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Drilling Down: Lawsuit Claims Chesapeake Withheld $30M in Royalties | October 30, 2015

Lawsuit Claims Chesapeake Withheld $30M in Royalties

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Two Columbiana County parties and a resident of Summit County have sued Chesapeake Exploration LLC, alleging that its affiliates owe them more than $30 million in unpaid royalties. Zehentbauer Family Land LP, Hanover Farms, and Evelyn Frances Young filed the complaint as a potential class action suit in Columbiana County Common Pleas […]

Drilling Down: Chesapeake Starts Re-Signing Leases in Columbiana | October 26, 2015

Chesapeake Starts Re-Signing Leases in Columbiana

LISBON, Ohio – Significantly lower oil and gas prices haven’t yet altered Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s designs on Columbiana County, as evidenced by its willingness to renegotiate leasehold agreements that expire this year. “I’ve heard from different landowners that Chesapeake has released property and paid bonuses again,” reports Columbiana County Commissioner Tim Weigle. “They’re back in, […]

Drilling Down: Mountain Valley Wants to Build Appalachian Pipeline | October 26, 2015

Mountain Valley Wants to Build Appalachian Pipeline

PITTSBURGH – Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC has filed its request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, for authorization to construct a 301-mile pipeline that would transport natural gas from the Utica and Marcellus shale plays to the Mid-Atlantic and Appalachian regions. Mountain Valley is a joint venture between Pittsburgh-based EQT Midstream Partners LP […]