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Construction Begins On Eastern Ohio Pipeline

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
10:31AM
August
5, 2013

Work on an underground pipeline to transport liquid petroleum products across Ohio has begun in Muskingum County and other portions of Eastern Ohio.

Report: U.S. Poised To Become Top Oil Producer No Thanks To Ohio

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
7:28AM
July
24, 2013

A recent Harvard University study shows the United States is poised to become the world’s largest producer of oil in the next four years thanks to shale drilling in several states. But Ohio won’t be a significant contributor.

OSU To Install And Study ‘Fracking’ Well

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The early stages of a waste water well being drilled in Mahoning County.
8:53AM
July
22, 2013

Ohio State University says its researcher want to install and study a gas well in eastern Ohio to study the process of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Portage County Leads State In Drilling Waste Storage

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The early stages of a waste water well being drilled in Mahoning County.
8:04AM
July
15, 2013

Booming energy production in shale formations has made a northeast Ohio county the top location in the state for underground injection of drilling wastes.

Ohio Injecting More “Fracking” Waste Into The Ground

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The early stages of a waste water well being drilled in Mahoning County.
8:51AM
July
1, 2013

The amount of waste from the shale gas and oil drilling process injected into disposal wells in Ohio is continuing to rise.

Top Statehouse Dem. Follows Kasich On Drilling tax

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State Rep.Bob Hagan (D-Youngstown) is proposing a seven percent severance tax for oil and drilling companies operating in Ohio. Gov. Kasich has proposed a four percent tax.
8:15AM
June
20, 2013

A few months after Gov. John Kasich proposed a tax on oil and natural gas drillers, a Democratic lawmaker has done the same thing.

Fracking Waste Company Appeals To Have Permits Reinstated

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The Ohio Oil and Gas Commission hearing testimony Wednesday on an appeal by D & L Energy.
8:14AM
May
23, 2013

An Ohio injection well operator run by a man accused of illegally dumping fracking wastewater into a storm sewer is asking a state panel to overturn an order revoking its operating permit.

Oil Companies Pulling Out As Tax Debate Rages On

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Four large drilling companies are selling off thousands of acres in Eastern Ohio.
7:30AM
April
26, 2013

Four large oil and natural gas companies are selling off thousands of acres in Eastern Ohio, but that’s not stopping the debate over increasing Ohio’s severance tax on drillers.

Push For Increased Monitoring Of Radioactive Waste In Landfills

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Recently, Governor Kasich included a provision in his budget bill that will require gas drillers to test their solid waste for radiation before it gets shipped off to landfills.
7:59AM
April
4, 2013

The natural gas drilling technique known as fracking has been vilified for the millions of gallons of fresh water it uses, and the amount of waste water it produces. But drilling also generates leftover dirt, rocks, and mud that gets trucked off to landfills.

Fracking Pact Leaves Ohio Environmentalists Skeptical

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
9:56AM
March
29, 2013

Some environmentalists, drilling companies, philanthropic groups, and others are touting a compromise on the drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” But some major Ohio environmental groups are unconvinced.