Laurel Mountain Energy, LLC is dedicated to creating ongoing value for landowners, communities, investors and employees through horizontal shale development in the Appalachian Basin. With over 100 years of combined experience gained by our management team, Laurel Mountain Energy maintains a strict operational focus on safety and environmental stewardship as it develops horizontal shale resources.


Our Pledge to You

Laurel Mountain Energy wants to partner with you on the development of your oil and natural gas rights. Prior to founding Laurel Mountain Energy, Clark Nicklas founded Vista Resources, Inc. in 1987. Over the past 28 years, Vista gained tremendous experience in drilling and operating over 1,000 natural gas and oil wells, primarily in the Appalachian Basin. As the energy industry transitioned to a greater focus on horizontal drilling and completions, Clark Nicklas and David Nicklas formed Laurel Mountain Energy in 2014 to develop this local horizontal shale potential.

Based on this operating history in the Appalachian Basin, Laurel Mountain Energy’s key employees have years of experience working with landowners and communities safely and with a focus on environmental stewardship. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Laurel Mountain Energy’s team is comprised of local people dedicated to developing your oil and natural gas interests. Our goal is to build a mutually beneficial lasting relationship to develop your oil and natural gas interests. We are dedicated to drilling, completing and producing wells and are not a land company or marketing firm.

When you consider your energy development options, we hope that you will carefully consider partnering with Laurel Mountain Energy.  We look forward to speaking with you regarding the leasing and development process.

Please contact us at 412-595-8700 and a Laurel Mountain Energy team member will be able to assist you.