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.

Akron General

NOCHE

Meaden & Moore


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

School children in Bath produce a seed-to-table garlic feast
Super article. What a great idea to educate in sustainable farming! Garlic is so healthy as well. My Grandson Sam Mathews is in grade 4, and he looks like he ...

There's no off-season for the Cleveland International Film Festival
I would like to see "The Murders of Brandywine Theater" filmed by local Larry Longstreth shown at the Cleveland International Film Festival!

Study shows raising the cigarette tax a dollar could raise $342 million
So, it takes an expert to tell us raising the tobacco tax raises the revenue for the state? Doh. By the way, any one who was going to quit smoking probably alre...

Akron's Highland Square celebrates community spirit and public art
Both Donna and her husband, Joseph are both such amazing art talents! The photos look stunning! I must get down to Angel Falls for an in-person look. I just l...

Pluto: Another off-season, another Browns quarterback conundrum
The Browns do need a draftable QB for the future. Johnny Manziel needs to go and that leaves Brian Hoyer and Connor Shaw. Free agency doesn't really have any so...

Exploradio: Improving the lives of paralyzed people
God bless you doctor. I hope to be alive the day that humans, like me, can use the results of your search...

Nature and nourishment down by the river at the Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf
I love QUICKBITES! I look forward to it every week. One question: is it possible to include a link to the restaurant or store that you profile? Thanks!

Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
From a sports opinion Varsity would have a lot more talent to choose from So Im sure varsity sports would improve.Also Timkens name would be much more published...

Canton school board will decide whether to merge high schools
I really hope we can save those jobs, usually we try to cut budgets but the demand is still the same. Then we look bad a year or two after the descion is made. ...

FirstEnergy wants PUCO guarantees on nuclear and coal prices
Would just comment that the plant has admitted the following (as reporting in the Akron Beacon Journal): "The utility has said it may have difficulty keeping t...

Copyright © 2015 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