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Open Season for Marathon Utica Build-Out

FINDLAY, Ohio — Marathon Pipe Line LLC and Ohio River Pipe Line LLC, divisions of MPLX LP, Monday announced the start of a binding open season to assess interest and solicit commitments from prospective shippers on the Cornerstone Pipeline and associated Utica Shale build-out projects. The binding open season provides shippers the opportunity to secure […]

FINDLAY, Ohio -- Marathon Pipe Line LLC and Ohio River Pipe Line LLC, divisions of MPLX LP, Monday announced the start of a binding open season to assess interest and solicit commitments from prospective shippers on the Cornerstone Pipeline and associated Utica Shale build-out projects. The binding open season provides...

EQT Writes Off Assets in Eastern Ohio’s Utica

PITTSBURGH — EQT Corp. reports that the initial wells the company drilled in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale determined that projected oil and gas recovery from the rock was “significantly below our expectations,” forcing the company to write off its Utica acreage to the tune of $162 million. Most of the acreage is in Guernsey County, […]

PITTSBURGH -- EQT Corp. reports that the initial wells the company drilled in eastern Ohio's Utica shale determined that projected oil and gas recovery from the rock was "significantly below our expectations," forcing the company to write off its Utica acreage to the tune of $162 million. Most of the...

Trumbull Residents, Officials Meet Over Injection Wells

WARREN, Ohio — Citizens and public officials in Trumbull County are looking for ways to bring oversight of Class II injection wells back to the local level. During a meeting held Wednesday by Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith, and attended by county commissioners and about 50 residents, concerns were raised about safety and responsibility, particularly […]

WARREN, Ohio -- Citizens and public officials in Trumbull County are looking for ways to bring oversight of Class II injection wells back to the local level. During a meeting held Wednesday by Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith, and attended by county commissioners and about 50 residents, concerns were raised...

Vallourec Star Plans Three-Week Shutdown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Vallourec Star announced this morning that it plans to shut down its pipe and tube operations here for a three-week period effective in mid-February. The company, which manufactures oil country tubular goods, or OCTG, pipe for the oil and gas industry, took the measure because of the declining oil and gas market. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Vallourec Star announced this morning that it plans to shut down its pipe and tube operations here for a three-week period effective in mid-February. The company, which manufactures oil country tubular goods, or OCTG, pipe for the oil and gas industry, took the measure because of the...

Utica, Marcellus Part of World Energy ‘Revolution’

PITTSBURGH — As a young reporter assigned to cover the energy sector for The Wall Street Journal more than a decade ago, Russell Gold enjoyed a front-row seat to the birth of a revolution that he says today is sweeping the world. “I saw fracking from its very early stages,” says Gold, senior energy reporter […]

PITTSBURGH -- As a young reporter assigned to cover the energy sector for The Wall Street Journal more than a decade ago, Russell Gold enjoyed a front-row seat to the birth of a revolution that he says today is sweeping the world. "I saw fracking from its very early stages,"...

EV Energy Partners to Sell Stake in Utica Midstream

HOUSTON — EV Energy Partners L.P. plans to sell its interest in the Utica East Ohio Buckeye midstream network in 2015, the company announced Monday. The UEO system includes the Kensington cryogenic plant in southern Columbiana County and a fractionation plant in Scio, Ohio. Last year, the company sold its interest in Cardinal Gas Gathering […]

HOUSTON -- EV Energy Partners L.P. plans to sell its interest in the Utica East Ohio Buckeye midstream network in 2015, the company announced Monday. The UEO system includes the Kensington cryogenic plant in southern Columbiana County and a fractionation plant in Scio, Ohio. Last year, the company sold its...

ODNR Issues 14 Utica Permits to 5 Companies

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 14 horizontal well permits during the week ended Jan. 31 to five companies exploring the Utica shale for oil and gas reserves, the agency reports. According to ODNR’s website, Gulfport Energy Corp. received four new permits to drill wells in Belmont County, while Eclipse Resources […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 14 horizontal well permits during the week ended Jan. 31 to five companies exploring the Utica shale for oil and gas reserves, the agency reports. According to ODNR's website, Gulfport Energy Corp. received four new permits to drill wells in...

Penn State Professor to Lecture on Imbibition at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Dr. Terry Engelder, professor in the geosciences department at Pennsylvania State University, will speak on “Imbibition: The Major Reason Why Fracking Fluid Is Most Unlikely to Mix With Groundwater Along Natural Pathways” tonight at Youngstown State University. The next installment in YSU’s Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment, the lecture will […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Dr. Terry Engelder, professor in the geosciences department at Pennsylvania State University, will speak on “Imbibition: The Major Reason Why Fracking Fluid Is Most Unlikely to Mix With Groundwater Along Natural Pathways” tonight at Youngstown State University. The next installment in YSU’s Speaker Series on Energy and...

Blue Racer Shelves Petersburg Gas Project

PITTSBURGH — Blue Racer Midstream LLC has shelved plans to construct a multimillion-dollar natural gas processor in southeastern Mahoning County, one of the company’s top executives said Thursday. “I wouldn’t say it’s out of the question at some point in the future, but it certainly is at this particular point in time,” remarked Scott Williams, […]

PITTSBURGH -- Blue Racer Midstream LLC has shelved plans to construct a multimillion-dollar natural gas processor in southeastern Mahoning County, one of the company's top executives said Thursday. "I wouldn't say it's out of the question at some point in the future, but it certainly is at this particular point...

Hilcorp Invests $400M in Utica Play’s Northern Tier

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. sees opportunity where others don’t as it plans to drill more natural gas wells this year in the northern tier of the Utica shale in Ohio and western Pennsylvania. “We’re optimistic that oil and gas development will remain successful in this part of the Utica,” says Justin Furnace, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. sees opportunity where others don’t as it plans to drill more natural gas wells this year in the northern tier of the Utica shale in Ohio and western Pennsylvania. “We’re optimistic that oil and gas development will remain successful in this part of...