Primary speakers for the program will be Brandon Nuttall and Rick Bowersox of the Kentucky Geologic Survey (KGS). They will discuss the natural gas-containing rock formations that exist in parts of western Kentucky and which may be of interest to natural gas companies. They will also explain the drilling and extraction techniques that are typically utilized to capture the gas from these gas fields.
Another aspect of the program will be to examine a typical natural gas lease and to briefly explain in layman’s terms what the lease means for the landowner. Since natural gas production has not occurred to any significant extent in Todd County, landowners here may not be familiar with how drilling and extraction may affect their land on either a short-term or long-term basis.
Natural gas leasing has been on the increase in Todd County over the past year– particular in the northern parts of the county. This program should be beneficial to landowners who are considering leasing their property for natural gas exploration/extraction.
Elkton Baptist Church is located at 301 East Main Street in Elkton. The activities building is behind the main church building, and the entrance is on the North Allen Street side. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. is expected to last 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
Due to the limited supply of educational handout materials, those who plan to attend are asked to call the Todd County Extension Office at 265-5659 and make a reservation for the meeting. Reservations will be accepted through 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24.