Archive for March 23rd, 2011

Range Resources Settles Royalty Lawsuit from Landowners for $22 Million

In 2008, Pennsylvania landowners filed lawsuits to have their lease agreements, signed in 2007 with Range Resources, invalidated because the royalty payments they were receiving fell below the 12 1/2 percent level that is guaranteed under PA’s Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act (GMRA). The landowners separately were joined together into a class action lawsuit representing some […]

U.S. Government Drags Feet on Issuing Pipeline Permits in PA, 150 Wells Sit Waiting

You can drill and produce gas all day long from a Marcellus Shale well, but if you can’t get the gas from the well to a large interstate pipeline, it’s all for naught. Right now there are 150 natural gas wells that can’t go into production in Pennsylvania because smaller “transmission” pipelines are not getting […]

New Study Shows Counties in PA with Marcellus Shale Drilling Do Better Economically

Penn State researchers have taken a close look at tax revenues from Pennsylvania counties active in the Marcellus shale. Here’s what they found:

New Interactive Marcellus Drilling Map for West Virginia Shows Completed & Permeated Wells

A new resource for those interested in drilling in the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia, developed by WV geologists:


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