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American Water Management starts commercial injection at Weathersfield ...

May 15th, 2014 at 12:05 AM

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 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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 ...

May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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

National energy boom blurs political battle lines

May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Democrats are split between environmentalists and business and labor groups, while some deeply conservative areas are allying with conservationists against fracking. The issue cuts across party lines..

Ohio gains $18.7 billion in shale investment

May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

With 30 projects specific to Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, the Valley is home to nearly 29 percent of all Ohio projects and 18 percent of the total investment, with at least $3.4 billion spent here, according to the report.

Trying to combat growing drug trade in oil ...

May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The oil boom in the Bakken shale fields has touched off an explosion of growth and wealth on this remote wind-swept prairie, but the bonanza suddenly flourishing here has also brought with it a dark side: a growing drug trade.

An update on lawmaker action and other activities ...

May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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

Report weighs costs, benefits of fracking

May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Carroll County's experience highlights both the pros and cons of shale development

Drilling affects Pennsylvania forests

May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Drilling affects Pennsylvania forests PITTSBURGH A new report is providing details about how the

Oil and gas industry can be damaging to ...

May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

I’m a meat lover. I also love my veggies. I’m a gardener, but I could never envision myself a

ODNR links fracking to Poland earthquakes

May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The state agency identified hydraulic fracturing as a “probable” trigger for earthquakes and announced new permit conditions to prevent future events.

Halcon to release first-quarter results

May 1st, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Halcon to release first-quarter results HOUSTON Halcon Resources Corp. will announce its first-

ODNR links fracking to Poland earthquakes

April 12th, 2014 at 12:09 AM

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 a series of tremors in Poland Township were the result of fracking operations.

Youngstown fracking ban on ballot for 3rd time

April 12th, 2014 at 12:08 AM

If it fails, it’s uncertain if it will return for a fourth time

Seismic tests go lacking in fracking

April 6th, 2014 at 12:10 AM

The state agency does not require oil and gas companies to obtain or to submit seismic reflection data when applying for a permit

Study: officials view fracking positively

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

A recent survey conducted in 17 Ohio counties showed that local elected officials generally see shale activity as a positive economic force, despite its impact on local infrastructure.

Lupo changes pleads guilty in dumping case

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

He faces up to three years in prison, a year of supervised release and fines of up to $50,000 per day, to a maximum of $250,000 for violating the Clean Water Act.



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