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Small Earthquake Detected in Mahoning Township, Pa.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A small earthquake that registered 1.9 on the Richter scale was detected in Lawrence County, Pa., early Monday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the tremor was 5.6 miles west of New Castle, Pa. in Mahoning Township, just west of Mohawk School Road and south of Miller Farm Road, […]

Rig Count Stalls in Ohio’s Utica Play

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four horizontal well permits were issued to energy companies last week in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale, reports the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR released one permit to XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, for a well in Belmont County, and three others to Triad Hunter LLC for wells in Monroe […]

Southern Utica Sees More Permit Activity, Drilling

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While drilling in the central and northern portions of Ohio’s Utica shale has ground to a halt, permit activity and exploration continues in the southern tier, albeit at a much slower pace than two years ago. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six new permits for horizontal wells for the week […]

Rex Energy Begins Export of Natural Gas Liquids

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Rex Energy Corp. has signed a sales agreement with INEOS Europe AG to export natural gas liquids from the Marcellus shale formation and import these products to petrochemical complexes in Europe. The purchase agreement covers ethane, propane and butane products originating from Rex Energy’s Butler Operated Area in Butler County, P.A., […]

Utica Conference Offers Reasons for Optimism

By Jackie Stewart, EnergyInDepth.org CANTON, Ohio – The Canton Regional Chamber hosted a Utica Upstream conference at the Pro Football Hall of Fame this week with speakers that included regulators, industry executives, analysts and academics. Each speaker discussed the unique regional demand for shale that exists within a 500-mile radius of Ohio, West Virginia and […]


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