***Update as of Feb. 14, Pa. Governor Corbett signed the legislation as it was written. The bill now takes effect.*** To check out statements from the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association or the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, just click on the links. SALEM, Ohio — Legislation headed to the governor’s desk will have […]
No tuition dollars are used to support ag research and extension, which is true in other states, too.
SALEM, Ohio — The lawsuit between Summitcrest Inc. vs. Eric Petroleum Corporation, Chesapeake Exploration and Ohio Buckeye Energy, LLC is headed to mediation, according to the Columbiana County Common Pleas court records. In the meantime, the well planned for Summitcrest Farms looks to be canceled. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake canceled […]
WASHINGTON — The Annual Energy Outlook 2012 released Jan. 23 by the U.S. Energy Information Administration presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2035.
COLUMBUS — The 42nd Power Show Ohio will get under way Jan. 27 at the Ohio Expo Center and show manager Dennis Alford said there will be a lot to see.
YOUNGSTOWN — Without a doubt, injection wells in Ohio will continue to be a hot topic in the future. Youngstown Mayor Chuck Sammarone convened a public meeting of the city of Youngstown public utilities committee Jan. 11 at the Covelli Center in Youngstown. Area residents came in the hopes of finding out some information about […]
JEFFERSON, Ohio — To meet the demand, OSU has scheduled three additional Financial & Tax Implications of Oil & Gas Leases/Royalties in Northeast Ohio workshops.
BEDFORD, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Young Farmers Association will hold its 52th annual winter conference at the Best Western Bedford Inn, Bedford, Pa., Feb. 7-9. Deadline The conference is being hosted by The Bedford County Young Farmers, a newly formed young farmer chapter organized through the Bedford County Technical Center. Deadline for early registration is […]
A year-in-review look at 10 of the biggest farm issues we covered in 2011.
COLUMBUS — A recent industry-funded study estimating that development of shale natural gas and oil could create or support 200,000 jobs in Ohio greatly overestimates the economic impact of the industry, according to a new Ohio State University analysis.
Editor: I am a local farmer. I’m a simple man and, like most farmers, I have a lot of common sense. Simplicity and common sense go hand in hand. In order for my farm to operate, I must make many logical decisions. If logic is not applied to my decision-making process, I suffer the consequences. […]
The communities that do best in the changing energy landscape will adopt appropriate land use, housing, planning, schooling, regulatory, and capital management strategies that anticipate and can adapt to change.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Protesters outside Youngstown’s Covelli Center Nov. 30 wanted the Utica and Marcellus shale drilling to slow, but the feeling inside was that it is moving full steam ahead. The public filled the sold-out trade show and a stage area where speakers talked about the jobs that lay ahead for the area, the […]
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A presentation detailing how municipal governments are dealing with the Marcellus Shale natural-gas boom will be offered by Penn State Extension Dec. 6 from 6:30-9 p.m.
At least know where you stand and what’s available, experts advise.
PITTSBURGH — The Colcom Foundation’s grant program Marcellus Environmental Fund has secured $150,000 for the Headwaters Quality Drinking Water Project to provide low income families in Jefferson, Elk, Potter, Cameron, Clinton, Centre and McKean counties with funding to secure chain of custody water sample analyses of their private water supplies prior to Marcellus Shale gas well drilling activities.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A study of more than 200 drinking-water wells near Marcellus Shale natural-gas wells in 20 counties did not find statistically significant evidence of contamination from hydraulic fracturing.
MANTUA, Ohio — Roy N. Brugmann, 80, died Oct. 28, 2011, at his residence. Born in Shalersville Township on May 16, 1931, he was the son of Oscar and Annie (Paserk) Brugmann Sr. A lifetime resident of the Mantua and Shalersville areas, he began his career in the sand and gravel business as a young […]
PITTSBURGH — CONSOL Energy Inc. announced it has closed on its agreement with Hess Corporation to jointly explore and develop CONSOL’s nearly 200,000 Utica Shale acres in Ohio.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing a schedule to develop standards for wastewater discharges produced by natural gas extraction from underground coalbed and shale formations. No comprehensive set of national standards exists at this time for the disposal of wastewater discharged from natural gas extraction activities, and over the coming months EPA […]