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9/20/2014      PSU Natural Gas website registration page link
PSU Natural Gas website Registration page CLICK HERE. Registration will bring an email of all current and future events. This is an outstanding source of gas lease and drilling information. read more »
9/20/2014      19Sep14 Friendsville Group Status

We are re-forming the Group

Five years ago today on 19Sep09, were the first signings of The Friendsville Group Gas Lease. While there have been many people in the Group who have been drilled and are now held by production, there are a large number of other people who's Leases read more »

2/9/2014      MEETING at St Joseph's Church, St Joseph's, PA - 1:00 PM

The Friendsville Group is Re-forming to Protect Landowner Rights

The Friendsville Group Gas Leases will start to expire in September 2014 if you are not part of a gas producing unit. We know that Talisman in Apolacon and Choconut Townships have Landmen in the area contacting individual landowners read more »

1/12/2010      An Example of 3D Seismic Survey

This video shows an example of 3D Seismic Survey activity near Dimock, PA.  This will give you some idea of what we can expect on our property when PGS On-Shore conducts the 3D seismic survey in the first half of 2010 for Fortuna

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8/4/2009      Increased Natural Gas Projections from Marcellus Shale
'"If the natural gas from the Marcellus could be extracted on demand, the Marcellus alone would last the U.S.A. more than 19 years, producing 489 trillion cubic feet of gas," Engelder said Monday.'
"Late last year, Engelder made news with an estimate that 392 trillion cubic feet could be produced read more »
6/12/2009      DRILLING DONE RIGHT - It is possible!

Broader View Weekly, April 3, 2009

The above article is a balanced view on both sides of the gas drilling issue.  Most of the folks in the Friendsville Group have not yet signed leases because they are looking for a read more »
The main purpose of the attached study is to identify, quantify, and assess the relative value of state oil and gas regulations.  It does not evaluate the effectiveness of the individual state programs, address the implementation of the regulations, or monitor their enforcement.  However, "if a regulation is formally approved, it constitutes a requirement read more »
6/11/2009      Modern Shale Gas Development in the United States: A Primer
The introduction to this attached document says that the objective of the report is to answer questions and decisions about how to manage the challenges that may accompany shale gas development.  The Primer describes the shale gases contribution to the U.S.'s future energy needs, natural gases role in alternative energy strategies and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.   The report provides read more »
5/28/2009      U.S. Natural Gas Boom: The Race to Tap Shale's Potential
See the attached article from Popular Mechanics about the renewed interest in Natural Gas from Shales.  A quote says:
"If energy companies can overcome the current recession and start exploiting shale gas, the volume of these deposits has the potential to change energy policy, Engelder says. If gas companies read more »
4/30/2009      Colorado passes improved Oil and Gas Rules
See the attached article on recent Colorado Oil and Gas Rules put in place to regulate the Oil and Gas Industry.  We need to encourage our politicians to organize and get behind a movement to enact similar improved legislation for PA. 
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