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Shale Drillers Getting Better Grip in Utica’s Potential

Friday, November 15, 2013 By Dan O’Brien PITTSBURGH — After three years, oil and gas companies exploring Ohio’s Utica shale are getting a better grasp on how the play is unfolding, and are devising more efficient methods to profitably extract dry gas and natural gas liquids from the rock. And, executives say, there is the [...]

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Drilling Related Road Damage Disputed in Trumbull Co.

JOHNSTON TWP, Ohio – Damage to one roadway in Trumbull County is prompting a change in how the county does business with oil and gas companies. Neighbors living along Fisher Corinth Road, in Johnston Township, say when Dominion began constructing a compressor station down the road, that’s when the roadway began to fall apart. CLICK [...]

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Shale Boom Boosting Companies but Not Jobs

By  James B. Kelleher REUTERS Sunday June 16, 2013 8:46 AM YOUNGSTOWN — This city has been down for so long, it’s hard to believe what’s risen up here in the heart of America’s “Rust Belt.” On an industrial site littered with scrap metal, a French-Japanese joint venture called Vallourec Star has just opened a [...]

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Illinois Legislation Gives Incentives to Hiring IL Workers

Under a compromise reached between the energy industry and the Illinois General Assembly, companies would get a break on severance, or “extraction,” taxes if more than half their workers are from Illinois and receive prevailing wages. Click HERE for article Here’s the text of the entire bill:   http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/98/SB/PDF/09800SB1715ham001.pdf Including this key section:   Section [...]

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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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Is the Utica a Bust? Analysts do not think so and Neither do Midstream Developers

By DAN SHINGLER 9:25 am, April 19, 2013     So, is the Utica shale boom over? That was the impression some observers said was created by an April 15 Bloomberg news story titled, “Ohio’s $500 billion oil dream fades as Utica turns gassy.” But those observers say people who think the Utica is a [...]

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Grueling Work, Rich Rewards Loom at Ground Zero of the Drilling Boom

By CHRISTOPHER KOCHERA TheNewsOutlet.org LISBON On a brisk March morning in a field off of state Route 172 in Lisbon, the air is filled with the rumble of machinery and the smell of diesel fuel. Combine that with the gray skies, the bare trees and the drilling equipment, and the scene it creates isn’t exactly [...]

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Horizontal Well Drilling and Hydraulic Fracturing are not an Issue in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City– The origin of Ohio’s hoped-for shale gas and oil bonanza starts here, more than a thousand miles southwest of the Buckeye State.

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Monthly Gas, Oil Reports Sought in Drilling Boom

Federal government wants 11 states, including Ohio, to start reporting gas/oil production results on a monthly basis. Ohio has some of the most lax reporting laws in the nation requiring drillers to only report annually.

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A Lack of Transparency

A lack of transparency Community leaders and investors say Ohio’s oil and gas reporting requirements give them pause By Dan McGraw 4:30 am, March 29, 2013   The lack of transparency within this industry is glaring to say the least. From only once a year production reporting to no revealing data on who works at [...]

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