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Two Permits Issued for Wells in Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued two permits during the week ended Nov. 11 to Chesapeake Exploration LLC to drill two new wells in Columbiana County. The wells are intended for the Paige pad in Franklin Township, the most productive well site in the northern tier of the Utica, according to […]

Chesapeake Gets 3 Permits to Drill in Carroll County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued just three permits for horizontal wells during the week ended Nov. 4, according to the agency’s latest update. ODNR awarded all three permits to Chesapeake Exploration LLC for wells on the Wiandt farm in Perry Township, Carroll County. As of Nov. 4, ODNR reports that […]

Iraqi Delegation Explores Oil and Gas Industry in Utica

KENSINGTON, Ohio — A delegation of seven who represent Iraq’s oil and gas industry received an up-close look at how energy companies in the United States employ sophisticated technology to tap into Ohio’s vast shale reserves. Still, the participants say, they’re unclear about how this technology could help their companies in the oil-rich nation that, […]

ODNR Issues Six Permits in Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale for the week ended Oct. 28, the agency reports. Eclipse Resources secured three permits for wells in Monroe County. Gulfport Energy received two while XTO Energy, a division of Exxon Mobil, received a single permit […]

Court Rules in Favor of Chesapeake in Royalty Dispute

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A U.S. District Court in Akron has ruled against landowners from Mahoning and Trumbull counties who alleged Chesapeake Appalachia LLC failed to pay them full royalties on oil and gas production and improperly deducted post-production costs from their checks. At the core of the decision is Ohio’s “at the well” rule, which […]

Mountaineer NGL to Invest $150M in Storage Project

CLARINGTON, Ohio – Mountaineer NGL Storage is planning a $150 million investment over the next five years in its natural gas liquids storage project in Monroe County, creating at least 200 construction jobs. The company, which was the first to invest in regional NGL storage, said in announcing the investment that it supports the Tri-State […]

Rig Count Holds at 23 in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count across eastern Ohio’s Utica shale remained unchanged during the week ended Oct. 21 compared to the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported in its latest oil and gas update that the rig count across the Utica stood at 23 during the week. Also, […]

ODNR Issues 14 Permits in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 14 new permits for horizontal oil and gas wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale for the week ended Oct. 14, the agency reports. Hess Ohio Developments LLC received five permits for wells in Harrison County, while Ascent Resources secured five permits for horizontal wells in […]

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