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Ohio Gas Prices Leap Nearly 30 Cents In One Week

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The statewide average price for gasoline is about 26 cents higher than this time last month, and 16 cents higher than at the same time in 2012.
8:53AM
May
20, 2013

A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of about $3.84 in Monday’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s up 27 cents from last Monday’s average.

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.

Environmentalists Push To Ban Ohio’s Monitoring Of Storage Wells

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The early stages of a waste water well being drilled in Mahoning County.
12:54PM
March
18, 2013

A coalition of environmental and community groups is asking federal regulators to suspend Ohio’s authority to monitor wells that store drilling waste water.

Texas Company Will Not Frack At “The Wilds”

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Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum obtained mineral rights to The Wilds in 2011.
11:16AM
March
14, 2013

The drilling company that holds the mineral rights to The Wilds animal preserve near Zanesville says it won’t do any deep-shale drilling on the property.

Ohio Drivers Get Break At The Gas Pump

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The national average for regular gas is $3.70 per gallon, down a nickel compared with a week ago.
7:58AM
March
11, 2013

Analysts say prices could continue to drop as oil prices approach their lowest point of the year.

Mandel Becomes Latest Republican To Denounce Drilling Tax Proposal

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Mandel (left) has taken stands against Gov. Kasich's proposals to increase the state's severance tax on drilling companies, and Kasich's plan to expand Ohio's Medicaid program.
7:56AM
March 8, 2013

The divide over the governor’s budget goes on in the Republican Party, as the state treasurer has come out against another key provision of John Kasich’s budget.

One Dead, Another Injured After Eastern Ohio Drilling Accident

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The accident happened near Carrollton in eastern Ohio.
8:52AM
February 26, 2013

Authorities said the accident occurred Monday afternoon at a gas drilling rig near Carrolton, southeast of Canton.

Ohio Company Charged With Dumping Fracking Waste Into Watershed

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The Mahoning River runs through the Youngstown area and into western Pennsylvania.
8:55AM
February
15, 2013

Prosecutors are charging a northeast Ohio man with violating the federal Clean Water Act, saying he told an employee to dump gas-drilling wastewater into a drain that empties into the Mahoning River watershed.