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Shale Activity Fuels Uptick at Bolt Construction

POLAND, Ohio – Bolt Construction Inc. is taking in 11 loads of 42-inch pipe over the next few days to be cut apart and welded into prefabricated sections for field installation in the oil and gas industry. Demand is “very high” now, reports Todd Miller, vice president. Bidding activity for work is higher during the […]

POLAND, Ohio – Bolt Construction Inc. is taking in 11 loads of 42-inch pipe over the next few days to be cut apart and welded into prefabricated sections for field installation in the oil and gas industry. Demand is “very high” now, reports Todd Miller, vice president. Bidding activity for...

ODNR Issues Six Permits in Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica for the week ended Nov. 25, the agency reported Tuesday. Oklahoma City-based Ascent Resources Utica received three permits to drill wells in Jefferson County, while Eclipse Resources, based in State College, Pa., secured two permits for […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica for the week ended Nov. 25, the agency reported Tuesday. Oklahoma City-based Ascent Resources Utica received three permits to drill wells in Jefferson County, while Eclipse Resources, based in State College,...

Ohio’s Utica Shale Rig Count Stands at 23

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale stood at 23 during the week ended Nov. 18 — one less than the previous week, according to the most recent drilling update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The rig count has remained above 20 each week through most of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale stood at 23 during the week ended Nov. 18 -- one less than the previous week, according to the most recent drilling update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The rig count has remained above 20...

Utica Drillers Spent $300M Improving Ohio Roads

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Since 2011, oil and gas operators in eight counties have spent more than $300 million to improve roads and bridges – at no cost to the taxpayer – according to Ohio’s Oil and Gas Road Improvement Payments report. The report, released Nov. 21, is the second in The Utica Shale Local Support […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Since 2011, oil and gas operators in eight counties have spent more than $300 million to improve roads and bridges – at no cost to the taxpayer – according to Ohio’s Oil and Gas Road Improvement Payments report. The report, released Nov. 21, is the second in...

Two Permits Issued for Wells in Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued two permits during the week ended Nov. 11 to Chesapeake Exploration LLC to drill two new wells in Columbiana County. The wells are intended for the Paige pad in Franklin Township, the most productive well site in the northern tier of the Utica, according to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued two permits during the week ended Nov. 11 to Chesapeake Exploration LLC to drill two new wells in Columbiana County. The wells are intended for the Paige pad in Franklin Township, the most productive well site in the northern tier...

Chesapeake Gets 3 Permits to Drill in Carroll County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued just three permits for horizontal wells during the week ended Nov. 4, according to the agency’s latest update. ODNR awarded all three permits to Chesapeake Exploration LLC for wells on the Wiandt farm in Perry Township, Carroll County. As of Nov. 4, ODNR reports that […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued just three permits for horizontal wells during the week ended Nov. 4, according to the agency’s latest update. ODNR awarded all three permits to Chesapeake Exploration LLC for wells on the Wiandt farm in Perry Township, Carroll County. As of...

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...