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Welcome to the Vindy.com Fracking page, the Mahoning Valley's home for the latest news and information about the natural oil and gas drilling industry.

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Game of chicken over oil costs jobs, benefits ...

January 17th, 2016 at 12:01 AM

PNC Bank Economist Mekael Teshome remembers 2008 when there was a concern that the price of oil would go up to $200 a barrel. Last week, the price dropped below $30 per barrel and is expected to go lower. “It feels surreal,” he said.

Hand recount confirms defeat of anti-fracking charter amendment

December 2nd, 2015 at 12:02 AM

Mahoning County Board of Elections certified the final vote total By WILLIAM K. ALCORN

Company puts used fracking fluid to other uses

November 22nd, 2015 at 12:00 AM

By DAVID BEARD The Dominion Post MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Deep-well injection of used fracking fluid

Backers of the anti-fracking Youngstown charter amendment to ...

November 21st, 2015 at 12:06 AM

The results of the Struthers mayoral race and everything else on the Nov. 3 ballot will be official today

Local activists have protests at Trumbull County oil-and-gas-waste ...

November 18th, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Members of Frack Free Mahoning Valley traveled to several Trumbull County locations to call attention to the dangers of waste from hydraulic fracturing

Anti-frackers asking for recount on charter amendment

November 13th, 2015 at 12:06 AM

The recount could cost up to $2,250

Fracking affecting cost of firewood in Northeast

October 28th, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. Northeasterners who are digging deeper into their pockets to pay

Anti-fracking proposal goes to Youngstown voters for 5th ...

October 15th, 2015 at 12:06 AM

City residents are tired of voting on this issue, the mayor says

Anti-fracking backers question accuracy of vote count in ...

October 7th, 2015 at 12:04 AM

Mahoning County Board of Elections members called the accusations ‘ridiculous’

Youngstown officials file complaint to get anti-fracking charter ...

August 29th, 2015 at 12:09 AM

In a filing with the Ohio Supreme Court, city officials contend the Mahoning County Board of Elections acted “illegally” by refusing to place an anti-fracking citizen-initiative on Youngstown’s Nov. 3 ballot.

O'Brien bill encourages use of natural gas

June 3rd, 2015 at 12:00 AM

The legislation would provide tax breaks for consumers, businesses and public agencies that switch to natural gas-powered vehicles

Tax incentives approved for $800M Lordstown power plant

May 27th, 2015 at 12:10 AM

Lordstown council unanimously approved incentive package for Boston company’s $800 million power plant

YSU professor lectures about link between earthquakes, fracking

January 29th, 2015 at 12:02 AM

Public lecture focuses on shale play's impact in the Mahoning Valley

Officials plan trip to ND for fact-finding

January 5th, 2015 at 12:00 AM

A dozen Ohio and West Virginia officials are heading north this winter to learn how a North Dakota city at ground zero of the shale boom dealt with a rapidly growing population.

Anti-fracking activists rally in the Valley

January 1st, 2015 at 12:05 AM

Frackfree Mahoning Valley had rallies in Youngstown, Weathersfield, Poland Township

Texas towns test industry supremacy on fracking

December 1st, 2014 at 12:06 AM

Associated Press RENO, Texas A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year

Environmentalists fear bill would weaken Ohio fracking oversight

November 29th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Environmentalists fear bill would weaken Ohio fracking oversight

Ohio Department of Natural Resources sued

November 20th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Ohio Department of Natural Resources sued for approval of 23 fracking waste facilities

Chesapeake earnings

November 19th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Chesapeake earnings OKLAHOMA CITY Chesapeake Energy Corp. reported financial and operational

Concerns, protests over Ohio fracking

November 19th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

COLUMBUS An update on lawmaker action and other activities at the Ohio Statehouse related to



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