The Pub - Pittsburgh Urban Blog
August 17, 2010
Lawrenceville Oil and Gas Leases
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 03:30 pm ET
We also took a look at leasing activity in Pittsburgh's three Lawrenceville neighborhoods. Area residents are interested in the potential impact of this activity on the neighborhood, especially given the leasing of the 31 acre St. Mary's Cemetery.
70% of the 43 recorded leases in the neighborhood were granted by just six property owners, with Lawrenceville Sunrise and ZZZZ I LP accounting for almost half of all parcels leased.
This data seems to suggest that some larger property owners are leasing multiple parcels in their portfolio. Additional examples of this may be a topic for additional blog posts.
We have also made maps by grantee to give a look at where leases in Lower, Central, and Upper Lawrenceville have occurred.
August 17, 2010
Oil and Gas Leases by Municipality
Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 01:08 pm ET
As a follow-up to yesterday's Marcellus posting, we have compiled data on acres leased by Municipality between 2003 and May, 2010.
The following charts show the top 10 municipalities by acreage leased and by share of total acreage leased.
Data for all municipalities is also available.
August 16, 2010
Oil and Gas Leasing in Allegheny County
Posted on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 07:30 am ET
Interest in new oil and gas leasing has jumped with the rise in Marcellus Shale activity in the Commonwealth. The PUB shows where related leasing activity by parcel is taking place in Allegheny County.
You can download the county map in PDF form here, or the City of Pittsburgh map here.
You can also zoom in to an PNCIS interactive map and see where leases have been filed with the Allegheny County Department of Real Estate and which entity has been granted the lease.
Oil and gas leases cover the right to extract oil and gas from a property, while right of way leases cover pipelines or other transmission infrastructure on a property.
The map of 2,600 leased parcels in Allegheny County has been put together here at UCSUR. While some leasing dates back years, the vast majority of oil and gas leases are recent, with nearly 1,700 newly-leased parcels in 2009 and 2010 alone.
In Allegheny County, Dale Property Services/DPS Penn and Huntley & Huntley have been involved in the largest number of oil and gas leases. A map of leases by company shows the geographic areas that are the focus of the most-active firms.
Here is what a typical drill site looks like.