If all goes well, the area could see major financial benefits to fracking, but there are still several unknowns, Loudonville Council learned.Click here to continue reading.
Cabot Oil and Gas representatives George Stark and Bethany Ramos spent about 40 minutes discussing their firm’s work in the area on Monday. Strait said a well project is underway on County Road 2375 in northern Green Township, while sites have been approved in Vermillion Township, west of Hayesville, and Mohican Township near Jeromesville. Earlier mention was made of the company drilling at least five wells in Ashland, Wayne, Holmes or Richland county.
Besides the possibility of a well close to Loudonville, Stark also mentioned that Cabot may wish to buy water from the village to assist with the drilling process. Well projects require between 4 and 7 million gallons of water, some of which will be brought from the Black Fork, not far from the Green Township site, but more is required, Stark said.
No village officials responded to Stark’s mentioning of buying village water.
Cabot will attempt to come up with a way to recycle water used in the drilling process, as it has done successfully on well projects in Sesquehenna County, Pennsylvania, but Stark did not know if recycling would work here. If not, used water would be shipped to a state-approved disposal facility.
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