Landowners concerned about the growing number of natural gas and liquids pipelines crossing northern Ohio from the Utica shale are holding an organizational meeting in Medina County on Thursday, Sept. 18.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Medina County Library’s main branch, 210 S. Broadway St., Medina.
For more information, call 330-334-8107.To read more or comment...
From the Athens County Fracking Action Network today:To read more or comment...
From the U.S. Energy Information Administration today:
The Powder River Basin, well known for its abundant coal supply, is experiencing a turnaround in oil production. Production has rebounded from a low of 38,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) in 2009 to 78,000 bbl/d during first-quarter 2014. Although U.S. oil production growth is occurring primarily in the Bakken, Eagle Ford, and Permian Basins, the Powder River Basin is among other regions of the country that have also benefitted from the application of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.To read more or comment...
From Rex Energy today:
From Chesapeake Energy Corp. president and CEO Doug Lawler at the Barclays CEO Energy Power Conference on Sept. 3 in comments on the Utica shale.
"That continues to be an exciting core focus area for us. It's one of our strong emerging plays. We have introduced the idea of returning to the oil window in the Utica, and that's only made possible because of the cost leadership that Chsapeake has demonstrated, the coninuous improvement that we have, we have had a few tests where we have more than 500 barrels of oil in IP, we will continue to be testing this area. It's an exciting time. We also know that applying some of the experience and expertise from other parts of our porfolio to this area, the continued improvements in cost could potentially result in another growth area for additional oil here. So I really like the Utica and this oil potential that we have..
"Looking at the wet gas area. We're seeing outstanding performance there as well. When we look at our drilling times, there is a significant improvement there, also when you look at our CapEx and our cost per foot it's basically half of what it was in 2013. And you see the rate of return with those improvements in the capital efficiency drastically improved to approximately 45 percent at present."
Later, he added:"And so in some cases here like in Utica we're actually putting money back into those programs so that we can improve the returns getting up to that 45 percent as noted in the previous slide as a result of this plugging and plowing the money back in from saving into better completion in it to accomplish better EURs."To read more or comment...
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.