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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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National energy boom blurs political battle lines

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

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 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

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 patch

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

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 at the Ohio Statehouse related to horizontal

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

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


Report weighs costs, benefits of fracking

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

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


Drilling affects Pennsylvania forests

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

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


Oil and gas industry can be damaging to Tech-Belt Initiative

May 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

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 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

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 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

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


ODNR links fracking to Poland earthquakes

April 12, 2014 |  Comments (14)

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.


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