Swedish retailer IKEA announced Tuesday it plans to build a store in Columbus near Polaris Mall.
State officials say there are now more than 1,000 Utica shale wells around Ohio.
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.
Plans are shaping up for a major pipeline to move natural gas liquids from eastern Ohio to the Gulf Coast.
State and industry leaders detailed the health of Ohio’s oil and natural gas industries at Wednesday’s annual “State of the Play” conference.
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.
Booming energy production in shale formations has made a northeast Ohio county the top location in the state for underground injection of drilling wastes.
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.
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.
A coalition of environmental and community groups is asking federal regulators to suspend Ohio’s authority to monitor wells that store drilling waste water.
The divide over the governorâ€™s budget goes on in the Republican Party, as the state treasurer has come out against another key provision of John Kasichâ€™s budget.