Consol Energy Pulls Out in Northern OH

EAST LIVERPOOL – Consol Energy Inc. is no longer a tenant at the Columbiana County Port Authority’s industrial park in Leetonia. The news came to light during last week’s port authority meeting, when the board agreed to lease the space formerly occupied by Consol to another company. Port authority CEO Tracy Drake said afterwards that [...]

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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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Spectra Energy Still Bullish in Utica Pipelines

It’s been a week of disheartening news for the Utica shale play. A pipeline that would have taken natural-gas liquids from the Utica and Marcellus shale to the Gulf Coast was suspended because of a lack of customer interest, and British energy giant BP Plc (NYSE: BP) said it’s leaving its northeastern Ohio shale acreage [...]

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Bluegrass Pipeline Is on Hold

Some sad news for Ohio’s workforce. Lack of oil & gas producer interest in the Bluegrass Pipeline leads the project’s developers to put the pipeline on hold. Louisville Courier-Journal: Bluegrass Pipeline Halts Work WDRB: Bluegrass Pipeline Developers Halt Spending on Project Zanesville Times Recorder: Bluegrass Natural Gas Pipeline Project Suspended Indefinitely However, it is important [...]

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BP Leaving Ohio Due to Disapointing Well Results

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 By Dan O’Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Less-than-impressive results from test wells drilled in Trumbull County has caused BP America to abandon its interests in the Utica shale, two years after the energy giant spent more than $300 million to secure leaseholds in this section of the play. “Following on from the [...]

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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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Utica Shale Gas Wells in Ohio Dismay EQT

“EQT Corp. said on Thursday that it has had some disappointing results from wells at the edge of the Utica shale in Ohio and will stop drilling in the formation while it evaluates its prospects.” This news is disheartening because now EQT has abandoned plans it had to drill 21 wells in Ohio. It’s very [...]

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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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Do M3 Momentum & Access Midstream Prefer Non-Ohio Workers?

M3 Momentum and Access Midstream have partnered up to build over $900 million worth of processing plants and pipelines in Eastern Ohio. The oil and gas industry promised jobs galore for Ohioans but are Access and Momentum living up to their end of the deal? Is it fair for skilled and capable Ohio workers to [...]

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