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Bill Would Offer Incentives For Compressed Natural Gas Cars

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Natural gas vehicle fueling stations are still relatively rare in most states.
7:56AM
April
3, 2015

Some state lawmakers want to make it easier for Ohioans to buy cars that run on compressed natural gas, or CNG.

Lawmakers Scrap Plan To Allow Fracking In State Parks

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8:39AM
March 18, 2015

Plans to allow fracking in state parks appear to be dead for now. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports that provision has been pulled from a bill making its way through the Ohio legislature.

Ohio Oil, Gas Drilling Up Again In Final Quarter Of 2014

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The report shows 779 wells produced at least some oil or gas out of the 828 wells drilled in Ohio's shale formations.
8:30AM
February
26, 2015

New figures show more than 3.5 million barrels of oil and 164 billion cubic feet of natural gas were produced during the final three months of 2014.

Out Of Control Fracking Well Displaces Eastern Ohio Families

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The well blowout occurred in Monroe County near the Ohio River. The state Department of Natural Resources says it's not sure when it will be fixed.
12:12PM
December
17, 2014

At least 25 families have been evacuated from their Monroe County homes because of an out-of-control natural gas fracking well.

Athens Outlaws Fracking, Three Other Bans Fail At Polls

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9:02AM
November 5, 2014

There were four local anti-fracking measures on ballots in eastern Ohio, and the results were mixed.

Ohio Shale Production Up Ten Fold Since 2012

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Utica production numbers are still far smaller than leading regions such as the Marcellus in Pennsylvania, the Bakken in North Dakota, or the Eagle Ford in Texas.
9:46AM
August
12, 2014

The report from the U.S. Energy information Administration found that production from the Utica region in eastern Ohio increased by more than 10 times over the last two years, from 115 million cubic feet per day in 2012 to an estimated 1.3 billion cubic feet per day by September 2014.

Kasich Joins Push To Give Fracking Ingredients To First Responders

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Companies are already required to provide a list of the chemicals used at the site. The only chemicals not on the list are those protected by trade rights, which are reported to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
9:23AM
July 28, 2014

Big changes could be coming to Ohio’s fracking regulations in terms of chemical disclosure. It’s a transparency issue environmental groups have been pushing to advance for years, and it appears another step is in the works following a major chemical spill.

Infrastructure, Processing Improvements Help Ohio Shale Industry

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The average time it takes to drill a well has been cut in half because companies are more familiar with the territory.
7:23AM
July
3, 2014

State and industry leaders detailed the health of Ohio’s oil and natural gas industries at Wednesday’s annual “State of the Play” conference.

Investment In “Midstream” Processing Could Change Gas Industry

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"Midstream" is the processing and refining stage of natural gas.
8:04AM
May
20, 2014

Last week a processor called Access Midstream announced plans for a major expansion of its facility in Harrison County. And experts say investments in that midstream chunk of the business are a key sign of the long-term health of a region’s gas industry.

Oil Well Spills Into Southeast Ohio Creek

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The leak occurred in Morgan County near the small town of McConnellsville.
9:56AM
May 8, 2014

State and federal teams are still cleaning up after a shale well being drilled for fracking in southeast Ohio began leaking and the oily fluid ran into a nearby creek.