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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 […]

11 Well Permits Issued in Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 11 new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, all of them in the southern portion of the oil and gas play. ODNR reported that Chesapeake Exploration LLC and Hess Ohio Developments LLC each received three permits for wells in Harrison […]

PTT Global Signs Cracker MOU with JobsOhio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – PTT Global Chemical has signed a memorandum of understanding with JobsOhio, an indication that the Thailand-based petrochemicals giant hasn’t walked away from its plans to build a $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. According to a release posted on the company’s website, PTTGC America’s president and CEO, Toasaporn Boonyapipat, signed […]

Brookfield Residents Worry about 3 More Injection Wells

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – Highland Field Services LLC, Pittsburgh, is seeking permits to drill three new Class II wastewater injection wells in the township at a site where two are already planned. Highland Field Services, a subsidiary of Seneca Resources, applied for the three permits Sept. 28, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The […]

Sales Tax Revenues Higher in Ohio Shale Counties

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales tax revenues in eight core oil and gas producing counties in Ohio’s Utica shale increased 15% higher than the other 80 counties between 2012 and 2016, according to a report compiled by Energy In Depth. Belmont, Monroe, Guernsey, Harrison, Carroll, Columbiana, Jefferson, and Noble counties together posted a 45% gain during […]

Specialists See Value in Keeping Shale Gas Local

PITTSBURGH – Officials say the best way to attract new development and investment to the shale-rich Appalachian Basin is to collectively market its oil and gas assets to end users, while striving to keep as much of those resources within the region as possible. This requires interstate cooperation between Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, panelists […]

Ohio’s Utica Rig Count Stands at 26

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale stood at 26 for the week ended Sept. 23, up from 23 the previous week, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR issued just five permits for horizontal wells in the Utica during the week – […]

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