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  • XTO to restore areas damaged by gas extraction

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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.

Trumbull County lawsuit: A notary has to be present when signing a gas lease

Monday, November 24, 2014

In the consolidated case, the landowners asked the court to rule that the leases were invalid because each of them was signed without a notary present.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline: Dominion asks FERC to begin review

Thursday, November 13, 2014

$4.5 billion-$5 billion pipeline would bring 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to North Carolina and Virginia.

Marcellus and Utica shale permit update: Harrison County leads in October

Thursday, November 13, 2014

So far, 1,581 horizontal drilling permits for Utica shale wells have been issued by the ODNR and 1,148 have been drilled.

New Pennsylvania rules make water quality priority

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

More than 24,000 comments have been received by the Pennsylvania DEP in regards to new oil and gas drilling regulations.

New tracers can identify frack fluids in the environment

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Using new tracers, scientists can determine where frack fluid contamination has — or hasn’t — been released.

Law serves notice on natural gas developers

Friday, November 7, 2014

A new law in Pennsylvania gives the property owner more control over future use of the land when a gas lease expires.

Negotiating the pipeline easement your farm can live with forever

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Consider what your land provides for you and be patient with negotiations. Two major lessons one farming family has learned when dealing with pipeline negotiations.

Part I: Interstate pipelines planned in Ohio

Thursday, October 23, 2014

There are several types of pipelines being constructed, including collection lines, intrastate lines and interstate lines.

Columbiana County: Eric Petroleum, Chesapeake case heads back to court

Friday, October 10, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled against two oil and gas companies. In return, the court ruled for the landowner.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Southeastern Ohio continues to lead the way

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued 183 permits to drill new wells and 22 were issued granting permission to drill deeper.

Research shows residual hydraulic fracturing water no risk to groundwater

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hydraulic fracturing, fracking or hydrofracturing, raises many concerns about potential environmental impacts, especially water contamination.

Joint venture means more gas gathering and processing in southern Utica

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pipelines and processing facility expansions in the southern Utica are on the way.

Infographic: Ohio’s top producing wells as of Sept. 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ohio’s top producing shale wells as of Sept. 2014.

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