$2.7 Billion More for Pipelines

July 3, 2015 WHEELING - Even more natural gas pipelining and processing infrastructure is on the way to the Upper Ohio Valley, as Columbia Pipeline Group will spend $2. more »»

Analyst: The Bigger Ethane Cracker Could Be, the Better

July 3, 2015 PITTSBURGH - An energy market analyst said those hoping to build an ethane cracker in the Marcellus or Utica shale region must make the facility world-scale in order for it to be a viable method for... more »»

Agency Predicts More Shale Gas Production

July 3, 2015 PITTSBURGH - In a Marcellus shale region already flush with fracking, pipelining and processing, federal officials believe the formation will yield 147 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from now... more »»

Hotel Tax Doubles On Back of Gas Boom

July 2, 2015 WHEELING - They may not play guitar or sing on the Capitol Theatre stage, but out-of-state workers staying in local hotels as part of the Marcellus and Utica shale boom are having a major impact on... more »»

Frackers Still Learn The Lay of the Land

July 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH - Although the Environmental Protection Agency believes fracking does not create "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources," some industry leaders said they continue to... more »»

Landfill Drill Waste Unlikely to Get in Water

July 2, 2015 CHARLESTON (AP) - A study by state regulators says it's unlikely that significant amounts of untreated natural gas drilling waste in landfills will impact groundwater or surface water. more »»

Fire Tax on Well Pads, Cell Towers OK’d in Wheeling

June 30, 2015 Owners of well pads and cellphone towers in Ohio County will see an extra assessment on their fire fee bills when they receive them next month. more »»

Tomblin Not Throwing In Towel on Ethane Cracker

June 25, 2015 WHEELING - Even as officials in Ohio and Pennsylvania progress toward potential multibillion-dollar petrochemical plants, West Virginia Gov. more »»

Oklahoma is latest state to prevent local fracking bans

June 12, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing — a process commonly called fracking — or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries... more »»

NY agency: EPA report won't affect state's ban on fracking

June 8, 2015 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Business groups are calling on Gov. more »»

Drilling tax hike proposed by Kasich on rocks

June 7, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drilling tax increase proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich isn't likely to re-emerge in the Ohio Senate budget revisions due Monday. more »»

OPEC keeps oil output target on hold, predicts low prices

June 7, 2015 VIENNA (AP) — OPEC decided to keep its oil output target on hold Friday and predicted prices would remain low for the foreseeable future — good news for both for oil-hungry international industries... more »»

Oklahoma coalition wants well moratorium in earthquake areas

June 2, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition of environmental and activist groups called Monday for a moratorium on the use of wastewater disposal wells by the oil and natural gas industry in some areas after a... more »»

Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in Pa. water well

June 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania,... more »»

Gulfport more than doubles production as lawsuit against Barnesville proceeds

June 1, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play BARNESVILLE, Ohio — Gulfport Energy’s natural gas production for the first three months of this year more than doubled the output for the same time in 2014, but company... more »»

Landowner not sure about ‘market enhancement clause’

June 1, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play MARTINS FERRY, Ohio — Bill Edge said brokers representing natural gas drillers are using a “pressure tactic” to get him to sign a contract with a market enhancement... more »»



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