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Brine-dumping reports came in repeatedly

February 8, 2013 YOUNGSTOWN — Anonymous complaints of illegal dumping on Salt Springs Road had come in repeatedly throughout January until state inspectors finally caught one in the act on Jan. more »»

Local railroad right-of-way could run drilling waterlines

February 7, 2013 EAST LIVERPOOL — Another potential buyer found for the Columbiana County Port Authority’s railroad is planning to continue operating the railroad and use the right-of-way to run waterlines to... more »»

Lawmakers urge expanded use of region’s natural gas (video)

January 26, 2013 NORTH JACKSON — Using an analogy from the sports world, Tim Harrington, the regional president for BP North America Gas, explained Friday the company’s presence in the Mahoning Valley and where it... more »»

Hubbard businessman ready for shale boom

January 14, 2013 LISBON — Hubbard Township-based businessman Ed Yasechko believes he knows an opportunity when he sees it, and he believes the area north of town on state Route 45 is poised to benefit from the shal... more »»

Pipeline sale to net $2B

January 1, 2013 WHEELING — Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy is selling the rest of its pipeline network and natural gas transporting equipment located largely in the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas for $2. more »»

First well to be drilled (video)

January 1, 2013 BURGHILL — Workers could be seen from nearby Hayes-Orangeville Road zipping around the base of the newly erected drilling rig towering high above the site. more »»

City OKs amended V&M Star agreement

December 28, 2012 YOUNGSTOWN — The Board of Control on Thursday approved an amended lease agreement for V&M Star’s new plant. more »»

Deal to build ethane plant not complete

December 28, 2012 MONACA, Pa. more »»

Area students form shale group

December 26, 2012 SALEM — Two Ohio State University students from the Mahoning Valley watched the once-dim economic landscape of their hometown brighten and founded an organization aimed at making the most of the... more »»

BP puts money into work force

December 9, 2012 One of the most interesting quotes I have heard recently came from Curtis Thomas, director of government and public affairs for BP America. more »»

Sun. 3:52pm: Fracking surveys find support in unexpected places

December 9, 2012 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Many people in New York and Pennsylvania have voiced concerns about the safety of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, or fracking. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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