Legislative Update: West Virginia Governor Signs House Bill No. 4091 into Law

On February 17, 2020, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed into law House Bill 4091, allowing for expedited oil and gas well permitting for horizontal wells. Under the bill, which amends W. Va. Code § 22-6A-7, operators may pay an additional fee(…)

Successes in Ohio Utica Wells Lead to Continued Growth in 2014

The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Gulfport  Energy Corp. of Oklahoma and Chesapeake Energy Corp. are producing increasing amounts of natural gas from Utica wells in Ohio and anticipate continued growth in 2014.  Gulfport’s operations are led by it(…)

Ohio Shale Drillers Must Report Chemicals Locally

Ohio officials notified companies that a federal chemical disclosure law trumps a 2001 state law requiring that information regarding chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process only be filed with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, a law(…)

First Quarter 2013 Shale Deals Reach $882 Million in Pennsylvania and $283 Million in Ohio

Three transactions involving Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale have reportedly totaled $882 million in the first quarter of 2013, the second-most for any formation in the country.  Ohio’s Utica Shale formation was the subject of two deals worth $283 mill(…)