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This and That’s - Natural Gas

By: Victoria Lee Hall

In early 1890’s, President Harry Truman’s father, while drilling a water well, struck natural gas. He used it to heat his own house and the house of his neighbor. While the exact mechanism he used to heat the two houses is not known, it is known shortly before (in 1885), the Bunsen Burner was invented, leading to other inventions to heat houses. And, although that seems a long time ago, the very first known natural gas well was drilled by the Chinese in 211 B.C. Later, the Chinese adapted bamboo pipelines to transport natural gas to provide fuel for boiling water, heating, and the first known instances of lighting.


If Section lines can be "redrawn" to suit the interests of Gas companies - Landowners will lose.

In a nutshell, EnCana Oil & Gas (USA), which is the US corporation owned by a Canadian Gas exploration company like Chesapeake, is trying to get the Commissioner of Conservation to "redraw" section lines in the North Shreveport/MLK area.

This is a dangerous and slippery slope because if EnCana is allowed to do this, then landowners in this area of the city could lose their ability to make any money from the natural gas underneath their land. Very few people know about this so we are telling everyone we know about what is at stake. Other gas companies will try maneuvers like this if we do not stand up for the rights of local landowners - now.


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Still meeting. Still protecting landowners.

Some folks think that because the economy is bad and natural gas leasing activities have slowed down that the Haynesville Shale is over.

Well, it's not.

The HSLA is still holding meetings letting landowners know about our program, what to expect and how they can get a lease that's written in their favor - instead of the gas company.

We are still here and are in this play for the long haul. So if you are a landowner looking to negotiate a better lease or have become dissatisfied with your current neighborhood association or group, then we hope you consider attending one of our HSLA Citizen Informational meetings.

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The Herd...

The Herd.

T.Boone Pickens

Boone’s friends line up for a group shout-out on all the Energy Independence Day Activities and the work of the Pickens Plan for the last 375 days.

Catch a video featuring Aubrey McClendon on CNBC talking about the US reserves and future potential of natural gas and the find of the Haynesville Shale...

In fact, we think in one accumulation, we found enough gas to supply the whole United States with gas for another 10 years. And so, through the American Clean Skies Foundation, we hired a consulting firm to come in and take a look at what the data we're seeing and see if you arrive at the same conclusion.

There will be more studies. There will be government studies. There will be a lot of industry studies that we think will corroborate what this study found."
Aubrey McClendon, CEO, Chesapeake Energy

Article in the New York Times, with emphasis on DeSoto Parish, Louisiana...

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February's Public Meeting date should be announced soon. As always, stay tuned to www.gohsla.org for up-to-date details.

As long as you're here, take a minute to check out the Pickens Plan, or educate yourself on the progress of the Natural Gas bills (H.R. 1835 and S. 1408) that are currently in Congress.

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Does your Neighborhood association pay you back? The HSLA does!

What better way to grow your organization than to continually invest back into your own Members? That's why each HSLA Herd member who refers and brings in a brand new Member receives $5.00 per person. To date, we've re-invested hundreds of dollars back into our Members.

At the HSLA, it's just one more way to say "Thank You!" to our Membership.

One cubic foot of natural gas is roughly the space inside a typical basketball.

A word about volume.

Current estimates show that one cubic foot of natural gas is equivalent to roughly the space inside of a typical basketball. Did you know that gas companies expect to produce millions of cubic feet of natural gas per well? Imagine 15 million basketballs being produced from ONE WELL over the course of ONE single DAY.

That is the kind of volume of natural gas that is sitting right below your feet - right now.

So make sure you get the education you need to make the best decision you can, because this is a decision that will affect you and your family for decades to come.

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