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Ohio’s horizontal shale well production breaks records in third quarter

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YOUNGSTOWN — During the third quarter of 2015, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 5,696,780 barrels of oil and more than 245 billion cubic feet of natural gas, according to figures released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The report shows the state’s production continues to set records as horizontal shale well production totals have increased by more than ...

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Pennsylvania and Ohio drill permit report, Oct. 18-24

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Pennsylvania Pennsylvania’s oil and gas permit activity took a bit of a tumble since last week, but still shows signs of improvement from earlier this month. The state’s Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Oil and Gas Management approved a total of 58 permits throughout the state. As the state’s approved permits pile up, so could the Pennsylvania’s tax on ...

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Ballot initiatives off table for fracking opponents

While local officials are pushing back against fracking expansion in Ashtabula County, a recent ruling takes at least one option off the table. Fracking opposition in four Ohio counties were dealt blows last month when it was ruled they wouldn’t be able to vote on county-level anti-fracking measures in November. In mid-August, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted invalidated three ...

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Groups ask for federal review of Ohio injection-well program

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A coalition of environmental and community groups asked a federal watchdog office on Wednesday to investigate alleged legal violations by the state’s injection well approval program. In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Justice, the coalition, coordinated by the Citizens for Health, Environment & Justice, alleges that Ohio’s injection well program disproportionately ...

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Radon may be linked to fracking, researchers suspect

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Radon levels in houses near fracking sites in Pennsylvania are higher than in those in areas where there is no oil and gas drilling, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University researchers. The researchers cautioned that their findings don’t definitively tie hydraulic fracturing to higher levels of radon. But they say they found a “statistically significant association” between ...

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Utica well activity in Ohio

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Activity in the Utica has gone up a tiny bit when compared to our last Utica well report published on March 19th.  During the week ending on the 21st, a total of ten horizontal permits were issued and 26 rigs were up and running in the shale formation. While production numbers have fluctuated up and down the past few weeks, ...

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Utica well activity in Ohio

The rig count in the Utica Shale has begun to drop, but some still see hope in the region, if you are strong enough of course. Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s Executive Vice President of Operations Chris Doyle believes that now is the time when people will begin to see a separation of companies, the weak and the strong.  Doyle explained how ...

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Utica drilling rigs in Ohio continue to decline, records show

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The number of drilling rigs in Ohio’s Utica Shale region continues to drop. There are 27 rigs drilling in Ohio, as of Saturday, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said. That’s down from 37 rigs Feb. 28 and from 49 rigs Jan. 3, according to state records. The drop in the rig count comes as commodity prices for oil and ...

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Some fighting state proposal on disclosure of fracking chemicals

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Environmental groups, people who live in Ohio’s oil-and-gas country, and some emergency responders say that a proposal by Gov. John Kasich to filter information about chemicals used in fracking activities through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources could leave firefighters without what they need during an emergency. The department, some groups and residents argued this week before state legislators, already ...

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Marcellus horizontal well activity in Ohio

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While production and permitting in the Marcellus Shale play located in Ohio has managed to the stay the same, the Pennsylvania region of the shale has received some exciting news. National Fuel Gas has finally received the go-ahead from federal regulators to go forward with its plans to construct a pipeline that will run from the Marcellus shale region in ...

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