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Potential oil window is last gasp for Utica Shale

August 20, 2014 |  Comments (1)

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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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 (2)

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.


Pa. candidate urges governor, lawmakers to OK drilling tax

June 04, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Associated Press HARRISBURG, PA. Tom Wolf may not hold an elected office yet, but as Democratic


Tressel tasked with building academics at YSU to support oil and gas industry

June 03, 2014 |  Comments (0)

The new president will find changes on campus after his time away.


American Water Management starts commercial injection at Weathersfield well

May 15, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Official has no problem with the protestors who blocked the entrance to the facility in November


EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (5)

Using a plane equipped to measure greenhouse gas emissions in the air, scientists found that drilling activities at seven well pads in the Marcellus shale formation emitted 34 grams of methane per second, on average. The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that such drilling releases between 0.04 grams and 0.30 grams of methane per second.


Halliburton posts $622M in 1st-qtr net income

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Earnings and revenue topped expectations and Halliburton reversed course after a loss a year ago, when results were hurt by charges related to the huge 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


New book on fracking illuminates pros, cons

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

In “The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World,” Russell Gold brings new clarity to a subject awash in hype from all sides.


Opponents take aim at ODNR

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Fracking opponents criticized the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for not providing more information from an investigation that found a “probable” connection between the drilling practice and a rash of Earthquakes in Poland Township.


How significant is ODNR’s announcement linking fracking to the Poland earthquakes, and how

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

How significant is ODNR’s announcement linking fracking to the Poland earthquakes, and how does the


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