Summit Midstream comes to Ohio…Should we be Scared?

Summit Midstream will be building 115 miles of pipeline with four natural gas compression stations for a total investment of $400 million here in the Buckeye State. It sounds like a good investment at first but are we in danger with this company? This year in North Dakota a pipeline built by a Summit Midstream [...]

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Blue Racer’s Petersburg Project Moves Forward

Friday, August 22, 2014 By Dan O’Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Blue Racer Midstream LLC’s plans to construct a multi-million-dollar processing plant in southeastern Mahoning County appear to be back on track, according to documents obtained by The Business Journal. A Capital PEC Report published by Industrial Info Resources Inc., based in Sugar Land, Texas, shows [...]

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Gas Pipelines Coming

For the past few years now, counties across north central Ohio have been waiting to see how the energy boom in the Marcellus and Utica shale gas plays to our east would impact this region. Although the actual horizontal drilling, or fracking, has so far largely been limited to areas east of the Interstate 77 [...]

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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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American Energy Partners Buys 27K Acres in Monroe Co.

Aubrey McClendon’s company has announced the billion-dollar deals hinted at late last month and has entered two of the most active shale plays in the country. American Energy Partners LP has acquired 75,000 acres of land in southern Utica and Marcellus shale plays for $1.75 billion, the company said Monday. It’s buying the land, which [...]

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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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