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Hilcorp Gets More Permits for Utica’s Northern Tier

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Interest in oil and gas development across eastern Ohio’s Utica shale remains steady despite a depressed energy market, according to the latest report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR issued 18 new horizontal well permits during the week ended Feb. 14, the agency said Thursday. The rig count, that is, […]

Rex Pumps $317M Into Marcellus, Utica

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Rex Energy Corp. says it spent $317 million and drilled 51 wells last year to develop leasehold acreage in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, including land in Carroll County, Ohio, and Butler County, Pa. Rex reports the company drilled six wells, hydraulically fractured 12 others and placed 12 more into […]

NiSource Activates $60M Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — NiSource Inc. reported Wednesday that it has placed into service a $60 million pipeline that transports natural gas liquids from its Hickory Bend processing plant in Springfield Township to the UEO Buckeye processing facility in Columbiana County. NiSource, parent of Columbia Pipeline Group, said that the line was commissioned during the fourth […]

Ruling Leaves Open Zoning Options for Oil and Gas

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — While an Ohio Supreme Court ruling yesterday upholds the state’s right to regulate oil and gas development, it could also encourage some local control of the industry, says an attorney who heads his law firm’s energy division. “The majority opinion does not close out the possibility of local zoning” used to regulate […]

Halcon Production Increases in 2014 but Not in Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Halcon Resources Corp. says its oil and gas production increased 37% during the fourth quarter and 65% for the full year. In preliminary results announced today, the Houston-based company said it expects production of 46,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day during the fourth quarter and 42,000 barrels of oil per day […]

Chesapeake Sues McClendon, Claims Theft of Trade Secrets

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Chesapeake Energy Corp. today filed suit in Oklahoma County District Court alleging its former CEO and chairman, Aubrey McClendon, “misappropriated highly sensitive trade secrets” in the weeks before he was forced out of the company and used this information to start a new oil and gas venture. Chesapeake, the most prolific driller […]

New Permit for Columbiana as Utica Rig Count Falls

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The number of rigs drilling in Ohio's Utica shale continued to decline last week as producers scaled back exploration programs in the face of low oil and gas prices.

Advocacy Group Praises Injection Well Oversight

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Energy in Depth, a shale industry advocacy group, says Ohio is “leading the way on injection well regulations.”

Open Season for Marathon Utica Build-Out

EQT Writes Off Assets in Eastern Ohio's Utica


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