Local Ohio Wells Lead Production Increase

July 14, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - One Monroe County Utica Shale well yielded 1. more »»

McClendon spends $4.25B on new shale investments

July 2, 2014 WOODSFIELD, Ohio — Aubrey McClendon’s new American Energy Partners firm plans to drill about 2,600 Utica Shale wells across eastern Ohio over the next decade — and acquiring 27,000 acres in Monroe... more »»

Vallourec Star recognized for environmental stewardship

July 2, 2014 YOUNGSTOWN — A Youngstown pipe mill has been recognized by the Steel Manufacturers Association for its environmental stewardship and the outstanding results achieved at its new state-of-the-art wate... more »»

Seismic tests precede oil and gas drilling

June 24, 2014 MARIETTA, Ohio — An oil and gas exploration company in July could begin seismic testing in Fearing Township, officials said. Protege III Energy of Tulsa, Okla. more »»

Belmont County, Rice Energy agree to $3.5 million Leasing Deal

June 24, 2014 Shale Play ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — For the second time this year, Belmont County commissioners have signed an oil and gas lease with Rice Energy, and this contract will bring the county nearly $3. more »»

Woman cited in fracking protest

June 18, 2014 ATHENS, Ohio — A woman was cited for trespassing this month after she chained herself to a gate to block the operations at a fracking waste transfer station in Athens County, Ohio. more »»

Utica East Ohio Midstream Plant to Process 1 Billion Cubic Feet Per Day

June 10, 2014 KENSINGTON, Ohio — More than 1,700 construction workers built the now operational $900 million Utica East Ohio natural gas processing complex that spans Harrison, Carroll and Columbiana counties. more »»

Economic researcher: Utica shale play helps Carroll Co. recover from recession

May 27, 2014 SALEM, Ohio — While there is some good news in the latest new unemployment claims in Ohio, Cleveland Economic Research Analyst George Zeller said at the rate new jobs are being created, it will take... more »»

Girard city council OKs pipeline agreement

May 27, 2014 GIRARD, Ohio — Girard City Council earlier this month approved a right-of-way agreement that will see a natural-gas transmission line run through part of the Girard Lakes property. more »»

Chesapeake delays Utica Shale operations report

May 27, 2014 SALEM, Ohio — During Chesapeake Energy’s first quarter earnings call, Chris Doyle, senior vice president of operations for the northern division, said the company will provide more detailed... more »»

Tax Hike for Drillers OK’d

May 20, 2014 COLUMBUS (AP) - After years of debate, a tax compromise backed by the oil and gas industry cleared the Republican-led state House on Wednesday amid criticism from Democrats who said it failed to... more »»

Local Vendors Benefiting From Drilling Boom

April 25, 2014 WHEELING - Eagle Manufacturing soon will hire about 25 additional employees as it prepares to roll out a new spill containment system for oil and gas drilling rig sites, according to its CEO, Joe... more »»

Ohio Links Fracking To Earthquakes

April 14, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio - Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit... more »»

Benefit Of Drilling Tax Hike Argued

March 27, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The administration of Gov. more »»

Another $1.25B for Buckeye Drilling

March 13, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - By raising another $1. more »»

OU Studies Shale Impact

March 13, 2014 ST. more »»

Regional Shale Activity Growing

March 13, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Belmont County may still be in the early phases of the Utica Shale rush, but Gulfport Energy, Antero Resources, Rice Energy, Hess Corp. more »»

Chesapeake Triples Its Utica Production

March 5, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Average daily natural gas output from Chesapeake Energy's Utica Shale operations jumped to 189 million cubic feet during 2013, reflecting a 309 percent increase from from 201. more »»

MarkWest Wraps up Processing Projects

February 17, 2014 CADIZ - As MarkWest Energy prepares to spend $2 billion this year for additional natural gas processing infrastructure, the Denver-based company now features a pipeline connecting its Utica and... more »»

Natural Gas Is ‘Lifeline’ for Monroe County

February 17, 2014 HANNIBAL - When Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart thinks about her county's future, she doesn't dwell on what might be with bankrupt Ormet Corp. more »»



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