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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.

Utica shale: Quarterly production reports show boom

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Horizontal wells produced more gas in three months than all Ohio wells produced in 2012.

Eclipse lists production from wells in Monroe, Harrison counties

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Eclipse Resources Corporation recently released production figures from two of the company’s pad locations consisting of a total of seven Utica Shale wells.

New look at what’s in fracking fluids raises red flags

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

As the oil and gas drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, proliferates, a new study on the contents of the fluids involved in the process raises concerns about several ingredients.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Pennsylvania still leading the way

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The applications for new Utica shale wells appear to have slowed in August, as only 38 permits were issued statewide by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Ohio Supreme Court to hear mineral rights case

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The case is gaining interest because the decision could impact landowners in Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe and Noble counties.

Infographic: Ohio producing wells as of July 31, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

As of July 31, 2014, drilled and producing wells were located in 16 Ohio counties.

U.S. EPA report shows concern over fire at Statoil Utica shale well

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

OEPA report claims fracking company delayed providing information after well fire. Halliburton’s response: ‘If they had asked earlier, we would have provided the information,’

Infographic: Pennsylvania and West Virginia shale drillers

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pennsylvania and West Virginia have seen numerous oil and gas companies with permits and wells. Read about Ohio Marcellus and Utica shale news: Marcellus and Utica shale: Production nearly doubles in Ohio View the infographic for Ohio’s shale drillers here. View the infographic about the shale industry’s history in Ohio and Pennsylvania here.

Infographic: Ohio producing wells

Friday, July 18, 2014

As of June 18, 2014, drilled and producing wells were located in 16 Ohio counties.

Infographic: Shale did you know…

Friday, July 18, 2014

More drilling permits are being issued as oil and gas companies continue to explore the Marcellus and Utica shale plays.

Velocys acquires Pinto Energy and Ashtabula GTL project in Ohio

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Velocys, which focuses on smaller scale gas-to-liquids technology, announced the acquisition June 25 of Pinto Energy and the Ashtabula gas-to-liquids (GTL) project.

Funding offered to improve housing in Pa. areas impacted by gas drilling

Friday, July 4, 2014

Funding to address housing needs comes from Marcellus Shale impact fees.

Oil and gas well unitization: ODNR chief makes the final decision

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Being forced into unitization, may not be a bad thing for landowners wanting surface land protection.

Oil and gas development homogenizing core-forest bird communities

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Conventional oil and gas development in northern Pennsylvania altered bird communities, and the current massive build-out of shale-gas infrastructure may accelerate these changes, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. The commonwealth’s Northern Tier — one of the largest blocks of Eastern deciduous forest in the entire Appalachian […]

Utica and Marcellus shale: Report shows drillers plan to be busy in southeastern Ohio

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica shale are beginning to pinpoint where the sweet spot in the Utica shale may be located.

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