More Info on Rogersville Shale Drilling Coming to WV

We’ve noticed the odd story from time to time mentioning the Rogersville Shale, a formation that sits 9,000-14,000 feet below the surface and is found in southwestern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky. Just a few weeks ago we told you that Cabot Oil & Gas is flirting with the Rogersville in WV (see Cabot Drills Test Well in WV Rogersville Shale, More on the Way?). The anti-drilling Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OVEC) pushed out a press release about the Rogersville in WV in March. The aim of the press release is to scare people, but there’s actually some good information in the release about where current development in the Rogersville is happening, along with good advice for any landowner anywhere contemplating a lease–such as don’t sign anything without a lawyer’s review, get your water checked before they start drilling, etc…

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