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Ascent Resources Strengthens Position in Utica

Ascent Resources Strengthens Position in Utica

OKLAHOMA CITY — Ascent Resources has entered into definitive agreements to acquire natural gas and oil properties in the Utica shale totaling $1.5 billion. The company, formed by the late wildcatter Aubrey McClendon, said Friday that the deal encompasses holdings from Hess Corp., CNX Resources, Utica Minerals Development, and a fourth undisclosed seller. The deals […]

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Ascent Resources has entered into definitive agreements to acquire natural gas and oil properties in the Utica shale totaling $1.5 billion. The company, formed by the late wildcatter Aubrey McClendon, said Friday that the deal encompasses holdings from Hess Corp., CNX Resources, Utica Minerals Development, and a...

Hilcorp Secures Three Utica Permits in Columbiana County

Hilcorp Secures Three Utica Permits in Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued permits to Hilcorp Energy Co. to drill three new horizontal wells in Columbiana County. The agency issued just three permits total for the week ended June 30, all of them to Hilcorp. The wells are located in Elk Run Township – two of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued permits to Hilcorp Energy Co. to drill three new horizontal wells in Columbiana County. The agency issued just three permits total for the week ended June 30, all of them to Hilcorp. The wells are located in Elk...

Utica Rig Count Unchanged from Last Week

Rigs in Utica Shale Unchanged from Last Week

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale for the week ended June 23 remained unchanged from the previous week, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that there were 19 oil and natural gas rigs operating across the Utica last week. However, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale for the week ended June 23 remained unchanged from the previous week, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that there were 19 oil and natural gas rigs operating across...

Royalties Still Flow from Utica Wells

Royalties Still Flow from Utica Oil and Gas Wells

LISBON, Ohio — Cynthia Koonce has seen her share of battles with the oil and gas industry. She and others in southern Columbiana County and northern Carroll County sued Chesapeake Energy over what they believed were bogus lease terms in 2012. She’s also been vocal about issues that involve pipelines and other infrastructure. Ultimately, the […]

LISBON, Ohio -- Cynthia Koonce has seen her share of battles with the oil and gas industry. She and others in southern Columbiana County and northern Carroll County sued Chesapeake Energy over what they believed were bogus lease terms in 2012. She’s also been vocal about issues that involve pipelines...

Hilcorp Files for New Well Permit in Columbiana County

Five Well Permits Issued in Ohio’s Utica shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. is seeking approval to drill a new horizontal well in Columbiana County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Hilcorp applied for a new permit June 13 and wants to drill a well on the Wertz property along Darner Road in Elkrun Township. The company also submitted […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. is seeking approval to drill a new horizontal well in Columbiana County, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Hilcorp applied for a new permit June 13 and wants to drill a well on the Wertz property along Darner Road in Elkrun...

Rig Count Holds Steady as Ohio Permitting Slows

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale stood at 19 for the week ended June 9, as permit activity trickled to a near stop, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that it awarded just two new permits for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale stood at 19 for the week ended June 9, as permit activity trickled to a near stop, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that it awarded...

ODNR Issues a Single Permit in Ohio’s Utica

Five Well Permits Issued in Ohio’s Utica shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued just a single permit in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale and reported 20 rigs in operation. XTO Energy, a division of Exxon Mobil, received a permit for a new horizontal well in Belmont County, according to ODNR. As of May 19, ODNR has issued […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued just a single permit in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale and reported 20 rigs in operation. XTO Energy, a division of Exxon Mobil, received a permit for a new horizontal well in Belmont County, according to ODNR. As of...

Study Finds No Groundwater Contamination from Fracking

Study Finds No Groundwater Contamination from Fracking

Editor’s Note: Story submitted by Jackie Stewart from Energy in Depth, an industry trade group. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The first ever and award winning Utica Shale study to examine the root source of methane linked to fracking has finally been published in a scientific journal. The long awaited multi-year University of Cincinnati groundwater study that found no […]

Editor's Note: Story submitted by Jackie Stewart from Energy in Depth, an industry trade group. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The first ever and award winning Utica Shale study to examine the root source of methane linked to fracking has finally been published in a scientific journal. The long awaited multi-year University of Cincinnati...

Hilcorp Awarded Utica Permit in Lawrence County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hilcorp Energy Co. plans to drill a new horizontal well in Lawrence County, Pa., according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Hilcorp received a permit to drill and operate a new unconventional well targeting the Utica shale May 8 in North Beaver Township at the Kephart well pad, according […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Hilcorp Energy Co. plans to drill a new horizontal well in Lawrence County, Pa., according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Hilcorp received a permit to drill and operate a new unconventional well targeting the Utica shale May 8 in North Beaver Township at...

ODNR OKs Two New Wells in Columbiana

Ascent Resources Strengthens Position in Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week approved permits for two horizontal wells in Columbiana County, records show. Hilcorp Energy Co., based in Houston, secured two permits for horizontal wells in Elk Run Township on the Wertz and Johnston well pads, according to ODNR. They are the first wells permitted in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week approved permits for two horizontal wells in Columbiana County, records show. Hilcorp Energy Co., based in Houston, secured two permits for horizontal wells in Elk Run Township on the Wertz and Johnston well pads, according to ODNR. They are...