News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Wayside Furniture

Cedar Point

The Holden Arboretum


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Fracking is coming to eastern Ohio conservancy reservoir
The Muskingum Water Conservancy District is striking a major deal to allow drilling for shale gas under the land surrounding one its major lakes
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
Seneca Lake from the air. It is the largest of the lakes created behind flood control dams in the 1930s
Courtesy of Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Fracking is coming to Seneca Lake in Nobel and Guernsey counties.  Oil and gas rights are being leased for more than 6,000 acres of land around the biggest of eastern Ohio’s conservancy reservoirs. WKSU’s Tim Rudell reports.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:01)


Third Utica deal
The deal between Antero Energy and the Muskingum Water Conservancy District promises a $6,200 per acre signing bonus, which comes to about $40 million.  And the district will get royalties of 20 percent of the gross from gas and oil produced from the property; there’s no estimate yet of what that may total.

In the past two years, the eastern Ohio conservancy district has signed deals for the grounds around Clendening and Leesville lakes for a combined $37 million. 
 
New requiremeents
The Seneca leases prohibit Antero from putting well pads on the public land. They have to drill horizontally underground from adjoining properties. The leases also require extra environmental controls, including limits on noise and light, at those adjacent locations. Darrin Lautenshleger of the district says the money will go to help pay down debt and for more urgent needs.

“The estimate of deferred maintenance, compliance issues and infrastructure upgrades that are needed at public use, public access and recreational facilities is in excess of $80 million.”

The Conservancy District has leased gas drilling rights since the 1930's and already has 275 wells on its land.

Related WKSU Stories

Taking water from state lakes to help save township roads
Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fracking requires about 5 million gallons of water per well
Monday, September 24, 2012

Seneca Lake gets temporary reprieve
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Brunswick will turn tornado sirens back on after bad weather
Put the sirens back after the storms, in the mean time just sit and wait for another tornado . That's Brunswick for you lived here 44 years and it has always be...

Oberlin council may rescind its gun ban, but is considering alternatives to keep it in effect
Seems that the only scared, paranoid people are the anti-gun people, really.

Massive pipeline planned to pump Ohio shale products to Texas
This needs stopped. Ohioans pay the price, putting up with pollution, leaks, explosions, and the top one percent profit from exporting fracked product to China.

National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University