Bethany College and Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corporation have agreed to terms on a contract that will result in drilling for natural gas on non-campus lands owned by the College. The agreement is the result of three years of feasibility study, research and negotiation by a team of Bethany College representatives.

Drilling will occur on College-owned lands along Route 88 North outside the Town limits of Bethany, W.Va. The College and Chesapeake Energy Corporation have agreed to a location and project specifications that will limit the impact on the community.

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Estimated Time Frame for Parkinson Farm Work

Site pad construction: Complete
Drilling: Spring 2013
Extraction: Summer 2013

Learn more about the drilling process here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYQcSz27Xp8&feature=relmfu

 

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Drill site location on College-owned lands along Route 88 North outside the Town limits of Bethany, W.Va