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Help get Ohioans to Build the Unity Pipeline!

Harvest Pipeline Company, an affiliate of Hilcorp Energy, will be embarking on a new 12″ inch pipeline project. Dubbed the Unity Pipeline the new portion of this project will begin in Kensington, OH and be built to Mantua, OH. There it will connect to an existing natural gas pipeline. This project has the potential to [...]

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Number of Jobs from Shale Drilling is Exaggerated

By Shane Hoover Repository staff writer Posted Nov. 22, 2013 @ 12:01 am The oil and natural-gas industry and its supporters have exaggerated the number of jobs created by shale drilling in Ohio and other states, a new study contends. Released Thursday by a group called the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative, the study looked at [...]

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Fracking Lobby Helps Fund GOP Campaigns

Oil and gas interests that successfully fought a fracking-tax increase pushed by Gov. John Kasich poured money into Republican legislative campaign coffers during the budget debate this year. Calling Ohio’s current drilling tax woefully low, Kasich last year tried and failed to persuade GOP lawmakers to increase the severance tax on the emerging shale-drilling industry. [...]

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Washington County Officials are Breaking State Laws on RUMAs

Here is a prime example of how government officials will bend over backwards for big business even if it means breaking state laws. County officials in Washington County (Marietta) are skirting around Ohio’s prevailing wage law when writing up their Roadway Use Maintenance Agreements (RUMAs) for energy companies to use. Even Ohio Attorney General Mike [...]

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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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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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Democrats Urge Action on ‘Hire Ohio’ Legislation

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio House Democratic lawmakers are calling on Gov. Kasich to prioritize hiring Ohioans before the year’s end. During a press event Wednesday, the legislators noted that Kasich publicly commented that oil and gas companies with hydraulic fracturing operations in the state do not appear to be hiring many Ohioans. Kasich’s comments in [...]

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Kasich Blasts Out of State Oil & Gas Workers

It’s great to see our governor recognizing a disparity in the rate of local workers used versus out-of-state people and calling on change. This is exactly why P.O.W.E.R. was created to bring awareness to this very same issue Gov. Kasich is talking about. We need our political leaders to step up to the plate. Utilizing [...]

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