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Rig Count Slips to 21 in Ohio Utica

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale slipped to 21 during the week ended Jan. 27, two fewer than the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that the agency issued 10 new permits for horizontal wells throughout the Utica during the week. Antero […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale slipped to 21 during the week ended Jan. 27, two fewer than the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that the agency issued 10 new permits for horizontal wells throughout the...

Feasibility Study OK’d for Second Appalachian Cracker Plant

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DILLES BOTTOM, Ohio – The Board of Directors of PTTGC America, a subsidiary of Thailand-based PTT Global Chemicals, has given the go-ahead to conduct a feasibility study toward the development of a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant proposed for Belmont County, Ohio. A press release issued by PTTGC America says the board approved the execution of […]

DILLES BOTTOM, Ohio – The Board of Directors of PTTGC America, a subsidiary of Thailand-based PTT Global Chemicals, has given the go-ahead to conduct a feasibility study toward the development of a multibillion-dollar ethane cracker plant proposed for Belmont County, Ohio. A press release issued by PTTGC America says the...

Four Permits Issued in Ohio’s Utica Shale

new permits for horizontal oil and gas wells

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued four new permits for horizontal oil and gas wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale during the week ended Jan. 20, the agency reports. Two permits were issued to Chesapeake Exploration LLC for wells in Harrison County, ODNR reported. Ascent Utica Resources LLC received a single […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued four new permits for horizontal oil and gas wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale during the week ended Jan. 20, the agency reports. Two permits were issued to Chesapeake Exploration LLC for wells in Harrison County, ODNR reported. Ascent Utica...

Six Permits Issued in Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Six permits for horizontal wells were issued in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale for the week ended Jan. 13, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported Wednesday. Four permits were awarded to XTO Energy, a division of Exxon Mobil for new wells in Belmont County, while two others were issued to Oklahoma City-based […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Six permits for horizontal wells were issued in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale for the week ended Jan. 13, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported Wednesday. Four permits were awarded to XTO Energy, a division of Exxon Mobil for new wells in Belmont County, while two others...

Energy Lecture Series Includes Environmental Journalists

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown State University Lecture Series on Energy and the Environment resumes this semester with presenters that include three award-winning journalists. The free lectures, sponsored in part by the James Dale Ethics Center, are 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 24 through April 18, in Room B100 of Cushwa Hall on campus. The lecture series […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Youngstown State University Lecture Series on Energy and the Environment resumes this semester with presenters that include three award-winning journalists. The free lectures, sponsored in part by the James Dale Ethics Center, are 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 24 through April 18, in Room B100 of Cushwa Hall...

Rig Count Stands at 21 in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Just two permits for new horizontal wells were issued to energy companies in Ohio’s Utica shale during the first week of 2018, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported Tuesday that Chesapeake Exploration LLC, a division of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp., was awarded two permits for wells in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Just two permits for new horizontal wells were issued to energy companies in Ohio’s Utica shale during the first week of 2018, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported Tuesday that Chesapeake Exploration LLC, a division of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp., was awarded...

Potential Grows for Underground Ethane Storage Hub

Plans to develop an underground ethane storage complex for Appalachia have overcome the first obstacle

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Plans to develop an underground natural gas liquids storage complex for Appalachia — deemed essential for a sustainable chemicals industry in the region — have overcome the first obstacle. Appalachia Development Group LLC has been invited to submit a Part II application for a $1.9 billion loan guarantee under a […]

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Plans to develop an underground natural gas liquids storage complex for Appalachia -- deemed essential for a sustainable chemicals industry in the region -- have overcome the first obstacle. Appalachia Development Group LLC has been invited to submit a Part II application for a $1.9...

Eight Permits Awarded in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued eight new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale, the agency reports. All eight permits were awarded to Oklahoma City-based Ascent Resources during the week ended Dec. 30, according to ODNR. Five of the wells are located in Guernsey County, while […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued eight new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale, the agency reports. All eight permits were awarded to Oklahoma City-based Ascent Resources during the week ended Dec. 30, according to ODNR. Five of the wells are...

Utica Shale Counties to Watch in 2018

By Jackie Stewart, Energy in Depth YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While 2017 was the year of midstream development and pipeline construction in Ohio, 2018 will be the year of major investment decisions by large end-users of natural gas and natural gas liquids. Without a doubt, the most important Utica Shale developments to watch for in 2018 […]

By Jackie Stewart, Energy in Depth YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – While 2017 was the year of midstream development and pipeline construction in Ohio, 2018 will be the year of major investment decisions by large end-users of natural gas and natural gas liquids. Without a doubt, the most important Utica Shale developments...

Petrochemicals Hub? Storage, Distribution Needed

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The United States stands to produce more than 54 billion pounds of polyethylene per year by 2020, thanks to the more than a 30-year supply of ethane gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. So finds Petrochemical Update’s Market Outlook 2018. Indeed, production of polyethylene […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The United States stands to produce more than 54 billion pounds of polyethylene per year by 2020, thanks to the more than a 30-year supply of ethane gas in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. So finds Petrochemical Update’s Market Outlook...