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ODNR links fracking to Poland earthquakes

April 12, 2014 |  Comments (12)

For the first time, a team of state regulators and geologists on Friday identified hydraulic fracturing as a “probable” trigger for earthquakes, confirming suspicions that ...

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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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Oil boom ramps up heavy-duty truck sales

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

New Castle School of Trades also has seen a rise in people who seek training in skilled-trade fields needed in the oil and gas industry


Senate hears pleas for gas exports to Europe

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (1)

LNG exports to Europe could counter Russian influence on the continent.


CNG bill passes Ohio House

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

CNG bill passes Ohio House COLUMBUS A bill sponsored by state Rep. Sean J. O’Brien of


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

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

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


Theory emerges to link quakes to fracking

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

The theory — that fluid from a fracking well could have seeped into an unknown fault extending upward from the Precambrian basement — is being considered by outside observers, while ODNR spokesmen remain tight-lipped.


Oil company endorses NV’s proposed fracking rules

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Noble Energy Inc. thinks Nevada’s proposed regulations support proven technologies to safely develop Nevada’s oil and gas.


Fracking activist wants back on driller’s land

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

An anti-fracking activist who often gives tours of natural gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region asked a judge for relief from an order barring her from stepping foot on more than 300 square miles of land owned or leased by one of the state’s leading natural gas drillers.


Western Michigan works with company to get oil

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Core Energy, based in Traverse City, says it is the only company east of the Mississippi River doing new kind of Enhanced Oil Recovery.


Drilling forecast for Valley gets hazy

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Halcon exit won't dry up shale play in area, some say.


Nuclear-power backers: More reactors help jobs

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

By Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press Chattanooga, Tenn. The Watts Bar Nuclear Plant


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