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ODNR Issues 7 New Utica Well Permits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil and gas exploration and permitting activity in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale remains slow, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR issued just seven permits for new horizontal wells for the week ended June 6. All of the permits are concentrated in the play’s southern tier. […]

Gulfport Pays $407M for American Energy’s Utica Acreage

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gulfport Energy Corp. has acquired 35,325 leasehold acres and other assets in Ohio’s Utica shale from American Energy – Utica LLC, a subsidiary of American Energy Partners, for approximately $407 million. Gulfport purchased 6,198 acres in Belmont and Jefferson counties for $68.2 million and another 27,228 acres in Monroe County for $319 […]

Energy Transfer Partners to Invest $1.5B in Western Pa.

DALLAS – Energy Transfer Partners L. P. said Monday that it would spend about $1.5 billion to build a natural gas liquids processing system that would include the construction of new cryogenic plant in western Pennsylvania. The company did not disclose the precise location for the plant but did specify that it would build 100 […]

EPA: Fracking Has No Widespread Impact on Drinking Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A long-awaited study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the practice of hydraulic fracturing has not led to a “widespread” impact on drinking water across the country. However, the study also cited “potential vulnerabilities” in the water lifecycle that could be affected. The draft study, released Thursday, identified potential […]

EPA Study: ‘Fracking’ Has No Widespread Impact on Drinking Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A long-awaited study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the practice of hydraulic fracturing has not led to a “widespread” impact on drinking water across the country. However, the study also cited “potential vulnerabilities” in the water lifecycle that could be affected. The draft study, released Thursday, identified potential […]

ODNR Issues 10 New Permits for Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale remained unchanged at 26 during the week ended May 30 compared to the previous week, as oil and gas companies continued their exploration efforts in the southern tier of the play. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued 10 horizontal well permits […]

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