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Drilling Divide


Joe Mahoney | The Daily Star CARROLLTON, Ohio — Keith Burgett and Frank Brothers, both longtime residents of this rural town with vast tracts of farmland and rolling hills in eastern Ohio, have never met each other. But they are both experiencing the impacts of rapid growth in the local natural gas development industry, though in vastly different ways. Carrollton ...

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State says Utica shale fracking has helped nearly double natural gas production in Ohio

Laura Arenschield | Columbus Dispatch NORTH CANTON, Ohio — Fracking wells in the Utica shale in eastern Ohio helped to nearly double the state’s natural gas production from 2012 to 2013, state officials reported today. Ohio Department of Natural Resources Director James Zehringer said this morning that compared to 2012, the state’s total oil production increased by 62 percent and ...

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Shallow drillers might get a break in Pa. law


David Conti | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review State lawmakers are considering legislation that would direct regulators to establish separate rules for drillers tapping oil and gas in shallower wells above the more popular Marcellus shale. Language in bills, which would differentiate conventional wells from those drilled in deeper formations that are accessed by hydraulic fracking and horizontal drilling, appeared this week in ...

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Mexico oil contracts set to be delayed: official


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The first big set of contracts for oil and gas development in Mexico are likely to be delayed a few months, an energy ministry official said on Tuesday, after disagreements in Congress over detailed legislation to underpin them. Congress is currently discussing so-called secondary laws, including some new rules and amendments to existing ones, needed to ...

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Fracking study finds new gas wells leak more

Seth Borenstein | The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In Pennsylvania’s gas drilling boom, newer and unconventional wells leak far more often than older and traditional ones, according to a study of state inspection reports for 41,000 wells. The results suggest that leaks of methane could be a problem for drilling across the nation, said study lead author Cornell University ...

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Loophole for condensate exports may apply to other U.S. crudes – sources

Timothy Gardner and Kristen Hays | Reuters (Reuters) – The U.S. decision allowing minimally processed super-light oil known as condensate to be freely exported may open the door to doing the same with other types of crude too, according to industry and government sources who have reviewed the ruling. This view, which has not been previously reported, will add to intense ...

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Oilfields may be fountain of youth for Western Pa.

By Brian Bowling | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pa.) The oil and gas industry is attracting thousands of workers, largely young and male, to Western Pennsylvania, and that could drive changes in Allegheny County demographics — as the Census Bureau says it has elsewhere. Five Great Plains states became noticeably younger in 2013 when younger males sought work in oil and ...

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Chinese delegation to view W.Pa. fracking


David Conti | Tribune-Review A delegation of Chinese energy officials will visit Washington County on Friday as part of a U.S.-sponsored program aimed at exporting American knowledge of shale fracking technology. The Trade and Development Agency set up the 10-day reverse-trade mission by nine officials from China’s National Energy Administration and other offices so that American energy companies can market ...

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Oil conference focuses on overlooked Kern resource

John Cox | The Bakersfield Californian (Bakersfield, Calif.) The often-overlooked stars of California oil production — diatomaceous rock formations responsible for billions of barrels produced in Kern County alone over the past century — stole the spotlight at an industry event Thursday in Bakersfield. Oil and gas representatives who had learned Wednesday during the first day of the two-day conference ...

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