EPA to Treat Coal Ash Like Garbage

December 25, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) - Environmentalists and industry experts widely expect the first federal standards for the waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash like household garbage,... 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 »»

New York to Ban Fracking

December 23, 2014 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefit. 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 »»

Study: Methane Emissions Dropping

December 18, 2014 WHEELING - As drillers bore more wells across the Marcellus and Utica shale regions, a new study shows methane emissions into the atmosphere continue dropping throughout the area. 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 »»

Dominion Fined $55K for Violations

December 14, 2014 The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is seeking comment on action being taken against Dominion Transmission for violations of the Water Pollution Control Ac. more »»

Labor Department: Drillers Owe Workers $4.5M

December 14, 2014 WHEELING - Claiming the common practice of Marcellus Shale natural gas producers to subcontract drilling, fracking and related work to other companies, the U.S. more »»

Can low oil prices be good for the environment?

December 12, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved. 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 »»

Peco moves to expand network of gas lines

December 11, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania energy company is seeking approval for a pilot program to finance new gas mains by having customers pay for them over 20 years. more »»

NC DOT wants fracking companies to fix roads

December 8, 2014 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina could require companies to pay to repair roads after fracking operations. more »»

Crashing oil prices hurting Pennsylvania drillers

December 8, 2014 OIL CITY, Pa. (AP) — Crude oil prices crashed over the weekend, lending a new meaning to Black Friday for petroleum producers plying their trade in the Pennsylvania oil patc. more »»

Economists: Oil prices could cost Oklahoma jobs

December 7, 2014 NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An economist says continued low prices for crude oil could cost Oklahoma up to 1,000 jobs next year. more »»

Change comes to engineering positions in oil field

December 7, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dawn Rohrs began her career in the oil industry for practical reasons: She wanted a good job. Her mother, grandfather and great-grandfather all worked at the Phillips 66 refinery. more »»

Low oil prices send chills through oil patch

December 5, 2014 WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Marcus Jundt moved to Williston from Minnesota almost four years ago and has opened four restaurants there since. Food isn't propelling his business, though. It's oil. more »»



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