The Buckhannon Lions Club recently hosted speakers Mike Ross and Delegate Bill Hamilton, R-Upshur
Ross spoke to club members about gas well drilling, particularly those involving the marcellus shale wells.
Ross said that the Marcellus shale exists at around 7,000 to 7,500 feet underground. He explained how they use sand with the water to keep the rock from closing back up, so gas can come into the bore hole. He also said that the top of the wells are 14 feet apart, and that millions of dollars were spent drilling these wells.
Ross told club members the best place for wells in Upshur County is in the southern part. He also said that a lot of Marcellus companies are moving out of Upshur County and toward Marshall County and the Ohio River. He said there are 690 Marcellus wells in Ohio County.
Hamilton spoke about the bills in the House and Senate, saying that 214 measures passed the House. The two particular bills he mentioned are the texting and cell phone bills.
Hamilton also noted that West Virginia is one of only three states to be operating in the black.
The Buckhannon Lions Club meetings are conducted at 6 p.m., on the first and third Thursday of each month, except for July, at the American Legion hall.
Anyone who would like more information about becoming a member may contact any Lions Club member or call Maureen Mull at 304-472-3434.