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Measures Offered to Prevent Man-Induced Earthquakes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A group composed of representatives of state geological agencies, specialists in the energy industry, seismologists and academics issued a report Monday with recommendations on how states can better understand and address earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing or wastewater injection. The Oklahoma City-based group – StatesFirst – is a 13-state initiative formed in […]

10 New Utica Permits Issued in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 10 new horizontal well permits during the week ended Sept. 26, all of them concentrated in the southern tier of the oil and gas play. Gulfport Energy Corp. received six permits to drill in Belmont County, ODNR reports. Ascent Resources Utica LLC was awarded permits […]

ODNR Issues 15 New Well Permits in Utica Shale

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 15 new horizontal well permits in the Utica shale play during the week ended Sept. 19, the agency reported Tuesday. All of the permits were awarded for prospective wells in the southern tier of the Utica, where wells have proven the most productive. Ascent Resources […]

Youngstown Ballots Will Have Anti-Fracking Measure

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Beginning with military ballots going out this weekend, a proposed amendment to the Youngstown charter that would prohibit hydraulic fracturing within the city will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. This follows the decision yesterday of the Ohio Supreme Court in favor of the city. The city of Youngstown sought to compel […]

ODNR Issues Five New Permits for Utica Wells

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued five new permits for horizontal wells across the Utica shale during the week ended Sept. 12, according to the latest update on oil and gas activity in eastern Ohio. ODNR issued four permits to Antero Resources Corp. for wells in Monroe County, while a single […]

Rover Pipeline Project Awards $34M Contract for Compressors

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Rover Pipeline LLC, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, has awarded a $34 million contract to Ariel Corp. to supply 39 natural gas compressors for the project. Ariel, based in Mount Vernon, describes itself as the world’s largest manufacturer of separable reciprocating gas compressors used by the energy industry. The […]

McClendon Looks at Shale Plays in Mexico

MEXICO CITY – A subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based American Energy Partners LP plans to partner with EIM Capital here to tap into Mexico’s vast unconventional oil and gas reserves, the companies have announced. Mexico holds about 60 billion barrels of shale resources, according to Energy Information Administration, enough to supply the market for 35 years. […]

Ohio Issues 2,000th Drilling Permit in Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of new horizontal well permits issued in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale has surpassed 2,000, according to the latest data released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reports that to date, 2,002 permits for unconventional oil and gas wells in the Utica shale have been issued since exploration began […]

Chesapeake Signs Deal to Cut Transportation Costs

OKLAHOMA CITY – Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Tuesday it has signed new gas gathering agreements with the Williams Companies in its Utica shale holdings in eastern Ohio and its position in the Haynesville shale in Louisiana. The deal, announced before the start of trading will result in lower transportation costs in exchange for greater volumes […]

Kasich Joins PTT Global for Cracker Press Event

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. John R. Kasich announced Thursday that the American subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical, Thailand’s largest integrated petrochemical and refining company, is ready to invest $100 million to conduct detailed engineering design for a world-scale cracker on a site on the west bank of the Ohio River in Belmont County. Kasich was […]


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