Swiss firm to build gas-fired power plant in eastern Ohio

April 13, 2015 CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — A Swiss company says it's planning to use natural gas from the Utica shale formation to fuel an $899 million power plant that will be built in eastern Ohio's Carroll Count. more »»

Shale Money Is Reinvested In Belmont County

April 12, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - A small group of Belmont County residents who are benefiting from the shale boom want to ensure their neighbors also reap the benefits for generations to come. more »»

Barnesville Hiring Outside Counsel in Lawsuit Against Gulfport Energy

April 6, 2015 BARNESVILLE - Even if village officials successfully debunk Gulfport Energy's claim of holding specific rights for drawing water from the Slope Creek Reservoir for nearby fracking, the litigation... more »»

‘Nuisance Oil’ Term in Contract Annoys Belmont County Landowner

April 4, 2015 BELLAIRE - Curtis Wallner is not sure what "nuisance oil" extracted via fracking is. more »»

Ohio Shuts Down Jefferson County Frack Recycling Facility

March 28, 2015 HAMMONDSVILLE - After Jefferson County residents and environmental advocates filed numerous complaints with the state Department of Natural Resources about a fracking fluid recycling facility along... more »»

New Belmont County Span a Bridge Too Far for Citizens

March 28, 2015 Belmont County resident Robert Blazek believes a bridge project in Pultney Township will only serve two people while other roads and bridges throughout the county fall into disrepair. more »»

Ohio Valley Residents Now Selling Mineral Rights

March 24, 2015 WHEELING - It appears as if a slight shift is taking place in the local gas leasing rush, as at least one firm is now purchasing entire mineral tracts from Upper Ohio Valley property owners instead... more »»

Natural Gas Driller Gulfport Sues Ohio Village To Use Water

March 19, 2015 BARNESVILLE - Citing a potential loss of "millions of dollars," Marcellus and Utica shale driller Gulfport Energy is suing the village of Barnesville for the right to draw water from the Slope Creek... more »»

Ohio lawmakers hearing both sides on fracking tax

March 4, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio lawmakers are getting both sides of the argument on Gov. John Kasich's (KAY'-siks) plan to raise taxes of shale gas and oil drillers. more »»

Ohio Gov. Kasich’s Proposal to Raise Oil & Gas Taxes Criticized

February 26, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - As Ohio's oil and natural gas drillers slam Go. more »»

Ohio Tops 1,800 Utica Shale Drilling Permits, Production up 12-Fold From ’12

February 18, 2015 A convoy of trucks hauled water through the snow for a frack job at the Rice Energy Gold Digger Utica shale well along Ohio 9 last week, a sign the Ohio natural gas rush is not stopping in the face... more »»

Reps. McKinley, Johnson Vote For LNG Imports

February 9, 2015 Reps. David McKinley, R-W.Va., and Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, believe encouraging liquefied natural gas exports will create even more economic growth in the Marcellus and Utica shale fields. more »»

Cause Of Methane Geyser Sought

January 18, 2015 SARDIS - Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials this week continued their investigation into the cause of a Monroe County well accident that caused an undetermined amount of natural gas to... more »»

Murray Energy Agrees To Gas Lease

January 12, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Murray Energy Corp. has agreed to lease nearly 6,000 acres to Oklahoma City-based Gulfport Energy for natural gas drilling. more »»

Drillers Taking Frack Water From Creeks

December 29, 2014 GLENCOE, Ohio - Fracking a Utica or Marcellus shale natural gas well requires millions of gallons of water, with drillers either hauling the liquid to their operations in fleets of tanker trucks or... more »»

Methane Geyser Fixed

December 28, 2014 SARDIS - After more than a week of being displaced, people living near Magnum Hunter's Stalder well pad can spend Christmas at home as workers on Dec. more »»

Methane Geyser Hits 10th Day

December 23, 2014 SARDIS - For a 10th consecutive day, people living near a giant Magnum Hunter Utica Shale natural gas well needed to find somewhere to spend the night, as a geyser of methane spouted from the Stalde... more »»

Natural Gas Flare Lights Night

December 21, 2014 NEW ATHENS - Although the sun goes down early in December, residents of New Athens now get a constant orange glow through the night because of the natural gas flaring system at a nearby Hess Corp. more »»

Fifty Monroe County Residents Still Displaced by Magnum Hunter Gas Leak

December 20, 2014 As it has for nearly a week, Utica Shale natural gas continues leaking from the Triad Hunter Stalder well pad near Sardis - while about 50 nearby residents continue waiting for their lives to return... more »»



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