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2008-06-16 03:00:27

By Brian Bowling, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 16--The Marcellus Shale is bringing some prosperity and some worry to Pennsylvania. Stretching from eastern Ohio and West Virginia to New York, the rock formation a mile underground crosses the state diagonally from Washington to State College to Scranton. With a recent study saying it could hold as much as 50 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas, the shale has become a magnet for oil and gas companies. Thomas Murphy, a...

2008-05-16 12:00:25

Pilgrim Petroleum Corporation (PINKSHEETS: PGPM) (FRANKFURT: PHV) announced that it has filed a drilling permit on its recently acquired Mulloy Estate Lease located in Palo Duro natural gas resource basin in North Texas, Wilbarger County. The Palo Duro Basin is located in the Texas Panhandle district and is bound on the north by the Amarillo-Wichita Uplift in Oklahoma, to the south by the Matador Arch-Permian Basin in West Texas. The Palo Duro Basin prospect, which is currently being...

2008-05-11 09:00:24

By David Wethe and Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas May 11--After traveling the world for much of his life, John Beaman is now happy to be touring Texas, thanks to the Barnett Shale. But the Johnson County resident, who spent 21 years in the military, is still a little perplexed about why it took so long to get the flow of natural gas royalties streaming into his bank account. His first check didn't appear until almost a year after drilling began. "They always told me,...

2008-04-28 06:00:42

Crosstex Energy, L.P. (NASDAQ:XTEX) (the Partnership), today announced plans to construct an $80 million natural-gas processing facility called Bear Creek in the Barnett Shale region of North Texas. The new plant, which is expected to become operational in the third quarter of 2009, will have a gas processing capacity of 200 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), increasing the company's total processing capacity in the Barnett Shale to 485 MMcf/d. The Bear Creek plant will be...

2007-10-30 15:00:22

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) today announced that it has recently initiated production of approximately 30 million cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (mmcfe) from the first 11 wells on its 18,000-acre Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport lease. Acquired approximately one year ago for $185 million, the airport lease represents a significant value creation opportunity for Chesapeake, its minority- and women-owned business enterprise (M/WBE) partners and DFW...

2007-09-07 12:00:56

By Marice Richter, The Dallas Morning News Sep. 7--Thousands of area residents who leased their mineral rights for natural gas drilling could find there's red tape between signing a lease and cashing a royalty check. Some residents of the Oakhurst neighborhood in Fort Worth are among the first to experience a problem with collecting royalty payments because the drilling company that holds the leases in Oakhurst is insisting that subordination agreements be signed between homeowners and...

2006-07-24 07:30:00

By Deepa Babington NEW YORK -- Standing tall amid sunflowers and bales of hay, a greasy drilling rig roared loudly, a recent addition to an otherwise idyllic ranch north of Dallas, Texas. Other signs of change sweep across rolling green fields -- green-painted gas wells, large trucks trundling across narrow country roads and a mesh of pipes peeking out of bushes. This is Ponder, Texas, population 507, one of many towns north of Dallas where a natural gas drilling boom is transforming the...

Latest Carboniferous Reference Libraries

2014-01-12 00:00:00

Atrypa (lampshell) is an extinct genus of brachiopod from the Late Ordovician stage (444 million years ago) to the Carboniferous stage (318 mya). It occurs abundantly as fossils in marine rocks. Fossils have been found on all continents except Antarctica. This animal has distinctive concentric growth lines and is unusual in that in some Devonian beds there are numerous remains of the pedicle (foot) valve, but very few of the brachial (upper) valve -- scientists speculate that strong ocean...

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