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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...

Rig Count Rises in Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale continues to increase, while permits issued for new horizontal wells jumped during the week ended July 29, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that the Utica’s rig count stood at 27 for the week, the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale continues to increase, while permits issued for new horizontal wells jumped during the week ended July 29, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that the Utica’s rig count stood at...

Rig Count Rises to 26 in Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports that 26 oil and gas rigs were operational in the Utica shale during the week ended July 22, three more than the previous week. ODNR, however, did not issue a single new horizontal permit to energy exploration companies during the week. To date, there are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports that 26 oil and gas rigs were operational in the Utica shale during the week ended July 22, three more than the previous week. ODNR, however, did not issue a single new horizontal permit to energy exploration companies during the...

Anti-Fracking Group to Submit Signatures for Ballot Issue

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This November city voters will again – for the seventh time since May 2013 – vote on a ballot issue to restrict activity related to oil and gas extraction in the city. The Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee will hold a news conference Monday to announce it has secured the necessary […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – This November city voters will again – for the seventh time since May 2013 – vote on a ballot issue to restrict activity related to oil and gas extraction in the city. The Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee will hold a news conference Monday to announce...

PSU Research Studies Impact of Frack Wastewater

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Given Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources, it’s no surprise that the commonwealth has become a mecca for hydraulic fracturing. Researchers, however, have recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought. According to the U.S. Energy […]

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Given Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources, it’s no surprise that the commonwealth has become a mecca for hydraulic fracturing. Researchers, however, have recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought....