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NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Conventional wisdom holds that the downturn in the oil and gas industry several years ago snuffed out much of the opportunity across the Utica shale in Ohio, or at least stunted its economic impact. While the slump hit tube manufacturers hard, and drilling programs were curtailed, demand for workers in other […]

NORTH CANTON, Ohio – Conventional wisdom holds that the downturn in the oil and gas industry several years ago snuffed out much of the opportunity across the Utica shale in Ohio, or at least stunted its economic impact. While the slump hit tube manufacturers hard, and drilling programs were curtailed,...

Chesapeake to Bring 40 Utica Wells into Production

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Chesapeake Energy Corp. plans to place 40 of its wells into production in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale during 2018, the company announced Thursday as part of its fourth quarter and year-end financial and operational results. Chesapeake said that it placed 67 wells into commission in 2017 and plans to operate two drilling […]

OKLAHOMA CITY – Chesapeake Energy Corp. plans to place 40 of its wells into production in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale during 2018, the company announced Thursday as part of its fourth quarter and year-end financial and operational results. Chesapeake said that it placed 67 wells into commission in 2017 and...

Injection Well Use Down in Trumbull, Up in Mahoning

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Four years ago, Trumbull County was widely considered the dumping ground for contaminated wastewater that resulted from drilling oil and gas production wells across the Utica and Marcellus shale plays in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In 2014, companies that operated Class II injection wells in the county reported they collectively accepted more than […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Four years ago, Trumbull County was widely considered the dumping ground for contaminated wastewater that resulted from drilling oil and gas production wells across the Utica and Marcellus shale plays in Ohio and Pennsylvania. In 2014, companies that operated Class II injection wells in the county reported...

ODNR Reports 24 Rigs in Utica Shale

ODNR issues four new permits for horizontal wells

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four new permits for horizontal wells were issued to energy companies exploring eastern Ohio’s Utica shale during the week ended Feb. 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Ascent Resources Utica LLC secured three permits for wells in Jefferson County, while Gulfport Appalachia LLC was awarded a single permit for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Four new permits for horizontal wells were issued to energy companies exploring eastern Ohio’s Utica shale during the week ended Feb. 10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Ascent Resources Utica LLC secured three permits for wells in Jefferson County, while Gulfport Appalachia LLC was...

Ascent Resources’ Marcellus Subsidiary Files Chapter 11

ODNR issues four new permits for horizontal wells

OKLAHOMA CITY – An entity founded by the late oil and gas wildcatter Aubrey McClendon has filed for bankruptcy to restructure its long-term debt. Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings and its affiliated companies filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware Tuesday, the company […]

OKLAHOMA CITY – An entity founded by the late oil and gas wildcatter Aubrey McClendon has filed for bankruptcy to restructure its long-term debt. Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings and its affiliated companies filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District...

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

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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...