Home / Tag Archives: Ohio

Tag Archives: Ohio

Gas prices spiking in Ohio as summer road trip season begins

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists have probably noticed already that that the cheap gas prices from earlier this year are now but a distant and pleasant memory. The auto club AAA says pump prices are on the rise in Ohio, thanks to a confluence of factors that include refinery issues, pipeline delivery disruptions and higher crude oil prices. As ...

Read More »

Ohio gas prices continue to increase heading toward holiday

gas prices, Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices around Ohio have continued to increase heading toward the Memorial Day weekend. The average price per gallon was $2.38 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. The average in Ohio this time last week was $2.22. It was $2.18 a month ago. Ohio’s price to start ...

Read More »

Kasich names new chairman to Ohio utilities commission

utilities commission

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The governor has named a new chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Asim Z. Haque (AW’-sim HAWK) takes over for PUCO Chairman Andre Porter, whose last day is May 20. Republican Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) appointment of Haque as Ohio’s top utility regulator still requires the Ohio Senate’s consent. The Columbus resident is the ...

Read More »

Murray Energy continues fight against EPA’s emissions rules

Murray Energy continues fight against EPA's emissions rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Coal producer Murray Energy Corp. is challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule that targets mercury pollution from power plants. St. Clairsville, Ohio-based Murray Energy filed a brief with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Monday, challenging the EPA’s supplemental finding published earlier in the day. The U.S. Supreme ...

Read More »

Average Ohio gas increases to about $2.09 per gallon

Average Ohio gas increases to about $2.09 per gallon

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Motorists are continuing to see a rise in Ohio gas prices as the average price is reported at more than $2 going into the workweek. The price per gallon in Ohio was about $2.09 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That’s up 17 cents from the state ...

Read More »

High court allows western Ohio wind farm to proceed

High court allows western Ohio wind farm to proceed

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents of a planned wind farm in western Ohio’s Champaign County have lost a legal challenge. A 5-2 decision by the Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday upholds a 2013 power siting board decision allowing Champaign Wind LLC’s “Buckeye Wind II” project to proceed. The plan included up to 56 wind turbines on 13,500 acres of private ...

Read More »

Ohio regulators OK 2 deals that subsidize older power plants

Ohio regulators OK 2 deals that subsidize older power plants

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Regulators in Ohio approved two closely watched energy deals on Thursday allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity customers to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio took a single combined vote on the power purchase agreements, which were separately filed by Akron-based FirstEnergy and ...

Read More »

Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states

Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten U.S. states still have not regained all the jobs they lost in the Great Recession, even after six and a half years of recovery, while many more have seen only modest gains. The figures help illustrate the uneven nature of the economic rebound since the Great Recession ended in June 2009. They also suggest why many ...

Read More »

Ohio poised to set records for volumes of drilling wastes

Injection well used to dispose of oil field wastewater. (Image: Faces of Fracking via Flickr)

Ohio is on track to end 2015 with a record volume of drilling wastes going into the state’s injection wells. Through nine months, Ohio’s 211 injection wells have taken in 20.0 million barrels of wastes, according to activist Teresa Mills of the Buckeye Forest Council who compiled the data from Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ records. That’s enough to fill ...

Read More »

Foes challenge proposed fracking in national forest in Ohio

NY village loses case over fracking water sales

ATHENS, Ohio — Opponents are pushing back as a federal agency again considers requests to open Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio to oil and gas drilling. The Buckeye Forest Council, Sierra Club, Athens County Fracking Action Networks and other advocacy groups have called for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to conduct a “full-scale environmental report” before allowing drilling ...

Read More »