Archive for March 19th, 2009

Drilling in the Monongahela National Forest Put on Hold

Recently the U.S. Bureau of Land Management stopped a proposed auction for new oil and gas leases in the Monongahela National Forest (W. Va.) after protests from the Friends of Blackwater Canyon and The Wilderness Society. However, just because the auction is canceled for now, it doesn’t mean there won’t be an auction in the […]

Capital City Energy Group’s Hotwell Services Subsidiary Ramps up Activity in Marcellus Shale

From a press release issued by Capital City Energy Group: COLUMBUS, Ohio–(March 10, 2009)–Capital City Energy Group (OTCBB: CETG) announced today that Hotwell Services, its wholly owned subsidiary and a provider of oil filed services in the Appalachian Basin, has significantly increased its cased hole service activity in the Marcellus Shale, one of the most […]

Will the U.S. Become Addicted to Imported Natural Gas Like We Have Imported Oil?

An interesting article recently ran in the Fort Worth Weekly (Texas), discussing the looming competition that is about to arrive from imported liquefied natural gas (LNG). The context of the article is mostly about how an increase in imports will affect energy companies and workers in the Barnett Shale play in Texas. However, the coming […]

Westmoreland County, PA Supervisors Vote to Approve Drilling on County Land

On Thursday, March 12, the board of supervisors for Westmoreland County (Pennsylvania) voted to let drilling commence on an area of county-owned land. According to the Valley News Dispatch: The board approved five natural gas wells to be drilled on Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County property near the Beaver Run Reservoir. James McKinstry of Dominion […]

 

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