Archive for March 21st, 2009

Is Shale Drilling in Trouble at Current Market Prices?

As part of an opinion article published on OilOnline, several data points of interest are quoted about how much it costs to produce natural gas from shale plays like the Marcellus. The article paints a rather grim picture in the near future for shale drilling if prices for natural gas do not climb again. Among […]

Gastar Exploration’s 42,000 Acres in the Marcellus – No Development Until a Partner is Found

Energy company Gastar Exploration reports the following about their Marcellus commitment in a recent quarterly financial filing: In the Marcellus Shale we hold approximately 42,000 net acres in northern West Virginia and southwestern Pennsylvania. To date, we have drilled 10 shallow wells, which will allow us to hold the related leases with production. Currently, we […]

Range Resources Looks for Gas Deposits in Beaver County, PA

The Beaver County & Allegheny Times Online news site reports Range Resources has hired Conquest Seismic Services to vibrate the ground around Hopewell and Independence Townships, located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh). For now, Range is looking along Route 151, according to Dave Schieck, a geophysicist for Range Resources. But don’t look for production […]


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