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Ohio’s Utica Rig Count Stands at 23

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 15 new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, as the rig count continued to remain above 20. Twenty-three rigs were in operation during the week ended Sept. 16, ODNR reported, while three energy companies received permits to drill new wells […]

ODNR Issues 16 Permits in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued 16 new permits for horizontal wells in Ohio’s Utica shale, according to the agency’s latest data. ODNR reported that seven permits were issued to Gulfport Energy Corp. for wells in Belmont County during the week ended Sept. 9. Ascent Resources secured five permits, […]

Spicer to Keynote Shale Insight Conference

PITTSBURGH – Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, will be the closing keynote speaker for Shale Insight, an industry conference Sept. 27 and 28 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center here. The conference is presented by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and the West Virginia Oil and Natural […]

12 Permits Issued in Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 12 new permits to energy exploration companies drilling in eastern Ohio’s Utica during the week ended Aug. 26, the agency reports. According to ODNR, the state awarded five permits to Oklahoma City-based Ascent Resources Utica LLC — two in Jefferson County and three others in […]

Shell Cracker, Environmental Groups Reach Settlement

PITTSBURGH – Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC, the Clean Air Council and the Environmental Integrity Project have reached a settlement agreement that includes a fence-line monitoring program and flare testing at Shell’s petrochemical complex under construction in Beaver County, Pa. The settlement was jointly announced late Monday. It ends the August 2015 appeal by the environmental […]

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