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Iraqi Delegation Explores Oil and Gas Industry in Utica

KENSINGTON, Ohio — A delegation of seven who represent Iraq’s oil and gas industry received an up-close look at how energy companies in the United States employ sophisticated technology to tap into Ohio’s vast shale reserves. Still, the participants say, they’re unclear about how this technology could help their companies in the oil-rich nation that, […]

KENSINGTON, Ohio -- A delegation of seven who represent Iraq’s oil and gas industry received an up-close look at how energy companies in the United States employ sophisticated technology to tap into Ohio’s vast shale reserves. Still, the participants say, they’re unclear about how this technology could help their companies...

ODNR Issues Six Permits in Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale for the week ended Oct. 28, the agency reports. Eclipse Resources secured three permits for wells in Monroe County. Gulfport Energy received two while XTO Energy, a division of Exxon Mobil, received a single permit […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale for the week ended Oct. 28, the agency reports. Eclipse Resources secured three permits for wells in Monroe County. Gulfport Energy received two while XTO Energy, a division of Exxon...

Court Rules in Favor of Chesapeake in Royalty Dispute

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A U.S. District Court in Akron has ruled against landowners from Mahoning and Trumbull counties who alleged Chesapeake Appalachia LLC failed to pay them full royalties on oil and gas production and improperly deducted post-production costs from their checks. At the core of the decision is Ohio’s “at the well” rule, which […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A U.S. District Court in Akron has ruled against landowners from Mahoning and Trumbull counties who alleged Chesapeake Appalachia LLC failed to pay them full royalties on oil and gas production and improperly deducted post-production costs from their checks. At the core of the decision is Ohio’s...

Mountaineer NGL to Invest $150M in Storage Project

CLARINGTON, Ohio – Mountaineer NGL Storage is planning a $150 million investment over the next five years in its natural gas liquids storage project in Monroe County, creating at least 200 construction jobs. The company, which was the first to invest in regional NGL storage, said in announcing the investment that it supports the Tri-State […]

CLARINGTON, Ohio – Mountaineer NGL Storage is planning a $150 million investment over the next five years in its natural gas liquids storage project in Monroe County, creating at least 200 construction jobs. The company, which was the first to invest in regional NGL storage, said in announcing the investment...

Rig Count Holds at 23 in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count across eastern Ohio’s Utica shale remained unchanged during the week ended Oct. 21 compared to the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported in its latest oil and gas update that the rig count across the Utica stood at 23 during the week. Also, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count across eastern Ohio’s Utica shale remained unchanged during the week ended Oct. 21 compared to the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported in its latest oil and gas update that the rig count across the Utica stood at...

ODNR Issues 14 Permits in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 14 new permits for horizontal oil and gas wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale for the week ended Oct. 14, the agency reports. Hess Ohio Developments LLC received five permits for wells in Harrison County, while Ascent Resources secured five permits for horizontal wells in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 14 new permits for horizontal oil and gas wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale for the week ended Oct. 14, the agency reports. Hess Ohio Developments LLC received five permits for wells in Harrison County, while Ascent Resources secured five...

11 Well Permits Issued in Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 11 new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, all of them in the southern portion of the oil and gas play. ODNR reported that Chesapeake Exploration LLC and Hess Ohio Developments LLC each received three permits for wells in Harrison […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 11 new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, all of them in the southern portion of the oil and gas play. ODNR reported that Chesapeake Exploration LLC and Hess Ohio Developments LLC each received three...

PTT Global Signs Cracker MOU with JobsOhio

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – PTT Global Chemical has signed a memorandum of understanding with JobsOhio, an indication that the Thailand-based petrochemicals giant hasn’t walked away from its plans to build a $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. According to a release posted on the company’s website, PTTGC America’s president and CEO, Toasaporn Boonyapipat, signed […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – PTT Global Chemical has signed a memorandum of understanding with JobsOhio, an indication that the Thailand-based petrochemicals giant hasn’t walked away from its plans to build a $6 billion ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. According to a release posted on the company’s website, PTTGC America's president...

Brookfield Residents Worry about 3 More Injection Wells

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – Highland Field Services LLC, Pittsburgh, is seeking permits to drill three new Class II wastewater injection wells in the township at a site where two are already planned. Highland Field Services, a subsidiary of Seneca Resources, applied for the three permits Sept. 28, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The […]

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – Highland Field Services LLC, Pittsburgh, is seeking permits to drill three new Class II wastewater injection wells in the township at a site where two are already planned. Highland Field Services, a subsidiary of Seneca Resources, applied for the three permits Sept. 28, according to the Ohio...

Sales Tax Revenues Higher in Ohio Shale Counties

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales tax revenues in eight core oil and gas producing counties in Ohio’s Utica shale increased 15% higher than the other 80 counties between 2012 and 2016, according to a report compiled by Energy In Depth. Belmont, Monroe, Guernsey, Harrison, Carroll, Columbiana, Jefferson, and Noble counties together posted a 45% gain during […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales tax revenues in eight core oil and gas producing counties in Ohio’s Utica shale increased 15% higher than the other 80 counties between 2012 and 2016, according to a report compiled by Energy In Depth. Belmont, Monroe, Guernsey, Harrison, Carroll, Columbiana, Jefferson, and Noble counties together...