Village of Barnesville to get $5.5 million from gas drilling lease

The Village Council for the Village of Barnesville in Belmont County approved a lease agreement that “will allow Antero Resources to use 1,047 acres” for drilling, WTOV9 reports. In addition to 20 percent royalties, the village will receive $5,700 per acre, which will bring between “$5.5 and $6 million” into this town of 4,100 people, the article said. For more, read the full story here.