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

One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
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

The early stages of a waste water well being drilled in Mahoning County.
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

The early stages of a waste water well being drilled in Mahoning County.
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

The early stages of a waste water well being drilled in Mahoning County.
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

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.
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.

Drilling Boom Tests Infrastructure Of Rural Communities

Pipeline project underway in Southern Columbiana County.
4, 2013

The arrival of the oil and gas industry in rural, eastern Ohio has brought millions of dollars in leasing money for landowners, a flurry of business activity, and a tax boost for counties. But carving out room – and roads – to accommodate energy giants like Chesapeake is not without its challenges.

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.
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.

Ohio Reports Oil And Gas Production From Fracked Wells

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources says newly fracked wells in the state's Utica shale region produced 12 percent of the state's total oil production last year.
16, 2013

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources today released new production figures for oil and gas wells in the state’s Utica Shale. For 2012, ODNR tallied oil and natural gas production for 87 wells which used hydraulic fracturing techniques. Most of the wells are situated in eastern Ohio counties. 65 wells produced oil and gas.

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.
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

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.
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.