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ODNR Issues 20 More Permits in Southern Utica

From the Youngstown Business Journal: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 20 new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale last week – all in what is considered the southern tier of the oil and gas play. Oklahoma City-based Gulfport Energy Corp. received six permits — [...]

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Natural Gas Company Plans 600 Miles of Pipeline in OH & MI

By DAN SHINGLER Originally Published: June 26, 2014 1:45 PM  Modified: July 10, 2014 12:37 PM Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners hopes to build 600 miles of pipeline that would take natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale regions to interconnections that would give the gas a pathway to more new markets. An initial 400 miles [...]

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Silver Lining Found in Ohio’s Utica Shale

Silver lining found in Ohio’s Utica Shale In a corner of the field, wildcatters see shades of Marcellus, analyst says By Collin Eaton June 13, 2014 | Updated: June 16, 2014 12:26am Natural gas, and not oil, has turned out to be the dominant fossil fuel in Ohio’s Utica Shale, a big disappointment to some [...]

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Geology of Southern Utica Easier to Explore, Execs Say

Monday, June 16, 2014 By Dan O’Brien PITTSBURGH — The geological makeup of the southern Utica shale play in eastern Ohio explains why energy companies drilling there are experiencing higher rates of production than in the northern sections of the play. Much of it has to do with geological pressure and the porosity of two [...]

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Gas Drilling’s Effect on Roads Being Addressed

CantonRep.com staff writer Posted Jun. 7, 2014 @ 10:22 pm Drilling for oil and natural gas means heavy truck traffic on the streets and highways leading to well pads or processing sites. Semis haul construction equipment and heavy drilling gear to a site. Once a well is drilled, more semis haul water, sand and chemicals [...]

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Dry Gas Stacks Up in Marcellus, Utica Plays

Thursday, June 05, 2014 By Dan O’Brien PITTSBURGH — The ability to drill in not just one shale play but in multiple levels of shale rock from a single well pad stands to increase oil and gas production across Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, executives say. “There’s several advantages to the stacked plays,” reported Tim [...]

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Gulfport Energy Follows Shale Play South & East

SALEM – A major investor in the Utica Shale Play said it is moving farther south in Ohio and eastward into West Virginia during its 2014 first quarter earnings call on Friday. Gulfport Energy Corp. has located most of its oil and gas leases in Belmont and Harrison counties and recently picked up another 8,000 [...]

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Youngstown is a City Changed by Fracking

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – You might think an earthquake would be enough to make a town turn against fracking, but no, not here, not with a new billion-dollar steel plant open along the river and more new jobs everywhere you look. This worn-out notch in the Rust Belt, long known for industrial decay and a Bruce [...]

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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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Fracking Foes Cringe as Unions Back Drilling Boom

Contrary to what environmentalists will have you believe a healthy environment and fracking can co-exist. Eastern Ohio is historically an economically depressed area in need of living wage jobs. This is what fracking provides.  We’re getting some great paying jobs as a by-product of the fracking industry. All the while our environment is not going [...]

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