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Water purified for fracking

Pennsylvania-company purifies acid-mine drainage for oil and gas industry


2 local companies featured in emissions report Minimizing methane

The Environmental Defense Fund, a nonprofit environmental advocacy group, released a report that highlighted companies that developed technologies and services for the emerging methane mitigation industry.


Lawmaker action with hydraulic fracturing

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


SHALE INSIGHT conference set in Pittsburgh next week

SHALE INSIGHT conference set in Pittsburgh next week Pittsburgh In its fourth year, the SHALE


Bonus payments used for single-use costs

Government agencies were careful not to use lease bonus payments for recurring costs


Fracking debate in Illinois

Environmentalists want to lift a cap on fines for violations, while industry officials want to limit who can ask for a public hearing


Mexico opens gas, oil to foreign, private firms

By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press MEXICO CITY Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed


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Potential oil window is last gasp for Utica Shale

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


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

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


Activity update

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


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

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


Book takes on fracking ‘myths’

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


FRACKING Expert: Pa. didn’t study health effects

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


Utica Shale activity continuing to move south

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


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Ohio Shale gas production doubled in 2013

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.

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

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

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


Frack-free group wants answers about radioactive testing

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

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

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