Archive for May 21st, 2012

Chesapeake Sells More of its Utica Leases to Total

Last week Chesapeake transferred 90 percent ownership of their 9,000 Utica Shale leases in Columbiana County, Ohio to their French partner Total in return for $2.03 billion. Back in December Chesapeake did an initial deal with Total for a 25 percent ownership stake in Chesapeake’s Ohio Utica Shale leases for 10 Ohio counties. This latest […]

Chesapeake Reduces Board Compensation, Nips Private Jets

Chesapeake Energy is still battling a tidal wave of negative press in a bid to prop up the stock price and prevent a “significant liquidity event” (i.e., being forced to sell the company). Their latest move is to reduce reduce the pay of board members and take away their private airplane rights. Still, board members […]

NY Towns Pass Resolution They WON’T Ban Fracking

Tired of New York municipalities passing ill-advised bans on fracking, and hoping to increase the chances that landowners will be “first in line” for permits when they are finally issued, a group of landowners in New York have launched a campaign to get municipalities to pass a non-binding resolution that they will not enact a […]

Muskingum Watershed District Signs New Deal for Utica Drilling

The Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has just signed a deal with Sierra Buckeye of Houston to allow Utica Shale drilling on 185 acres of District-controlled land—and it got some VERY favorable terms for the deal.

High Paying Jobs Come to Marshall County, WV Processing Plant

Some high paying jobs are on the way to Marshall County, WV courtesy of a new natural gas processing plant being built by Dominion and opening in December. What’s good paying? How does $30 per hour sound?

PVR Deal to Buy Chief Gathering for $1B Closes

First announced back in early April, Penn Virginia Resource Partners (PVR) deal to buy Chief Gathering for $1 billion has officially closed on Friday. The deal creates a very large presence in the Marcellus Shale midstream space for PVR. From the PVR press release:

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Mon, May 21, 2012

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading:


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