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Railroad signs agreement for role in Utica Shale

December 4, 2012 The Columbus & Ohio River Rail Road Co. will provide long-term service to a $900 million natural gas liquids (NGLs) fractionation hub being constructed in eastern Ohio’s Harrison County. more »»

Utica Shale drilling in Ohio off to slow start

December 4, 2012 Staff, wire COLUMBUS — Utica Shale drilling in Ohio hasn’t met the initial expectations of state officials this year, due largely to lower natural gas prices and a backlog in the work needed to... more »»

Seriousness of shale developments

December 2, 2012 In the shale world, you know things are getting serious just by watching the developments. The latest serious development, I think, is the seismic testing. more »»

Valley firm to partner in oil, gas equipment

November 15, 2012 YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown manufacturer Brilex Industries will partner with a Houston-based manufacturer to make oil and gas production equipment for facilities operating in the Marcellus and Utica... more »»

‘Geovolt’ can harvest free power

November 15, 2012 AUSTINTOWN — A northeast Ohio man who invented a machine that produces free electricity by working off the natural gas drilling industry is bringing his invention to Warren today to show off how he... more »»

Drilling supplier opens new facility in Wellsville

November 14, 2012 WELLSVILLE — Another piece of the river valley’s energy production future fell into place this week when Anchor Drilling Fluids USA In. more »»

Ohio once again issuing permits for injection wells

November 14, 2012 COLUMBUS — Ohio began issuing its first new permits Tuesday for deep injection of chemically-laced wastewater from oil and gas drilling since a New Year’s Eve quake in Youngstown prompted an... more »»

Mineral rights negotiations not finished yet

November 13, 2012 YOUNGSTOWN — Local attorney Alan Wenger believes frequent knocks on the door from representatives of oil and gas drilling companies aren’t over yet. more »»

Researchers: Water quality problem on river vanishing

November 9, 2012 PITTSBURGH — Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University say a water quality problem in the Monongahela River that may have been linked to Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling is going away. more »»

Thu. 3:51pm: Marcellus Shale business merger activity slows

October 25, 2012 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The wheeling and dealing over the natural gas-rich Marcellus Shale has hit the pause button. more »»

Mill Creek debates drilling (video)

October 17, 2012 YOUNGSTOWN — A large crowd turned out for an often-contentious hydraulic fracturing seminar Tuesday night at Fellows Riverside Garden. more »»

Drillers aren’t flocking to Youngstown

October 17, 2012 YOUNGSTOWN — Opponents and supporters of leasing city-owned property for natural gas and oil drilling had another chance Tuesday evening to speak out at a public hearing on the controversial topic. more »»

Gas company sells shale play mineral rights

October 16, 2012 A company that owns the permit to drill a horizontal natural gas well in Hartford Township has sold most of its nearby Utica Shale Play mineral leases for $43 million. more »»

Tue. 2:20pm: Pa. Supreme Court hears Marcellus Shale case

October 16, 2012 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania's Supreme Court heard arguments in a natural gas case that could cause chaos for major energy companies and thousands of leaseholders. more »»

Charities contribute to drilling research

October 8, 2012 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Citizens groups and nonprofits around the nation are asking questions about environmental and health impacts of natural gas hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and Pennsylvania... more »»

McDonald site may go midstream

October 7, 2012 McDONALD — Hundreds of available acres, miles of rail line, a convergence of 200 miles of pipeline rights of way, a water supply, a web of highways and what is believed to be vast amounts of natural... more »»

Plates show signs of change

October 7, 2012 Have you noticed the the out-of-state license plates around the county? I have. I have spotted them mostly in Warren, mostly on heavy-duty trucks. more »»

Shale report: Ohio, Pa. hold ‘enormous reserves’

October 6, 2012 Drilling companies beginning to explore the Utica Shale got a piece of good news Friday when the U.S. more »»

New cold War?

October 1, 2012 PITTSBURGH — The Kremlin is watching, European nations are rebelling, and some suspect Moscow is secretly bankrolling a campaign to derail the West’s strategic plans. more »»

Expert: Shale a $10B boost

September 30, 2012 SALEM — The shale boom will explode the Ohio economy by adding $10 billion to it by 2014, Linda Woggon, executive vice president of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and executive director of the Ohio... more »»



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