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Potential oil window is last gasp for Utica Shale

August 20, 2014 |  Comments (2)

Change to fracking process may help companies to open the oil portion of the Utica Shale

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March 27, 2014

It isn't earth shaking news that no one's happy with Ben Lupo. Louie b. Free calls for harsher punishments while Todd Franko and Mark Sweetwood discuss the current constraints.



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Study: Ohio could add 16,000 jobs, $2.68 billion to the state economy

August 20, 2014 |  Comments (0)

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


Activity update

August 20, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Activity update COLUMBUS Updated permitting activity from the Ohio Department of Natural


Anti-fracking group seeks bill’s passage 4th time

August 06, 2014 |  Comments (1)

By BURTON SPEAKMAN bspeakman@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWN A group of Youngstown activists hopes the


Book takes on fracking ‘myths’

July 14, 2014 |  Comments (1)

Oil and Gas industry official wants to provide perspective on fracking in book


FRACKING Expert: Pa. didn’t study health effects

July 14, 2014 |  Comments (1)

Associated Press PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania’s former health secretary says the state has failed to


Utica Shale activity continuing to move south

July 10, 2014 |  Comments (4)

Northern section of Utica just doesn't have production results to justify expense.


Ohio Shale gas production doubled in 2013

July 03, 2014 |  Comments (3)

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports Ohio’s natural gas production nearly doubled from 2012 to 2013 because of the activity in the Utica shale play.


Co. explains testing of fracking byproducts for radioactivity to Youngstown residents

July 03, 2014 |  Comments (1)

A presentation by Austin Master Services at Youngstown City Hall Wednesday evening clarified the process the company is taking in testing radioactivity in materials that come out of the earth through the process of hydraulic fracking.


States confront worries about fracking, quakes

June 26, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Associated Press AZLE, Texas Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of


Frack-free group wants answers about radioactive testing

June 06, 2014 |  Comments (1)

Henrietta Bibbs takes exception to many aspects of hydraulic fracturing in the Mahoning Valley, such as the oil and gas industry’s claims of job creation.


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