TOGA - June 2005
Volume 12, Number 7 JULY 2005
TOGA TO MEET, SEPTEMBER 9TH, IN ONEIDA-The next Tennessee Oil &
Gas Association Board of Directors will be held at 6:00 p.m. eastern daylight
time, Friday, September 9th at Amelia's in Oneida, Tennessee. A meal will be
served prior to the director's meeting. As always, all members and guests are
invited to attend and participate. Items tentatively on the agenda include the
2006 convention and an opening on the board of directors. See articles below.
CONVENTION SITE TO BE DECIDED IN SEPTEMBER-Bob Nelson, TOGA Director
and Chairman of the Convention Committee, reports that his committee has been
exploring several sites for the 2006 TOGA convention. The committee will report
to the board at the September meeting. The board will then select the site.
If you have any suggestions, contact Nelson or Committee member and TOGA Board
member Vickie Guess.
TOM EMBERTON NAMED TO POST WITH KENTUCKY GOVERNOR-Tom Emberton, Jr.,
North American Resource Group, recently elected to the TOGA Board of Directors,
has resigned from the board and left North American Resources Group to take
a position in Frankfort in the Kentucky Governor's administration. Emberton
asked that his resignation from the board be effective as of June 15th, 2005.
We wish him well in his new post.
COOPER NAMED CLNG EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-William S. "Bill" Cooper
has been named to the post of executive director of the Center for Liquefied
Natural Gas (CLNG) in Washington, D.C. A Tennessean, Cooper once practiced law
in his hometown of Oneida and served as president of TOGA for one term. He served
as counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee,
primarily focusing on natural gas issues. He left that post to become a partner
with the Washington. D.C. law firm of Hunton and Williams, LLP before being
named to the CLNG position.
MIKE RATLIFF DIES-Mike Ratliff, 58, lost a long, hard fight with cancer
on Thursday, July 8, 2005, when he passed away at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
Ratliff was one of the early oil men in Tennessee. His last post was with Tengasco,
a company he founded and ran until his resignation several years ago. Although
he was fighting cancer, he talked about getting back into the oil business every
day up to the day he died.
SIGNS, BERMS ON TAP FOR ENFORCEMENT-Signs on wells and berms around
tank batteries are going to be the focus of enforcement efforts in the coming
months, according to Mike Burton, Oil & Gas Board. During the recent Site
Coordinator session in Oneida, Burton said inspectors would be checking for
signs on wells and berms around tank batteries. He urged all operators to check
their signs and berms and make any additions necessary to avoid being fined.
MORGAN COUNTY PROSPECT- Bob Cross has about 100 acres, he is interested
in leasing in the Frankfort area near the site of the Prior well that blew out
and caught fire. He can be reached at 865-719-0955.
ONEIDA ATTORNEY JOINS TOGA-Howard Ellis recently resigned his post the
D.A.'s office and opened a law practice in Oneida. He would like to get involved
in the oil business so he joined TOGA and attended the recent TOGA convention
in Nashville. He is new to the oil business, but not to the Scott and Morgan
County area. He can be reached at 423-663-4650.
SENATE APPROVES ENERGY BILL-After two weeks of debate, the United States
Senate overwhelmingly approved the comprehensive energy bill, the Energy Policy
Act of 2005 (S. 10). It now moves to a House-Senate conference where a number
of conscientious issues need to be resolved. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander
has been named to the conference committee.
"For more than a decade, domestic oil and natural gas producers have been
advocating changes to the national energy policy that would help maintain this
country's oil and natural gas supplies," said IPAA President Barry Russell.
"Today's vote is an encouraging sign that Congress is serious about this
nation's energy problems.
The offshore and federal land provisions have no impact on Tennessee, but other
provisions do. The most important provision may be that the bill provides a
definition of "underground injection in the Drinking Water Act that exclude
hydraulic fracturing and language to limit the regulation of stormwater discharge
from exploration facilities.
Congressional leaders hope to quickly complete the conference on the Energy
Bill and have a final bill to send to the President by the beginning of August.
TENNESSEE JUNE PERMITS -Anderson County-Atlas America, Inc-Coal Creek
Mining & Mfg CC100, 4390 ft., Duncan Flats Quad/ Campbell County-Miller
Petroleum, Inc.-Carden BA, 3150 ft., Jellico East Quad/ Delta Producers, Inc.-
Lindsay Land Co #16, 4575 ft., Jacksboro Quad/ Lindsey Land Co #17, 4565, Jacksboro
Quad/ Fentress County-Young Oil Corp-Bruno Gernt Estate #10, 2000 ft., Burrville
Quad/ Denali Energy LLC-Ralph & Wheeler Bowden #2, 1650 ft., Riverton Quad/
Morgan County- Atlas America, Inc.-Coal Creek Mining & Mfg, CC100,4420 ft.,
Petros Quad/ Coal Creek Mining & Mfg CC200, 4450 ft. Petros Quad/ Coal Creek
Mining & Mfg. CC2013, 5470 ft., Petros Quad/ Coal Creek Mining & Mfg
2014, 4670 ft., Petros Quad/ Waldon Resources, Inc-Wall Properties #8, 4200
ft., Petros Quad/ Coal Creek Mining & Mfg CC201, 4820 ft., Petros Quad/
Ariana Energy LLC-Coal Creek Mining #H2, 2790 ft., Elverton Quad/ Overton County-John
Henry Holding Inc.-Roger McDonald #20, 2000 ft., Alpine Quad/ North American
Resource Group-Richard Smith #3, 2000 ft., Alpine Quad/ Richard Smith #4, 2000
ft., Alpine Quad/ Arnco Oil Co, Inc.-Union Bank & Trust #19A, 2800 ft, Alpine
Quad/ Signature Oil Corp.-Lonnie Richard Smith #4A, 2000 ft., Alpine Quad/ Randell
T. Smith #4-A, 2000 ft., Alpine Quad/ Lonnie Richard Smith #3-A, 2000 ft., Alpine
Quad Basin Oil & Gas Inc.-Denny Padgett #4, 2000 ft. Alpine Quad/ Miller
Petroleum Services-William Todd #1, 2000 ft, Alpine Quad/ ABS Energy-Alice Reed
#1, 2000 ft., Obey City Quad/ Pickett County-Berry Resources, Inc.-Larry Cantrell
#1, 2000 ft, Riverton Quad/ Donald Cooper #1, 2000 ft., Riverton Quad/ Rhea
County-Amerxx Energy, Inc.-Ted Hayes #1, 3000 ft., Spring City Quad/
KENTUCKY PERMITS -May 16-June 24- Barren County-Winfield Tapp-Davis
Cash #3, Corniferous/ David Cash #4, Corniferous/ Lyle Energy & Development
Inc.-Carter Coomer CC-1, Knox Gp/ Carter Coomer CC-2, Knox Gp/ Resource Energy
Technologies LLC-Larry Morris #1, Leipers Ls/ Bell County-Nami Resources Co
LLC-Lewis Heirs #38, Clinton Sh/ Gatliff-Howard #2, Clinton Sh/ Gatliff-Howard
#1, Clinton Sh/ Anderson Oil LTD-Asher Land & Mineral LTD #10, Clinton Sh/
Daugherty Petroleum, Inc.-Equitable Production Co HE-33, Lw Devonian/ Knuckles
Enterprises, Inc. DPI-622, Lw Devonian/ Knuckles Enterprises, Inc. DPI-621,
Lw Devonian/ Clinton County-Mammoth Resource Partners, LLC- John Freeman MRES
2, Knox Gp/ John Freeman MRES 1, Knox Gp/ Larry Hatfield HAT-1, Knox Gp/ Larry
Hatfield HAT-3, Knox Gp/ Larry Hatfield HAT-4, Knox Gp/ Larry Hatfield #2, Knox
Gp Lucky Production Oil Expl, LLC-James R. Beard Heirs #6-D, Knox Gp/ Joe Todd
Oil Project-Larry Hurst #3, Knox Gp/ Harlan County-Daugherty Petroleum, Inc.-Dulcimer
Land Co.#1791, Lw Devonian/ Kentucky River Oil & Gas DPI-444, Lw Devonian/
Kentucky River Properties DPI-312, Lw Devonian/ Dulcimer Land Co.#1731, Lw Devonian/
Gregory Hoskins DPI-325, Lw Devonian/ Dulcimer Land Co #1768, Clinton Sh/ Dulcimer
Land Co.#1769, Clinton Sh/ Equitable Production Co HE-24T, Lw Devonian/ Austin
& Hayward Nolan DPI-448/ Noble Baker DPI-354, Lw Devonian/ Nami Resources
Co LLC-Addington Exploration Co NADD 2, Clinton Sh/ Addington Exploration Co.NADD1,
Clinton Sh/ Addington Exploration Co NADD 3, Clinton Sh/ Addington Exploration
Co NADD 12, Clinton Sh/ Columbia Natural Resources LLC-Penn Va Operating Co,
LLC #825326, Lw Devonian/ Knox County-Nami Resources Co. LLC, Martin-Hubbs #1,
Clinton Sh/ John Main #3, Clinton Sh/ John Main #2, Clinton Sh/ Garrett Bowling
#1, Clinton Sh/ Martin-Hubbs #2, Maxon Sand/ Consolidated Oil & Gas Corp.-William
& Meridian Hammons #1, Corniferous/ Heartland Operating Co, Inc.-Enis Mills
HAD-EM-1, Ordovician System/ Belle Hubbard MGM-3, Ordovician System/ Belle Hubbard
HAD-BH-2, Ordovician System/ Theodore Davies HAD-TD-1, Ordovician System/ Theodore
Davies TD-3 Ordovician System/ Drillpro, Inc.-Williams Hammons K-5, Corniferous/
William Hammons K-6a, Corniferous/ Daugherty Petroleum, Inc.-Equitable Production
Co HE-24T, Lw Devonian/ Amwest Exploration LLC-Troye Smith #1020, Clinton Sh/
Leslie County-Clean Gas, Inc.-Elden Hoskins #108, Lw Devonian/ Morgan Mountain
Enterprise #119, Lw Devonian/ Morgan Mountain Enterprise #118, Lw Devonian/
Morgan Mountain Enterprise #117, Lw Devonian/ Claude Morgan #120, Lw Devonian/
Journey Operating LLC, Kentucky River Properties CCDV-14, Lw Devonian/ Basin
Energy Co-Lonnie Loveridge #1, Big Six Sand/ Nami Resources Co LLC-Addington
Exploration Co NADD-10, Clinton Sh/ Addington Exploration Co. NADD 11, Clinton
Shale/ South Mississippi Electric #91A, Clinton Shale/ Letcher County-Clean
Gas, Inc.-Begley Properties LLC #113, Lw Devonian/ Equitable Production Co-Equitable
Production Co #566274, Lw Devonian/ Equitable Production Co #565985, Lw Devonian/
Kinzer Drilling Co LLC-KRCC Oil & Gas LLC #1494, Lw Devonian/ Kycoga Land
Co Etal #566309, Lw Devonian/ Daugherty Petroleum Inc- Kentucky River Properties
DPI-340, Lw Devonian McCreary County-Champ Oil Co., Inc.-Vernon Gilreath #1,
Knox Gp/ Whitley County-Bertram Resources, Inc.-Arnold Angel #2, Lw Devonian/
Nellie Powers Etal #2, Lw Devonian/ Arnold Angel #3, Lw Devonian/ Energy Associates,
Inc.-Princeton Etal #190, Wells Creek/ Princeton Etal #EA38D, Wells Creek/ Princeton
Etal #EA-48, Murfreesboro/ Princeton Etal EA-49, Clinton Sh.
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