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PTT Global Delays Decision on Belmont Cracker Plant

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – PTTGC America, the Thailand-based petrochemicals giant considering building a $5.7 billion ethane cracker plant in Belmont County, today announced it would postpone its decision on whether to move forward with the project. The final investment decision is planned toward the end of this year instead of its initial target of March, Toasaporn […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – PTTGC America, the Thailand-based petrochemicals giant considering building a $5.7 billion ethane cracker plant in Belmont County, today announced it would postpone its decision on whether to move forward with the project. The final investment decision is planned toward the end of this year instead of its...

ODNR Issues Eight Permits in Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded eight permits to three energy companies drilling for oil and gas in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale region last week. CNX Gas Co., a division of Consol Energy, received four permits for horizontal wells and Antero Resources received two permits for wells in Monroe County, while […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded eight permits to three energy companies drilling for oil and gas in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale region last week. CNX Gas Co., a division of Consol Energy, received four permits for horizontal wells and Antero Resources received two permits for...

Chesapeake to Focus on Utica Well Completion

OKLAHOMA CITY – The CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Tuesday that the company will spend 2017 completing existing natural gas wells in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays and refrain from new drilling in the basin. “In northeast Appalachia, our activities in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and the Utica Shale in Ohio will […]

OKLAHOMA CITY – The CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Tuesday that the company will spend 2017 completing existing natural gas wells in the Marcellus and Utica shale plays and refrain from new drilling in the basin. “In northeast Appalachia, our activities in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and the...

Commentary: Natural Gas Is Great for the Valley

By Jeffery C. Dick, Chairman of Youngstown State University’s Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The advent of shale energy a.k.a. “fracking” has revolutionized the domestic oil and gas industry and has placed the U.S. as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas exceeding Saudi Arabia and Russia. We are […]

By Jeffery C. Dick, Chairman of Youngstown State University's Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The advent of shale energy a.k.a. “fracking” has revolutionized the domestic oil and gas industry and has placed the U.S. as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas exceeding Saudi...

6 Counties Share $43.7M in Property Taxes from Shale

By Jackie Stewart, Energy in Depth COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s top six Utica Shale counties collected more than $43.7 million in real estate property taxes on production from 2010-2015, according to a new report by Energy In Depth and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. The report entitled “The Utica Shale Local Support Series: Ohio’s […]

By Jackie Stewart, Energy in Depth COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio’s top six Utica Shale counties collected more than $43.7 million in real estate property taxes on production from 2010-2015, according to a new report by Energy In Depth and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association. The report entitled “The Utica...

Permits Sought for 2 Injection Wells in Brookfield

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – The subsidiary of a Houston-based company has applied for permits to drill two new wastewater injection wells in Trumbull County, according to records filed with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. “Right now, we’re reviewing two applications,” said ODNR spokesman Steve Irwin. “There is an initial review to make sure they’ve submitted […]

BROOKFIELD, Ohio – The subsidiary of a Houston-based company has applied for permits to drill two new wastewater injection wells in Trumbull County, according to records filed with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. “Right now, we’re reviewing two applications,” said ODNR spokesman Steve Irwin. “There is an initial review...

Seven Drilling Permits Issued for Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Seven permits were issued to energy companies during the week ended Jan. 28 for new horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR awarded all seven permits to Canonsburg, Pa.-based Rice Drilling LLC. The wells are in Belmont County in the southern tier of […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Seven permits were issued to energy companies during the week ended Jan. 28 for new horizontal wells in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR awarded all seven permits to Canonsburg, Pa.-based Rice Drilling LLC. The wells are in Belmont County...

Utica Rig Count Inches Upward

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale increased last week, according to the most recent report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR said the number of rigs drilling in the Utica stood at 24 for the week ended Jan. 14, an increase of one […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale increased last week, according to the most recent report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR said the number of rigs drilling in the Utica stood at 24 for the week ended Jan....

Some Columbiana Drilling Leases Renewed, Some Not

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A survey of oil and gas leases up for renewal in 2016 across Columbiana County shows that energy companies are still interested in developing this portion of the Utica shale, but not quite as enthusiastically as they were five years ago when these leases were first signed. According to data provided through […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A survey of oil and gas leases up for renewal in 2016 across Columbiana County shows that energy companies are still interested in developing this portion of the Utica shale, but not quite as enthusiastically as they were five years ago when these leases were first signed....

Utica Rig Count Edges Upward

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale edged upward during the week ended Dec. 31 compared with the previous week, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reports there were 23 rigs in operation across the Ohio portion of the Utica last week, while 22 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale edged upward during the week ended Dec. 31 compared with the previous week, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reports there were 23 rigs in operation across the Ohio portion of the...