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 »»

Consol continues setting gas records

June 1, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — The positives just keep coming for Consol Energy’s Marcellus and Utica shale program, as the natural gas driller increased production by 23. more »»

Burger plant may be ethane cracker site

May 30, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play SHADYSIDE, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. can still generate up to seven megawatts of electricity at the R.E. more »»

Feds give final approval for LNG exports

May 30, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — Dominion Resources received final federal approval earlier this month to export 770 million cubic feet of liquefied natural gas daily from its $3. more »»

Senators trying to stop anti-carbon action

May 29, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V. more »»

Cleaning up myths about gas ‘pooling’ laws

May 29, 2015 The debate in West Virginia over pooling of the Marcellus Shale has been spirited to say the leas. more »»

PSC: ‘Wet Spring’ Led to Seven Pipeline Ruptures In One Month

May 28, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — Seven natural gas pipelines have ruptured across northern West Virginia over the last month, the state’s chief pipeline inspector said earlier this month. more »»

Non-profit groups sue Chesapeake for fraud, trespassing

May 28, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

Floating rig to be towed to Seattle

May 26, 2015 SEATTLE (AP) — A giant floating oil rig currently anchored off Port Angeles, Washington, will be towed to Seattle despite the Seattle mayor’s assertion that the Port of Seattle can’t host the rig... more »»

Groups ask for federal review of Ohio injection-well program

May 26, 2015 By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS — A coalition of environmental and community groups asked a federal watchdog office recently to investigate alleged legal violations by the state’s... more »»

Fee proposed on rail cars that haul oil, other flammables

May 25, 2015 By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. more »»

Officials test injection well site for radium

May 23, 2015 By VIRGINIA SHANK Shale Play VIENNA, Ohio — State officials visited the site of a recent chemical spill earlier this month to check for radium, a spokesman for the Ohio Department of Health... more »»

It’s official: Utica Shale Academy to expand to Columbiana

May 23, 2015 By KATIE WHITE Shale Play COLUMBIANA, Ohio — The Utica Shale Academy is expanding, and beginning this fall high school-aged students will be able to enroll at a satellite location within the... more »»

Injection well decision expected next month

May 22, 2015 WEATHERSFIELD, Ohio — A decision on whether American Water Management Services In. more »»

Chamber president believes oil and gas activity will resume

May 22, 2015 By TOM GIAMBRONI Shale Play LISBON — While new oil and gas activity may have ground to a halt in Columbiana County, the slowdown is expected to be a lull before eventually resuming, at least... more »»

Utica Shale Academy prepares to graduate first class May 28

May 22, 2015 SALINEVILLE — The Utica Shale Academy is preparing to graduate its first class on May 28, adding some newly minted prospects to the oil and gas workforc. more »»

Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

May 18, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the evidence coming in from one study after another, scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes... more »»

Drilling fluid spill stretches 27 miles along Ohio 164

May 18, 2015 By STEVE RAPPACH Shale Play SALINEVILLE, Ohio — Traffic along Ohio 644 and 39 was closed for nearly five hours April 23 after a truck leaked shale oil throughout Carroll and Columbiana counties. more »»

W.Va. Lacks Pipeline Oversight

May 17, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

Northern Panhandle counties rake in gas, oil severance tax

May 17, 2015 WHEELING, W.Va. — In 2014, West Virginia distributed more than $13 million to cities and counties as part of the state’s growing natural gas and oil severance tax. About 30 percent of that total — $3. more »»



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