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Broadview Heights at odds with Gonzoil drilling company

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Monday, June 28, 2010, In : Broadview Heights, Ohio 

Published: Thursday, June 24, 2010

To mandatory pool, Gonzoil must go before the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and explain why it is necessary to pool the unwilling participants.

“I don’t think that’s (mandatory pool) right, because Mr. Gonzalez sits on that board,” said Mayor Sam Alai. “I think that’s a huge conflict of interest. I don’t think we should be mandatory pooled.”

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Gates Mills spill shows need to toughen Ohio drilling laws

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Monday, June 28, 2010, In : Gates Mills, OH 

Published: Thursday, June 24, 2010

“the fact remains that oil drilling is an imperfect industrial activity that should not be allowed in residential neighborhoods without more restrictions and safeguards.”


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Gas well location moves from Mayfield Village to Mayfield Heights

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Monday, June 28, 2010, In : Mayfield, OH 

Published: Thursday, June 24, 2010

Seagull decided to move the proposed gas well due to prior controversy from residents.

Mayfield Heights Police Det. Chris Sonnhalter said a fraud case against Seagull is still under investigation. Tugend said even though the investigation continues concerning Seagull fraudulently signing signatures on a petition for a gas well in Mayfield Village, there is nothing that would have stopped the company from applying with ODNR.


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Our opinion: Return power to cities

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Saturday, June 26, 2010, In : Dover, OH 

The Times-Reporter

Posted Jun 22, 2010 @ 01:00 PM

"We find it unbelievable that Ohio municipalities – such as the city of Dover – have no say in whether a gas well can be drilled within their boundaries."

"As for state law regulating the drilling of gas and oil wells, it needs to be tightened further. ODNR should be stripped of the power to regulate drilling in urban area, and that power should be returned to municipal governments. We would feel a lot more secure knowing that a decis...

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Car hits gas well in Kingsville

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Saturday, June 26, 2010, In : Kingsville, OH 

December 4, 2007

“The driver lost control and hit a transfer valve (for a nearby well,)” Laugen said. “It had undergone some pressure and blew some gas and oil.”

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Oil well in Gates Mills leaks 1,000 gallons into Chagrin River tributary

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, In : Gates Mills, OH 

Published: Monday, June 21, 2010, 7:12 PM

Residents more than a mile away on Gates Mills Boulevard reported the leak.

"GATES MILLS, Ohio -- Crews spent the past two days cleaning up an estimated 1,000 gallons of oil that had leaked from a ruptured valve on a gas well at the intersection of Dorchester Road and Ohio 91.

Oil from the well seeped into streams and storm water sewers that flow into the Chagrin River." 


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Drilling offer under fire

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Monday, June 14, 2010, In : Dover, OH 

By Joe Mizer

The Times-Reporter

Posted Jun 10, 2010 @ 10:50 PM

City officials worried that gas well proposal could contaminate water system

"The placement of an oil and gas well on the First Methodist Church premises would be close to “a lot of residential housing, close to a nursing home, and also it's within what's called the one-year time of travel to our water wells,”


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State OK'd oil-pump site in June check

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Monday, June 14, 2010, In : Marion, OH 

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH           Tuesday,  October 21, 2008 3:12 AM

Independent federal agency to conduct probe after fatal blast in Marion County

“An oil-pumping operation in Marion County that was the scene of a fatal explosion Sunday had been inspected nine times since 2002, most recently in June, and received good marks, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said yesterday.”


continue reading...      http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/10/21...
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Oil well tank explodes in Carroll County

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Monday, June 14, 2010, In : Dellroy, OH 

By Nancy Schaar        The Times-Reporter     Posted Feb 12, 2010 @ 02:29 PM

 Oil burns down a hill after an explosion at an oil well site near Dellroy Thursday night.

Jimmy Patrick, production supervisor for Range Resources, owners of the tank, said they suspect it may have been a buildup of static electricity on the 90 barrel tank. The tank was blown about 150 to 200 feet from the original site.

continue reading...  http://www.timesreporter.com/local_news/x196131385/Oil-well-tank-explodes...
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Safety Forces Fight Gas Well Fire

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Monday, June 14, 2010, In : Hudson, OH 

From City of Hudson: Friday Letter  October 21, 2005

“Hudson EMS, Fire and Police responded to an explosion at a gas well tank battery at 669 Barlow Road. One man died at the scene, and another was transported with serious injuries and burns to an area hospital.”

continue reading...http://www.hudson.oh.us/news/friday/10-21-05%20friday%20letter.pdf

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Gas well fire in North Kingsville out; drilling resumes

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Sunday, June 13, 2010,

by Kim Wendel     Updated: 7/15/2008

“NORTH KINGSVILLE -- Crews are back to drilling for gas now at a site just north of the North Kingsville Village Hall after drillers struck a pocket of methane gas there.”


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Oil tank ignites

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Friday, June 11, 2010, In : Marietta, OH 

By Justin McIntosh, April 24, 2009

“An oil tank burns off Ohio 7 near Newport. One person was seriously burned and more than a dozen local fire departments fought the blaze for more than six hours.” 

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Unplugged oil wells still in Wood Co.

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Thursday, June 10, 2010, In : Wood County, OH 

Abandoned oil wells estimated at 36,000

Updated: Wednesday, 07 Oct 2009, 12:04 PM EDT
By Jan Larson - Sentinel County Editor

"Evidence of the oil arrived at the county commissioners office Tuesday when a glass jar of seemingly clear water was placed on the conference table. Commissioner Alvie Perkins shook the jar and oil instantly turned it into a blackened snowglobe. The commissioners listened as people from different professions - chemistry, water well drilling, and oil well capping - expl...

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Munroe Falls opposes natural gas drilling site

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, In : Munroe Falls, OH 

Munroe Falls -- David Beck, president of Beck Energy in Ravenna, said he has everyone necessary on board to drill a natural gas well in Munroe Falls -- except for city officials.

Mayor Frank Larson said at the meeting that he is opposed to the location of the well because it is near the river.


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ODNR chief approves mandatory pool oil and gas well application

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, In : Jackson Twp, OH 
Posted May 28, 2010 @ 10:35 PM

The decision – unless overturned on appeal – means that four property owners near the church will be forced to relinquish their mineral rights against their wills due to Ohio’s mandatory pooling laws.

At least four other property owners signed the lease, but are now against the drilling.


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Texas firm bulks up with Ohio acquisitions

Posted by Info@ NEOGAP on Monday, June 7, 2010, In : Ohio 

By buying its two biggest competitors, Enervest produces 20 percent of state’s oil, natural gas http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2010/06/06/texas-firm-bulks-up-with-ohio-acquisitions.html?sid=101

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