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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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Pennsylvania drilling taxes among lowest

April 02, 2014 |  Comments (0)

By Kevin Begos Associated Press PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania’s taxes on the natural gas drilling


State: Too soon to say if Poland quakes will delay Weathersfield well

March 23, 2014 |  Comments (3)

State: It’s too soon to say whether Poland Township earthquakes will delay startup of Weathersfield injection well


The question remains

March 23, 2014 |  Comments (284)

We’ve heard it since the dawn of the fracking boom in the Mahoning Valley: Fracking doesn’t cause earthquakes.



Quake details emerge as group demands action

March 13, 2014 |  Comments (8)

One Hilcorp well remains active, while wells at a second pad, where fracking occurred, remain shuttered.


US gas boom is weak tool against Russian coercion

March 13, 2014 |  Comments (3)

Associated Press WASHINGTON The United States, with its abundant supplies of natural gas, would


Natural-gas fueling station in works

March 13, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Natural-gas fueling station in works WEATHERSFIELD IGS CNG Services broke ground Wednesday on


Shale activities on hold after fifth Poland Township quake

March 12, 2014 |  Comments (6)

Shale activities on hold after fifth Poland Township quake


Events at YSU focus on shale

March 11, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The Youngstown State University art department is sponsoring a series of


Answers sought to reason for Monday quakes

March 11, 2014 |  Comments (34)

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources shut down all activity at Hilcorp Energy Co.’s fracking well on Moore Road in Poland Township, after a series of earthquakes occurred in Mahoning County on Monday.


Halcon re-evaluates drilling in region's Utica shale

March 05, 2014 |  Comments (8)

The Texas-based company has wells in Trumbull, Mahoning and Mercer counties


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