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Rig Count Stays Steady at 19 in the Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported Monday that the rig count in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale remained unchanged at 19 during the week ended Dec. 3 versus the previous week, while permit activity increased. ODNR data show that four energy companies drilling in the Utica were awarded 13 new permits for […]

Feds Approve Environmental Impact of Nexus Pipeline

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday issued a final environmental analysis that likely clears the way for construction of a 256-mile pipeline that will stretch from Columbiana County to Michigan and connect with an existing pipeline into Canada. The Nexus pipeline project, a partnership between Spectra Energy Partners, Texas Eastern Transmission, DTE […]

Rig Count Stands at 19 in Ohio Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Permitting activity was light last week, but the rig count is showing signs of strength across the Utica shale in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The rig count stood at 19 for the week ended Nov. 26, ODNR said. The previous week, the number stood at 21 and […]

ODNR Issues 13 Permits; Utica Awaits New Pipelines

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 13 new horizontal well permits across the Utica shale last week during which the number rose of rigs that operate in the oil and gas play. And, over the next two years, the Utica can expect additional pipeline infrastructure that will enable the region to […]

ODNR Issues 13 Permits as Utica Awaits New Pipelines

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 13 new horizontal well permits across the Utica shale last week, while the number of rigs operating in the oil and gas play also improved. And, over the next two years, the Utica can expect additional pipeline infrastructure that will enable the region to improve […]

Utica Rig Count Rises to 19

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count in Ohio’s Utica shale rose to 19 during the week ended Nov. 12, up from 16 recorded the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Permitting activity for the week was slow, as just two permits for new horizontal wells were issued. Gulfport Energy Corp. received […]

Anti-Fracking Measure Defeated for 6th Time

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Community Bill of rights was rejected by city voters last night for a sixth time. According to the Mahoning County Board of Elections unofficial report, the charter amendment, which would curtail operations related to hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the city, lost 55.3% to 44.7%. Representatives of the Mahoning County […]

Hilcorp Awarded 11 Permits in Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. is stepping up its interest in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale, specifically in Columbiana County, records show. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 11 permits to Hilcorp for new horizontal wells in Columbiana County last week, according to the latest update from the agency. Hilcorp was the sole […]

US Chamber Outlines Impact of Banning Fracking

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The head of the local chamber of commerce and the president of the company building a power plant in Lordstown are among those praising a report on the consequences of prohibiting hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The new report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, “What If Hydraulic […]

ODNR Issues 11 Utica Permits, Rig Count Down

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued 11 new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale, while the number of rigs operating in the oil and gas play dropped. The rig count in Ohio’s Utica stood at 15 for the week and ended Oct. 29, down from 16 the […]

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