A Look Back (& Forward) at Marcellus Drilling in Lawrence County
As part of a year-end story review, the Elwood City Ledger (Lawrence County, PA) looks at how one of the smallest counties in the Marcellus Shale region has become a late-bloomer with a dozen new wells drilled in 2013. We hadn’t heard much about drilling in Lawrence County until recently. The news has all been about Hilcorp, and if our most recent story about Hilcorp is any indication, drilling in Lawrence will at least double, maybe triple in 2014 (see Hilcorp Goes Hogwild in Lawrence County – 11 Pads on the Way).
Here’s the “year in review” article from the Ledger that covers Marcellus drilling in Lawrence County, a year which (sadly) included a resolution passed by the Elwood City Council calling for a severance tax on shale drilling: