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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...

Chesapeake Ups Production in Utica Shale

Chesapeake Boosts Production in Ohio’s Utica

OKLAHOMA CITY – Higher oil prices helped lift oil and gas production in Ohio’s Utica shale for Chesapeake Energy Corp. during the three months ended March 31, the company said. Chesapeake reported that it produced an average of 11,000 barrels of oil and 440 million cubic feet of natural gas — or 107,000 barrels of […]

OKLAHOMA CITY – Higher oil prices helped lift oil and gas production in Ohio's Utica shale for Chesapeake Energy Corp. during the three months ended March 31, the company said. Chesapeake reported that it produced an average of 11,000 barrels of oil and 440 million cubic feet of natural gas...

Ryan Signs on As Cosponsor of FRAC Act

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan called Monday for increased transparency in hydraulic fracturing. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, last week signed on a co-sponsor of the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals, or FRAC, Act. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Rep Diana DeGette, D-1 Colorado, has 61 cosponsors, all Democrats.   The bill would establish “common […]

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan called Monday for increased transparency in hydraulic fracturing. Ryan, D-13 Ohio, last week signed on a co-sponsor of the Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals, or FRAC, Act. The legislation, introduced by U.S. Rep Diana DeGette, D-1 Colorado, has 61 cosponsors, all Democrats.  ...

Coalition Urges 7th Rejection of Oil and Gas Drilling Amendment

Coalition Urges 7th Rejection of Oil and Gas Drilling Amendment

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Opponents of a Youngstown charter amendment that would prohibit activity related to the extraction of oil and gas in the city urged voters to once again reject the measure, following an Ohio Supreme Court decision Tuesday. The state high court ruled that the Mahoning County Board of Elections “abused its discretion” by […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Opponents of a Youngstown charter amendment that would prohibit activity related to the extraction of oil and gas in the city urged voters to once again reject the measure, following an Ohio Supreme Court decision Tuesday. The state high court ruled that the Mahoning County Board of...

Six Permits Issued in Ohio’s Utica

Ohio Utica Rig Count Bumps Up to 24

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Six permits for new horizontal wells were issued in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR awarded permits during the week ended April 14 to Ascent Resources Utica LLC for four wells in Jefferson County, while Gulfport Energy secured two […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Six permits for new horizontal wells were issued in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR awarded permits during the week ended April 14 to Ascent Resources Utica LLC for four wells in Jefferson County,...

Ohio Utica Rig Count Bumps Up to 24

Ohio Utica Rig Count Bumps Up to 24

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in the eastern Ohio Utica shale rose to 24 from 23 during the week ended April 7, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Just a single permit for a new horizontal well was issued in the Utica for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in the eastern Ohio Utica shale rose to 24 from 23 during the week ended April 7, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Just a single permit for a new horizontal well was...

Six Permits Awarded in Ohio’s Utica Shale

Hilcorp Secures Three Utica Permits in Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six permits for horizontal wells to energy companies drilling for oil and gas in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, the agency reports. Permits were awarded to XTO Energy Inc., a division of Exxon Mobil, to drill four new wells in Belmont County for the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six permits for horizontal wells to energy companies drilling for oil and gas in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, the agency reports. Permits were awarded to XTO Energy Inc., a division of Exxon Mobil, to drill four new wells...