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DEP: Radiation levels normal after Greene County well fire

Monday, March 10, 2014

PITTSBURGH — The Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Bureau of Radiation Protection (BRP) said that data collected in response to the recent Chevron well fire in Greene County showed no radiation levels above normal “background” levels. On Feb. 13 and 14, DEP’s BRP responded to the Chevron well fire in Greene County to ensure the […]

Utica and Marcellus shale: Permitting tempers in Ohio in Feb.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Harrison County is leading the way for the number of Utica shale permits issued in the state of Ohio.

Pa. bill protects landowners’ royalties

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

One oil and gas driller has come under fire in Pennsylvania for excessive royalty deductions, but proposed state legislation could protect landowners in a similar position.

Marcellus shale: Chesapeake comes under fire for extra post-production costs

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Chesapeake Energy is under scrutiny by top Pennsylvania officials, after Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett sent a letter to Chesapeake about its business practices involving royalties.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Many want severance tax funds to come back to affected communities

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A third plan for the proposed severance tax may be on its way to the Ohio Statehouse.

Utica 2020: The shale oil and gas growth looks promising in Ohio

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Utica shale is no longer a secret and the future is bright for the oil and gas industry through 2020.

Utica shale: ODNR working to ensure water stays safe

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer says everything is being done to ensure water supplies are not affected by any process of the Utica shale drilling process.

Pa. Farm Show panel: Ag and natural gas industries need more collaboration

Thursday, January 9, 2014

From 2013-2030, shale gas production will increase by 65 percent, and in 2030, it will account for 48 percent of the total U.S. natural gas supply.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Dec. permit hot spot: Belmont County

Thursday, January 9, 2014

There were seven permits issued in Belmont County during December, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Highest-producing oil well is in Harrison Co.; top gas well in Belmont Co.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

ODNR releases third quarter production numbers from Ohio’s oil and gas wells.

CONSOL Energy has big hopes for 2014

Monday, December 23, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Pa.  — CONSOL Energy Inc. is providing an update on Marcellus shale well results from several CONSOL-operated drilling pads in Washington County, Pa. Pennsylvania The eleven wells on three pads had an average lateral length of 5,300 feet and were completed with some combination of shorter stage lengths, reduced cluster spacing, and other enhanced […]

Dominion connects shale gas to consumers

Monday, December 23, 2013

RICHMOND, Va.— Dominion, one of the nation’s largest energy companies, has contracted to deliver 500,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas produced in West Virginia to various interconnections with pipelines in Ohio, as producers look westward to seek new markets for Marcellus production. The company also has closed on agreements with two natural gas producers […]

Ohio natural gas production up 18.4 percent during 2012

Monday, November 25, 2013

COLUMBUS — Reports from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) show the development of Ohio’s mineral resources in 2012 produced more than $2.7 billion worth of geologic commodities, including increases in the extracted amount of oil, natural gas, limestone, sand and gravel. The 2012 Report on Ohio Mineral Industries: An Annual Summary of the […]

Unity Pipeline will move oil and gas byproducts north, then west, from Columbiana County, Ohio

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Proposed Unity Pipeline route goes north from Kensington, Ohio, plant to Mantua, in Portage County, then west.

Webinar: Bradford Co., Pa., official to shares tips for shale communication

Monday, November 11, 2013

Nov. 21 webinar highlights Pa. county’s effort to manage shale gas development.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Carroll Co. continues to lead Ohio in number of shale permits issued

Thursday, October 3, 2013

So far, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued 899 permits in Ohio and 561 wells have been drilled as a result. Currently, there are 34 drilling rigs in Ohio.

Pipelines are beginning to line Ohio’s landscape

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ohio’s Utica shale buzz has gone from drilling to pipelines.

Natural gas byproducts could gain as exports

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Utica and Marcellus shales are producing more than just natural gas. Some are suggesting the byproducts be exported.

See you in court? Landowners battle Columbia Gas Transmission

Friday, May 24, 2013

Landowners in 11 Ohio counties may be part of a counter lawsuit filed by Columbia Gas Transmission.

2012 Utica shale production results: Infrastructure in progress; ‘best is yet come’

Thursday, May 23, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — As the Ohio Department of Natural Resources released its annual report of well production results May 16, many are getting the feeling that Ohio needs to be patient and build the infrastructure in order to see the true production results of some wells. There have been 660 horizontal permits issued by the […]

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