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American Water Management starts commercial injection at Weathersfield well

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


EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites

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

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

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

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

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


National energy boom blurs political battle lines

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

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

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

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


Report weighs costs, benefits of fracking

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


Drilling affects Pennsylvania forests

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

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

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

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


ODNR links fracking to Poland earthquakes

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

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


Seismic tests go lacking in fracking

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

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

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.