Rich gas deposits found in St. Clair

Rich gas deposits found in St. Clair

There are 23 comments on the Alabama Live story from Feb 8, 2007, titled Rich gas deposits found in St. Clair. In it, Alabama Live reports that:

Geologists have found a potentially significant natural gas formation in St. Clair County that has sent energy companies scrambling for drilling rights.

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just wondering

Auburn, AL

#1 Feb 14, 2007
hey I know someone with land in this area, and they said they have not heard from anyone about this is there anyone out there that knows what is going on and where it is going to be drilled..
just blowing off steam

Rowesville, SC

#2 Mar 26, 2007
My mother lives in Ashville and I think it is somewhere close to her.
steele al resident

United States

#3 Apr 9, 2007
does anybody in steele al know if they are drilling for natural gas,on their property.
Know a guy from St Clair

Smyrna, GA

#4 Apr 14, 2007
amazing, I know a guy who bought lots of acres in St Clair and he could be sitting on a gold mine! he just found out yesterday Apr 13 07 while we were talking that drilling companies are looking for him.
Ragland Lady

United States

#5 Apr 25, 2007
Know a guy from St Clair wrote:
amazing, I know a guy who bought lots of acres in St Clair and he could be sitting on a gold mine! he just found out yesterday Apr 13 07 while we were talking that drilling companies are looking for him.
I moved closer to my daughter in Birmingham and have a house for sale in Ragland on 1 acre plus, my driveway is full of shale........a sign of gas, I'm in the surrounding area of ashville..........for anyone who wants to purchase my house..........shellseeker65@a ol.com
Ragland Lady

United States

#6 Apr 25, 2007
steele al resident wrote:
does anybody in steele al know if they are drilling for natural gas,on their property.
, I think it is a radius of 40 miles from the center of ashville........if you have shale,,u might be sitting on a gas mine
Ragland Lady

United States

#7 Apr 25, 2007
just wondering wrote:
hey I know someone with land in this area, and they said they have not heard from anyone about this is there anyone out there that knows what is going on and where it is going to be drilled..
around the ashville area..........the signs are shale..........drk. grey..........or? on your property
Ragland Lady

United States

#8 Apr 25, 2007
just blowing off steam wrote:
My mother lives in Ashville and I think it is somewhere close to her.
it is around and in the area..........I have a driveway full of shale......

Since: Apr 07

Ashville, AL

#9 Apr 26, 2007
Ragland Lady wrote:
<quoted text> it is around and in the area..........I have a driveway full of shale......
It's called Conasauga Shale and it's a very large rock deposit with huge potential. You can read more info here:

http://news.edgar-online.com/news/fis_story.a...
The real scoop

Jacksonville, FL

#10 May 30, 2007
If you own mineral rights to the property, which I do Dominion Engergy would have come knocking on your door over a year ago. We sold the surface rights but retained the mineral rights since AMACO leased them back in the 70's. To date 8 wells have been drilled and capped...they have to finish the pipeline to the transmission station near Gadsden first. The plan right now is one well for every 320 acres. All within that unit share equally in the royalites. St Claire is about to become the richest county in Alabama. You can research The Barnette Field in Texas to learn more about shale gas. This one is expected to be larger than Barnette. The largest land owner there in the area...Lyman Lovejoy who already has more money than God. The rich get richer as usual.
The real scoop

Jacksonville, FL

#11 May 30, 2007
Sorry dear but you have to own the mineral rights. The shale with the gas deposits is VERY deep...deeper than any water well, 6 or 7000 in some areas. If you live within 40 miles of Ashville and were not contacted by Dominion someone else owns the mineral rights. About 1 1/2 years ago I received a call from a man who had purchased my 40 acres from the timber company I sold it to. He asked me if I would sign the mineral rights over to him, that he did not feel right living on land he did not own completely. He obviously had seen Dominion poking around and looked at his deed only to have his baloon burst. I let it drag on for weeks before I told him what a crooked, underhanded, lying SOB he was. He never said a word, just hung up the phone.
steele al resident

United States

#12 Jun 4, 2007
i heard that a loves truck stop is coming to the steele al exit,near the race track. that property will be the next great exit to have things building on it.a great investment for someone.st.clair county is going to be the next big community.
steele al resident

United States

#13 Jun 21, 2007
are they still drilling for gas in st. clair county,ashville or steele al?. would somebody let us know what is going on at this time, with the gas drilling. I HOPE THEY FIND THE BIGGEST GAS FINDINGS EVER
Don Thieme

Greensboro, NC

#14 Jun 29, 2007
I am a geologist, and I have been taking students to collect trilobites and other fossils from the Conasauga shale for several years. Around two weeks ago, I was contacted by two different people asking for information about the Conasauga formation that might be useful in fossil fuel exploration. Their calls actually caught be by surprise, although I was aware that interest in the oil and gas potential of Paleozoic rocks was what motivated the COCORP seismic exploration back in the late 1970s. Since I received those phone calls, I have read all of the newspaper articles about St. Clair County. There seems to be a great deal of interest now in exploring for natural gas in these same rocks over here in Georgia.
John Boshell Odenville

Fairmont, NE

#15 Jul 18, 2008
I was contacted by Carla Petroleum to lease one of my 11 acres the one that was in section 36 though I had 10 in section 1, I told him I would not lease just one and not the whole 11, he was just offering $450 per acre on a 4 year lease. I held out till miller land associates leased the total of all 11 acres for the sum of $550 per acre for a 4 year lease. I have some very interesting rock formations that has some very interesting features, I would love to have a geologist to come look at these rocks, my email is outdoorlover4u@gmail.com
steele al resident

United States

#16 Jul 23, 2008
i am still wondering if they are drilling for natural gas in st.clair county..anybody know? i have property in steele al, i know they leased our land to drill on, but yet have i seen them.. this would be a great time for them to drill because of the gas and oil ..please let me know one way or the other. thanks
Just as interested

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#17 Aug 29, 2008
my family and I have land in greene county. we had someone approach my family about leasing property. That was back in november, 2007. Supposedly, drilling is taking place as I type. However, no one has been keeping in comtact with my family. Does anyone know how this process works? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
steele al resident

United States

#18 Sep 11, 2008
someone needs to be drilling for natural gas in st clair county it is all over,, we need to stay in our own country..we need to help our selves,, are they still drilling any where near ...please let us know
Saint Clair resident

United States

#19 Sep 30, 2008
A friend of mine can actually smell gas on their property. They've had the gas co. come out thinking it was a gas leak, but the gas co. said no leak. I smelled it myself on several occasions on their property. Would like to tell them who to contact to see if they have any.
Nancie Phillips - GA

Dallas, GA

#20 Feb 16, 2009
I leased my mineral rights to family property in St. Clair Co. AL to Carla Petroleum about 2 years ago. I decided to call them today to inquire on what was going on wiyh production in the area. Apparently, the election of the new liberal administration has put a damper on the production of energy resources in our own borders. That's sad, because we need to keep our resources and money at home in the U.S. and not depend on foreign souces. Anyone interested that agrees with me should lend their energy and effort to promoting the Pickins Plan. We have an opportunity to develop industry and produce our own energy and this would ultimately help our economy.

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