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Chesapeake to Focus on Utica Well Completion in 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – The CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Tuesday that the company will spend 2017 completing existing natural gas wells in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays and refrain from new drilling in the basin. “In northeast Appalachia, our activities in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and the Utica Shale in Ohio will […]

Commentary: Natural Gas Is Great for the Valley

By Jeffery C. Dick, Chairman of Youngstown State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The advent of shale energy a.k.a. “fracking” has revolutionized the domestic oil and gas industry and has placed the U.S. as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas exceeding Saudi Arabia and Russia. We are […]

6 Counties Share $43.7M in Property Taxes from Shale

By Jackie Stewart, Energy in Depth COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s top six Utica Shale counties collected more than $43.7 million in real estate property taxes on production from 2010-2015, according to a new report by Energy In Depth and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. The report entitled “The Utica Shale Local Support Series: Ohio’s […]

Permits Sought for 2 Injection Wells in Brookfield

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – The subsidiary of a Houston-based company has applied for permits to drill two new wastewater injection wells in Trumbull County, according to records filed with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. “Right now, we’re reviewing two applications,” said ODNR spokesman Steve Irwin. “There is an initial review to make sure they’ve submitted […]

Seven Drilling Permits Issued for Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Seven permits were issued to energy companies during the week ended Jan. 28 for new horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR awarded all seven permits to Canonsburg, Pa.-based Rice Drilling LLC. The wells are in Belmont County in the southern tier of […]


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