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ODNR Issues 4 Utica Drilling Permits

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four permits were awarded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale play in the week ended Jan. 11. All four permits were granted to EAP Ohio LLC for activity in Jefferson County, two in Ross Township and two in Salem Township.  No permits were submitted […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four permits were awarded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale play in the week ended Jan. 11. All four permits were granted to EAP Ohio LLC for activity in Jefferson County, two in Ross Township and two in Salem...

Pa. Gas Drilling Fee Revenue Slides in 2019

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lower prices for natural gas last year will mean a 21% drop in drilling fee revenue for Pennsylvania’s state programs and county and municipal governments even as production grew from exploration in the vast Marcellus Shale reservoir, according to new state estimates. The Independent Fiscal Office projected this week that impact […]

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lower prices for natural gas last year will mean a 21% drop in drilling fee revenue for Pennsylvania's state programs and county and municipal governments even as production grew from exploration in the vast Marcellus Shale reservoir, according to new state estimates. The Independent Fiscal Office...

ODNR Issues 2 Permits for Utica Shale Drilling

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued two permits for drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale during the week ended Dec. 28. Both were awarded to Eclipse Resources I LLP for wells in Monroe County’s Green Township.  There were no permit applications for wells in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties. Nor were […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued two permits for drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale during the week ended Dec. 28. Both were awarded to Eclipse Resources I LLP for wells in Monroe County’s Green Township.  There were no permit applications for wells in Mahoning, Trumbull...

Pa. Fines Pipeline Firm $30M, Can Resume Construction

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania fined an energy company more than $30 million on Friday but will allow it to resume construction on its problem-plagued natural gas pipelines. The state Department of Environmental Protection issued one of its largest-ever civil penalties in the wake of an investigation that found Energy Transfer had […]

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania fined an energy company more than $30 million on Friday but will allow it to resume construction on its problem-plagued natural gas pipelines. The state Department of Environmental Protection issued one of its largest-ever civil penalties in the wake of an investigation...

Ohio Oil and Gas Production Leap in Third Quarter

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than 7.2 million barrels of oil and 673 billion cubic feet of natural gas were drawn from Ohio’s Utica-Point Pleasant shale play in the third quarter, according to figures from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  Both figures are up dramatically from the second quarter, when oil production stood at 5.07 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – More than 7.2 million barrels of oil and 673 billion cubic feet of natural gas were drawn from Ohio’s Utica-Point Pleasant shale play in the third quarter, according to figures from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.  Both figures are up dramatically from the second quarter, when...

Reader Responds to Fracking Impact Report

Editor’s Note: The following letter to The Business Journal was submitted Dec. 27 in response to a story published Dec. 20. By Lauren SchroederPOLAND, Ohio – The article “Fracking Ban Could Cost Ohio $245B, US Chamber Reports” in the Business Journal is disingenuous. The underlying article “What if Hydraulic fracturing was banned? The economic benefits […]

Editor’s Note: The following letter to The Business Journal was submitted Dec. 27 in response to a story published Dec. 20. By Lauren SchroederPOLAND, Ohio – The article “Fracking Ban Could Cost Ohio $245B, US Chamber Reports” in the Business Journal is disingenuous. The underlying article “What if Hydraulic fracturing...

Nine Well Permits Issued by ODNR

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded nine permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale play in the week ended Dec. 7. Seven permits were granted to Ascent Resources Utica LLC for wells in Belmont County, while the remaining two were for EAP Ohio LLC wells in Carroll County. No […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded nine permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale play in the week ended Dec. 7. Seven permits were granted to Ascent Resources Utica LLC for wells in Belmont County, while the remaining two were for EAP Ohio LLC...

ODNR Awards 9 Permits for Utica Drilling

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nine permits for drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale play were awarded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the week ended Nov. 23. Seven of those permits were awarded to Ascent Resources Utica LLC. Four were for wells in Noble County’s Marion Township while three were in Wheeling Township in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Nine permits for drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale play were awarded by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the week ended Nov. 23. Seven of those permits were awarded to Ascent Resources Utica LLC. Four were for wells in Noble County’s Marion Township while three...

Single Permit for Utica Drilling Awarded by ODNR

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A single permit for drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale play was granted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the week ended Nov. 16, the agency reports. That permit was awarded to Utica Resources Operating LLC for a well in Willis Township in Guernsey County. To date, 3,201 permits for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A single permit for drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale play was granted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the week ended Nov. 16, the agency reports. That permit was awarded to Utica Resources Operating LLC for a well in Willis Township in Guernsey County....

ODNR Grants 6 Permits for Utica Drilling

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Six permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale were granted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the week ended Nov. 9. All but one were awarded to EAP Ohio LLC for wells in Jefferson County. One permit was also issued to Gulfport Appalachia LLC for a well in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Six permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale were granted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the week ended Nov. 9. All but one were awarded to EAP Ohio LLC for wells in Jefferson County. One permit was also issued to Gulfport Appalachia...