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 »»

$320,000 Fine Is Issued

December 18, 2014 CADIZ - The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has fined MarkWest Energy $320,000 for discharging bentonite clay into eastern Ohio streams at least 19 times over 14 months beginning in September... more »»

Triad Hunter, ODNR Working to Prevent Explosion After Monroe Well ‘Blowout’

December 16, 2014 SARDIS - Triad Hunter and state investigators CONTINUE working to determine how the company's natural gas well on the Stalder pad in Monroe County began leaking Saturday, an event that led to the... more »»

Comment Filing Deadline For $4.3B Pipeline Is Thursday

December 16, 2014 Thursday is the deadline for interested parties to file a comment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over the planned Rover Pipeline. The $4. more »»

Shale Production Hits 132 Billion Cubic Feet

December 11, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Energy companies in Ohio produced more than 132 billion cubic feet of natural gas from July 1-Sep. more »»

38 new drilling permits issued for Utica/Point Pleasant shale play

December 3, 2014 By Larry SHIELDS Shale Play SALEM, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 38 new horizontal drilling permits in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale play for the week ending Nov. 8. more »»

RUMA remains on township’s mind

December 2, 2014 By LARRY SHIELDS Shale Play FRANKLIN SQUARE, Ohio — Salem Township trustees say they want to meet with officials of the Midstream Pennant company regarding the conclusion of a road use maintenance... more »»

Southwestern pays $13K per acre to acquire Chesapeake assets

November 30, 2014 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»



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