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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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Blue Racer expands its midstream infrastructure

March 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Blue Racer Midstream, a joint venture of Caiman Energy II and Dominion East Ohio Gas, announced long-term agreements with prominent producers to gather and process natural gas


Records: Ohio governor’s aides knew of pro-drilling plan

March 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

A memo outlining the communications strategy was released Feb. 15. It labeled the so-called eco-left, including the Sierra Club, Ohio Environmental Council and others as adversaries.


Columbiana County in plans for pipeline

March 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Columbiana County in plans for pipeline YOUNGSTOWN Texas Eastern Transmission LP, a subsidiary


Summit highlights energy reform, natural gas in Mexico

March 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Madero’s company now must import natural gas and electricity from Texas to run its border plant in Coahuila, even though Mexico sits on a vast supply of shale gas it so far has been unable to tap.


Getting on track

March 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an


Feds approve more fracking off California Coast

March 01, 2014 |  Comments (8)

The work in the Santa Barbara Channel, site of a 1969 oil platform blowout, has not yet begun and it was not immediately clear when it would.


Event focuses on shale issues

March 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

Walter “Buzz” Pishkur, director of water utilities for the city of Arlington, Texas, was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. He said that regulation and transparency are key as governments work with companies and local residents to develop the shale industry.


Alaska Senate committee unveils version of gas-line bill

March 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

By Becky Bohrer Associated Press Juneau, Alaska The Alaska Senate Resources Committee has


February exposes patrol planes, propane shortages

March 01, 2014 |  Comments (1)

Throughout February, a number of meaningful events struck me as interesting and related to the oil


Higher severance tax proposal rankles industry

March 01, 2014 |  Comments (0)

A revised proposal increased the tax rate to 2.25 percent, which would take effect after two years of drilling.


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