Marcellus Shale Frack Waste Decreasing with Slow Production

February 17, 2016 MARTINS FERRY - About 13 employees now process Marcellus and Utica shale frack waste - some of which contains radioactive uranium, radium and plutonium - for Pottsville, Pa. more »»

OSU Professor An ‘Optimist’ About Ethane Cracker

January 26, 2016 DILLES BOTTOM - An Ohio State University professor believes the $5. more »»

Brine water flowing to injection wells

January 19, 2016 MARIETTA, Ohio - After a summer and fall filled with construction, brine water is now flowing uphill from Ohio 7 to injection wells off of Ohio 67. more »»

Construction Jobs Are on the Rise Throught Out Weirton, Steubenville

January 2, 2016 As the calendar turns, the area has a statistic in its pocket to build upon for 2016. more »»

‘Significant’ Layoffs Expected at Murray Energy Mines

December 30, 2015 WHEELING - Some local coal miners may begin the new year by looking for new jobs, as Murray Energy Corp. officials confirmed reports of impending layoffs and scheduling changes. more »»

Decision On Belmont County Ethane Cracker Due this year

December 29, 2015 DILLES BOTTOM- As 2015 draws to a close, the Upper Ohio Valley seems on course to get a local outlet for its prolific natural gas reserves with the planned $5. more »»

Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. Files for Bankruptcy

December 23, 2015 WHEELING - One year ago today, about 30 Monroe County residents returned to their homes after Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. more »»

AEP Cardinal Plant in Brilliant Will Be Converted to Gas

December 20, 2015 BRILLIANT - American Electric Power will modify its generating unit at the Cardinal Plant near Brilliant to run on natural gas by 2030, continuing the company's shift away from burning coal to compl... more »»

Developer Interested In Building Hotel in Downtown Bellaire

December 20, 2015 BELLAIRE - Village Administrator Scott Porter said a developer has approached him about building a hotel on Bellaire's 32nd Street parking lot, and the project could incorporate properties along... more »»

Cera Still Fighting for Severance Money From Shale

December 14, 2015 BELLAIRE - Ohio Rep. Jack Cera said natural gas industry lobbyists continue blocking efforts to increase the state's severance tax. more »»

Belmont County Boasts Top Wells

December 10, 2015 BELMONT- The nine most prolific natural gas wells in the entire state of Ohio are all in central Belmont County, with Rice Energy operating eight of the. more »»

Frack Foes Fear Release of Radium in Wayne National Forest

November 22, 2015 WHEELING - Opponents of natural gas fracking in the 241,000-acre Wayne National Forest believe the process will release radioactive radium and other hazardous materials, while those in favor said... more »»

Ohio Has $33.8B In Shale Projects

November 16, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Counting the proposed $5. more »»

Ohio Legislators Get Tour Of Industry

November 16, 2015 HANNIBAL - Ohio Sen. Lou Gentile and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan visited the Hannibal Industrial Park on Thursday to tour the site and discuss developing more oil and gas-related jobs there. more »»

Natural Gas-Fueled Towboat To Be Built in Ohio Valley

November 13, 2015 RAYLAND - Development of the area's Marcellus and Utica shale reserves may allow towboats that power barges along the Ohio River to run on natural gas rather than diesel fuel, a measure that would... more »»

Columbiana property owners file lawsuit against Chesapeake

November 9, 2015 By DEANNE JOHNSON Shale Play YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Three local property owners have filed a class action lawsuit in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court claiming Chesapeake Exploration LLC, its... more »»

Officials prepare to work on spending plans

November 9, 2015 By VIRGINIA SHANK Shale Play Girard and Youngstown officials preparing to hash out their 2016 spending plans will soon be counting the cost of two rounds of layoffs at Vallourec Star this year. more »»

Columbiana County leases are coming due for renewal

November 6, 2015 By TOM GIAMBRONI Shale Play LISBON, Ohio — During the fall of 2010 the first large wave of property owners began signing five-year leases with oil and gas developers, heralding the start of what... more »»



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