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Ohio Passes 1,000 Mark On Utica Shale Wells

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16, 2014

State officials say there are now more than 1,000 Utica shale wells around Ohio.

Ohio Shale Production Up Ten Fold Since 2012

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.
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.

Natural Gas Pipeline Planned For Eastern Ohio

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24, 2014

Plans are shaping up for a major pipeline to move natural gas liquids from eastern Ohio to the Gulf Coast.

Infrastructure, Processing Improvements Help Ohio Shale Industry

The average time it takes to drill a well has been cut in half because companies are more familiar with the territory.
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.

Shale Drilling Creates Tax Revenue, Few Jobs

One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
23, 2013

A new report out of Cleveland State University shows shale drilling has provided an economic boost for several counties around Ohio this year. But it says the drilling boom has not yet had a big impact on jobs.

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.

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.

Environmentalists Push To Ban Ohio’s Monitoring Of Storage Wells

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

Mandel Becomes Latest Republican To Denounce Drilling Tax Proposal

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.
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.