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Specialists See Value in Keeping Shale Gas Local

PITTSBURGH – Officials say the best way to attract new development and investment to the shale-rich Appalachian Basin is to collectively market its oil and gas assets to end users, while striving to keep as much of those resources within the region as possible. This requires interstate cooperation between Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, panelists […]

PITTSBURGH – Officials say the best way to attract new development and investment to the shale-rich Appalachian Basin is to collectively market its oil and gas assets to end users, while striving to keep as much of those resources within the region as possible. This requires interstate cooperation between Pennsylvania,...

Ohio’s Utica Rig Count Stands at 26

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale stood at 26 for the week ended Sept. 23, up from 23 the previous week, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR issued just five permits for horizontal wells in the Utica during the week – […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale stood at 26 for the week ended Sept. 23, up from 23 the previous week, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR issued just five permits for horizontal wells in the...

Ohio’s Utica Rig Count Stands at 23

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 15 new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, as the rig count continued to remain above 20. Twenty-three rigs were in operation during the week ended Sept. 16, ODNR reported, while three energy companies received permits to drill new wells […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 15 new permits for horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week, as the rig count continued to remain above 20. Twenty-three rigs were in operation during the week ended Sept. 16, ODNR reported, while three energy companies received...

ODNR Issues 16 Permits in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued 16 new permits for horizontal wells in Ohio’s Utica shale, according to the agency’s latest data. ODNR reported that seven permits were issued to Gulfport Energy Corp. for wells in Belmont County during the week ended Sept. 9. Ascent Resources secured five permits, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources last week issued 16 new permits for horizontal wells in Ohio’s Utica shale, according to the agency’s latest data. ODNR reported that seven permits were issued to Gulfport Energy Corp. for wells in Belmont County during the week ended Sept. 9....

Spicer to Keynote Shale Insight Conference

PITTSBURGH – Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, will be the closing keynote speaker for Shale Insight, an industry conference Sept. 27 and 28 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center here. The conference is presented by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and the West Virginia Oil and Natural […]

PITTSBURGH – Sean Spicer, former White House press secretary, will be the closing keynote speaker for Shale Insight, an industry conference Sept. 27 and 28 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center here. The conference is presented by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and the...

12 Permits Issued in Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 12 new permits to energy exploration companies drilling in eastern Ohio’s Utica during the week ended Aug. 26, the agency reports. According to ODNR, the state awarded five permits to Oklahoma City-based Ascent Resources Utica LLC — two in Jefferson County and three others in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 12 new permits to energy exploration companies drilling in eastern Ohio’s Utica during the week ended Aug. 26, the agency reports. According to ODNR, the state awarded five permits to Oklahoma City-based Ascent Resources Utica LLC -- two in Jefferson...

Shell Cracker, Environmental Groups Reach Settlement

PITTSBURGH – Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC, the Clean Air Council and the Environmental Integrity Project have reached a settlement agreement that includes a fence-line monitoring program and flare testing at Shell’s petrochemical complex under construction in Beaver County, Pa. The settlement was jointly announced late Monday. It ends the August 2015 appeal by the environmental […]

PITTSBURGH – Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC, the Clean Air Council and the Environmental Integrity Project have reached a settlement agreement that includes a fence-line monitoring program and flare testing at Shell’s petrochemical complex under construction in Beaver County, Pa. The settlement was jointly announced late Monday. It ends the August...

Rig Count Holds Steady in Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in Ohio’s Utica shale continues to hold, according to the latest report from oil and gas tracker Baker Hughes Corp. Baker Hughes reports that the rig count remained steady at 28 during a seven-day period ended Aug. 18. Meantime, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of rigs operating in Ohio’s Utica shale continues to hold, according to the latest report from oil and gas tracker Baker Hughes Corp. Baker Hughes reports that the rig count remained steady at 28 during a seven-day period ended Aug. 18. Meantime, the Ohio Department...

Shell Cracker Plant’s Reach Heads this Way

MONACA, Pa. — Two backhoes lift loads of dirt on a section of 100 acres in northern Beaver County, Pa., where the first signs of new development along the Interstate 376 corridor are visible. Much of the land – an expansive parcel next to the Turnpike Distribution Center in the borough of Big Beaver – has […]

MONACA, Pa. — Two backhoes lift loads of dirt on a section of 100 acres in northern Beaver County, Pa., where the first signs of new development along the Interstate 376 corridor are visible. Much of the land – an expansive parcel next to the Turnpike Distribution Center in the borough...

Eclipse Resources Enters Into $325M Utica Joint Venture

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Eclipse Resources has signed an agreement with Sequel Energy Group to establish a joint venture to drill in the Utica shale in southeastern Ohio, the company announced Wednesday. Sequel has committed up to $325 million to fund its portion of two drilling programs that include 34 existing wells and those wells […]

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Eclipse Resources has signed an agreement with Sequel Energy Group to establish a joint venture to drill in the Utica shale in southeastern Ohio, the company announced Wednesday. Sequel has committed up to $325 million to fund its portion of two drilling programs that include 34...