Latest Chief Oil and Gas Stories

2011-06-25 06:20:00

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday it would examine claims that water wells in five states have been contaminated because of natural gas drilling, reports the Dallas Morning News. The sites make up one of seven cases included in a study of hydraulic fracturing's impact on drinking water.  The fracturing fluids in these types of gas wells are mostly water and sand mixed with chemicals.  They are injected underground to fracture rock containing natural gas....

2011-05-04 08:14:00

DALLAS, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Oil & Gas LLC ("Chief") and Tug Hill, Inc. ("Tug Hill") today announced they have entered into an asset purchase and sale agreement to sell certain natural gas properties in the Marcellus Shale to Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX). The sale assets include approximately 228,000 net acres located primarily in the southwestern part of the Marcellus Shale. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101108/DC97134LOGO) "We are pleased to enter...

2011-01-14 07:07:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Following their first successful Marcellus Shale launch in August of 2010, Purestream Technology has contracted with SM Energy to deploy their second Marcellus Shale installation, in McKean County, Pennsylvania. Purestream Technology is a Utah-based R&D company providing a suite of cutting edge environmental solutions for oil and gas producers. The Trilogy System was created to alleviate the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing...

2010-12-21 16:39:00

DALLAS, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Oil & Gas LLC ("Chief") and Radler 2000 Limited Partnership ("Radler") today announced they have entered into an asset purchase and sale agreement to sell certain natural gas properties in the Marcellus Shale to EXCO Holding PA, a subsidiary of EXCO Resources, Inc., for approximately $459 million. The sale assets include 15 producing wells, 11 wells waiting on completion and approximately 50,000 net acres located primarily in Lycoming,...

2010-11-24 07:19:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 16, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC) awarded East Resources, Inc. its 2010 Chairman's Stewardship Award for Environmental Partnership. East Resources received the award in recognition of its support for a Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network in the upper reaches of the Susquehanna River Basin. East provided financial assistance to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission to support the deployment of the...

2010-11-08 14:00:00

DALLAS, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Chief Oil & Gas LLC ("Chief") today provided an update of its Marcellus Shale development. Chief's Marcellus leasehold has increased to 600,000 gross acres in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland and the Marcellus drilling program continues to expand. To date, 93 wells have been drilled with 42 wells placed on production, 15 wells waiting on a pipeline, and 36 wells waiting on completion. Currently, 20 wells are being drilled or remain to...

2010-09-01 17:18:00

Reports to be completed by well and available to the public via company website DALLAS, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chief Oil & Gas LLC ("Chief") today announced a voluntary disclosure initiative of Marcellus Shale hydraulic fracturing additives. Starting on October 1, Chief will voluntarily submit to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) detailed information about additives used in the...

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