Utica Shale Lease May Pull OH Volunteer Fire Dept from Bankruptcy

We’re not sure of the circumstances that led the Neffs (Belmont County), OH Volunteer Fire Department to go more than $1 million in the hole–but that’s where they are. The miracle that may lift them out of bankruptcy and put them back on firm financial footing is the Utica Shale. Specifically, the opportunity to lease fire department-owned land for Utica Shale drilling.

The interesting (to MDN) aspect of this story is the very generous terms Neffs VFD is getting for the lease of 56.4 acres…

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