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Canadian Scientist to Speak on ‘Realities of Shale Gas’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – J. David Hughes, a fellow at the Post Carbon Institutes, will speak Wednesday night at Youngstown State University on “Shale Gas Reality Check: Revisiting the U.S. Department of Energy Play-by-Play Forecasts through 2040 from Annual Energy Outlook 2015.” Hughes comes to YSU at the invitation of Ray Biersdorfer, professor of geological and […]

More Utica Shale Production Forecast in December

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil and natural gas production in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale is expected to slightly increase in December, bucking the trend of other major shale plays across the country where production is projected to decline. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s drilling productivity report for November, Utica natural gas production should stand […]

New Wells Permitted for Columbiana, Lawrence

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – State agencies that regulate oil and gas activity in Ohio and Pennsylvania have approved three new permits for horizontal wells in the northern tier of the Utica shale – two in Columbiana County and one in Lawrence County in western Pennsylvania. The Columbiana County wells are slated for the Summitcrest farm in […]


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