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Drilling Down: Commission Upholds Suspension of Weathersfield Injection Well | August 13, 2015

Commission Upholds Suspension of Weathersfield Injection Well

NILES, Ohio – The Ohio Oil & Gas Commission has upheld an order the state Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management issued last year to suspend operations at an injection well operated by American Water Management Services LLC. In September 2014, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Oil and Gas Division Chief Richard Simmers […]

Drilling Down: Hilcorp Awarded New Drilling Permits in Lawrence County, Pa. | August 12, 2015

Hilcorp Awarded New Drilling Permits in Lawrence County, Pa.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection last week awarded Hilcorp Energy Co. four new permits to drill horizontal wells in Lawrence County, Pa. Permit activity in this section of the Utica shale has all but dried up over the last several months because of plummeting oil prices. Hilcorp received four permits Aug. […]

Drilling Down: Marcellus, Utica Account for 85% of Shale Gas Production Growth | July 29, 2015

Marcellus, Utica Account for 85% of Shale Gas Production Growth

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale plays account for 85% of the growth in natural gas production across the country’s shale regions since 2012. According to the EIA’s July Drilling Productivity Report, productivity of natural gas wells in the Marcellus and Utica plays is […]

Drilling Down: Shale Industry Group Charts Capex, Employee Cuts | July 21, 2015

Shale Industry Group Charts Capex, Employee Cuts

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry-funded advocacy group based in Pittsburgh, reported Monday that 22 energy companies with operations in Pennsylvania have reduced capital expenditures anywhere from 12% to 74%. These 22 companies have also furloughed workers and/or closed offices, the coalition said. “Pennsylvania has experienced widespread job loss and massive capital […]