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Shale Results

Marcellus and Utica shale: Carroll and Noble counties lead Ohio for permits issued in Jan.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New this month: The Farm and Dairy was able to obtain permit information for the month of January from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection on permits being issued for Marcellus shale wells.


A reporter’s notebook

Monday, February 4, 2013

Some items that caught the eye of reporter Kristy Foster Seachrist at the Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference held by Hart Energy. Governor Tom Corbett also spoke at the conference, check out Shale is bringing jobs and money to Pennsylvania for complete coverage of the conference. Approximately $130 to $210 billion will need to be spent through […]

Shale is bringing jobs and money to Pennsylvania

Monday, February 4, 2013

Now Pennsylvania is an energy leader. The shale boom has created 215,000 jobs in related industries.

Utica shale: Two more landowners file lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Curtis R. Hallstrom and Susan M. Hallstrom, of Barnesville, have filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company in Zanesville, Ohio.

The Hallstroms own approximately 150 acres in Belmont County.

Utica shale: Judge rules lease language does not give right to search for better offer

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The court battle over 3,000 leased acres in Carroll and Columbiana counties is not over. Appeals are reportedly being filed by lawyers.

Utica shale: Belmont Co. well shows promising results; more wells on the way

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 23 new permits for Utica shale wells during November.

Ohio Shale conference: Residents take time to learn how shale boom will impact them

Monday, November 12, 2012

•••••In the Nov. 15 edition of the Farm and Dairy it was reportedthat all of the Marcellus shale wells fracked in the past five years in Pennsylvania, used six days of water equivalent of the Muskingum River in McConnelsville at the low water mark during the drought in June 2010, according to the Muskingum Water […]

Carroll County leads Ohio for the number of shale permits issued in October

Thursday, November 8, 2012

In October, 231 new drilling permits were granted in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Belmont Co. couple seeks $2 million in lawsuit against Oxford Oil Co.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Belmont County couple has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $2 million from Oxford Oil Company over an oil and gas lease signed in 2006.

Number of shale permits sought slowed in Ohio, but not Pennsylvania

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

There are 57 Utica shale wells in Ohio waiting to be fracked, according to the most current report by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. However, the ODNR is reporting that this report is not up to date due to staffing challenges and setting a new system up that in the future will automatically update the report.

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