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Ohio’s Shale Wells Produced Millions of Barrels of Oil

By John Funk, The Plain DealerApril 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced more than 1.4 million barrels of oil and more than 43 billion cubic feet of natural gas in the last three months of 2013. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources released the data Friday, noting that [...]

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Drillers in Ohio Increasingly Shifting to Southern Counties

Of Ohio’s 2013 Utica shale permits, more than 50 percent have been issued to energy companies interested in those counties, and that region is not Chesapeake’s stronghold, according to a Beacon Journal review of state data. Harrison County leads the way with 124 permits since 2010, followed by Noble County with 62, according to information [...]

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Shale Boom Creating Shortage of Affordable Housing in Eastern Ohio

By Bob Downing Beacon Journal staff writer Published: July 8, 2013 – 07:32 PM | Updated: July 9, 2013 – 02:16 PM   Eastern Ohio is beginning to experience a shortage of affordable and available housing for the poor because another group has tapped much of the existing stock: drilling company workers. And the problem [...]

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TEXAS Pipeline Contractor WillBros, Infiltrates Small Ohio Town

Sometimes in life things play out exactly how someone envisions them. This sentiment rings especially true for Willbros, Inc. CEO Randy Harl. He predicted in November of 2012 how the Utica Shale play would bring opportunity for his ‘crews in Texas’. So much for coming to a community and utilizing the local people in the [...]

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Chesapeake Must Face Ohio Suit Over Royalties, Court Says

Chesapeake Energy is known for their hiring practices which include outsourcing work to out-of-state companies. Now they have facing a lawsuit alleging they skipping out on royalty payment to Ohio landowners.

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It’s Wait & See for the Future of the Utica

WARREN – Experts analyzing unconventional methods of extracting the earth’s natural gas and oil – like the horizontal wells being drilled in Eastern Ohio’s Utica Shale Play – have hoped other successful U.S. shale plays would provide clues to Ohio’s future. At least three notable shale plays bear some similarity to Ohio’s Utica Shale Play, [...]

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Harrison Co. Officials OK $400K Oil, Gas Lease

CADIZ, OH — Harrison County commissioners recently approved an oil and gas lease with Chesapeake Exploration. And at $5,000 per each of the 83.66 acres, the amount received is $413,000, with 20 percent in royalties. Commissioner Don Bethel said commissioners are researching the possibility that there may be more land available. Read more: http://www.timesreporter.com/newsnow/x514113257/Harrison-officials-OK-400K-oil-gas-lease#ixzz2VYpfO0aM

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Pipeline Construction in Shale Boom Alters Countryside

SCIO, Ohio — For more than 80 years, the view from Jody Snyder’s front porch was sweet and simple: farm fields, woods and rolling hills. It’s a view she has shared with her husband, Dick, for decades. But the landscape is changing in rural Harrison County. Now, a battalion of construction workers operates cranes, backhoes [...]

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2012 Utica gas & Oil Production Figures

Owner Township Well Oil (barrels) Gas (MCF) Days Ashland County Devon Clear Creek EICHELBERGER DAVID 1H 0 0 102 Belmont County Gulfport Kirkwood SHUGERT 1H 257 0 5 PDC Energy Richland HICKENBOTTOM 1 0 5,370 290 Gulfport Warren SHUGERT 1H 373 0 5 Carroll County Chesapeake Augusta CALVIN MANGUN 8H 7,144 239,021 152 Chesapeake Augusta [...]

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Oil & Gas Boom Changing Carroll County Landscape

CARROLLTON — In the stagecoach days, travelers came to Harlem Springs for the “healing” waters that bubbled from the ground. Robert E. Lee and William Henry Harrison paid visits to the resort. The hamlet even had a college. None of it lasted. The namesake springs lost their mineral potency by the Civil War, then ran [...]

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