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Shale Results

Columbiana County property owners negotiate new oil and gas lease terms

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shale leases for $10 an acre re-examined through mediation.

Ohio budget: Shale gas industry may feel hit if governor’s severance tax enacted

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is proposing cuts in the state income tax in his next budget, but that could mean an increase in the severance tax, sales tax and cigarette taxes.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Carroll County production keeps going strong

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 32 new permits in January, with Columbiana County receiving nearly half the total.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Harrison County leads December permit totals

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 53 new permits in December, with Harrison County’s 22 new permits marking the most issued in the state last month.

XTO to restore areas damaged by gas extraction

Sunday, January 11, 2015

XTO will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands and will also implement a comprehensive plan to comply with federal and state water protection laws at the company’s West Virginia’s oil and gas extraction facilities that use horizontal drilling methods.

FirstEnergy projects support expanding shale gas facilities in Ohio Edison territory

Saturday, January 10, 2015

New facilities, including a high-voltage substation and transmission lines, were completed to accommodate new natural gas processing facilities and other energy-intensive operations in Ohio’s Utica Shale region.

American Energy Appalachia Holdings, LLC formed

Friday, January 9, 2015

AEA will operate a strong position of more than 300,000 net acres in the prolific Utica and Marcellus shale plays located in eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Belmont, Monroe counties lead Ohio permitting

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources granted 79 permits during the month of November.

How does the PUCO monitor pipeline safety?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

In Ohio, more than 3 million people use natural gas, and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) oversees more than 56,000 miles of distribution lines, which provide natural gas to individual users, as well as more than 10,000 miles of transmission lines.

Boards unite to view Utica Shale Academy program

Friday, December 5, 2014

Board members from the Jefferson County Educational Service Center, Southern Local Schools and the Utica Shale Academy got a first-hand look at the new conversion school which is preparing students for a future in the oil and gas industry.


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