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Drilling workers a target for thieves

September 30, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. — A natural gas industry worker staying at a Moundsville, W.Va. more »»

Pulaski Twp. sued over drilling action

September 1, 2014 PULASKI, Pa.— A western Pennsylvania couple is suing their township, claiming that supervisors improperly approved natural gas drilling in a residential area. more »»

Report: Bazetta likely to pollute

June 17, 2014 BAZETTA — A conventional natural gas well located in Bazetta is the only Ohio well identified on a federal government report that lists wells more likely to pollut. more »»

Columbiana County keeps eye on shale play

April 8, 2014 COLUMBIANA — Columbiana County Commissioner Tim Weigle is keeping his eyes on the state’s severance tax legislation and a bird’s eye view on the Utica Shale development under way in the county. more »»

Pa. to get $224M in drilling fees

April 8, 2014 HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s new “impact fee” on the booming natural gas drilling industry is expected to generate $224.5 million from wells in 2013, up 10 percent over last year, Gov. more »»

Natural gas filling station work to begin

March 11, 2014 WEATHERSFIELD — The operators of the Mahoning Valley’s first compressed natural gas filling station will break ground Wednesday on the project at the Salt Springs Road interchange off Interstate 8. more »»

Chesapeake’s output on the rise

March 4, 2014 Average daily natural gas output from Chesapeake Energy’s Utica Shale operations jumped to 189 million cubic feet during 2013, reflecting a 309 percent increase from from 2012. more »»

11:10 p.m. Sunday: Ohio's senators want to discuss plant's future

February 9, 2014 PIKETON — Ohio's senators want to meet with the U.S. energy secretary to promote a uranium enrichment project in southern Ohio. Sens. more »»

Billions needed to meet natural gas demand

February 1, 2014 PITTSBURGH — The $10 billion worth of natural gas processing infrastructure already built in the Marcellus and Utica shale region is only a fraction of what Blue Racer Midstream CEO Jack Lafield... more »»

Proposal would allow shale gas waste on barges

November 6, 2013 PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking public comments on a proposal that would allow barges to transport shale gas wastewater. more »»

Report: Drilling results poor in northern county

November 6, 2013 LORDSTOWN — A top official at the Houston-based energy company operating in the Mahoning Valley was frank when questioned Tuesday about the company’s plans for natural gas and oil drilling in the... more »»

Dealerships, city officials discuss sign ordinance

November 6, 2013 WARREN — Mayor Doug Franklin told nearly a dozen business leaders the city will maintain a moratorium on the sign ordinance passed by City Council earlier this year in order to address concerns tha... more »»

Area news briefs

November 6, 2013 Liberty man faces threat charge in Atlanta AKRON — Marcus Aaron Scissum, 32, of Liberty, will be sent to Georgia, where he will face federal charges alleging he called CNN in Atlanta and threatened... more »»

NiSource donates $40,000

November 5, 2013 SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — A $40,000 donation made on behalf of NiSource Midstream Services will be earmarked for emergency response services, trustees in this Mahoning County community announced Monda. more »»

Natural gas tax break sought

November 5, 2013 Tribune Chronicle WARREN — Legislation that offers tax incentives for purchasing a vehicle that runs on compressed natural gas or retrofitting an existing car or truck engine to run on the... more »»

Kasich: Cryo plant is good

November 4, 2013 SALEM — Oil and gas companies know it’s here but the real trick, or challenge, as Gov. John Kasich told guests at the Pennant Midstream cryo plant dedication on Oct. 25, “is making the oil flo. more »»

Business briefs

November 1, 2013 Harrison natural gas processing plant opens HARRISON — Ohio’s first integrated natural gas processing and fractionation complex for the Utica Shale this week hosted a ceremonial opening. more »»

CONSOL move means less mining, more drilling

October 29, 2013 CONSOL Energy Inc. said it is taking a “transformative step” by moving away from coal mining and increasing exploration and production in the company’s shale natural gas ar. more »»

Explosives gone, problems remain at Belmont County farm

October 29, 2013 BELMONT COUNTY — When Sandy Putorek discovered that a Texas company had placed 10 explosive charges on her Belmont County farm without her permission to help develop a map of Utica Shale natural gas... more »»

Gas processing plant dedicated

October 29, 2013 SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — The scale of the Mahoning Valley’s shale boom extended its powerful economic reach into Springfield Township with Monday’s dedication of the $150 million Hickory Bend... more »»



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