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State: Too soon to say if Poland quakes ...

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The locations of the Poland Township quakes and the Weathersfield Township injection well are about 20 miles apart.

Oil field rigs decline in US

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

A year ago, the nation had 1,746 active wells

Compromising between safety and profitability

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The Mahoning Valley is poised to gain investment as a Marcellus and Utica shale supply-manufacturing

NiSource announces quarterly dividend

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

NiSource announces quarterly dividend MerRillville, Ind. NiSource Inc. on March 25 announced a

After the recent quakes near fracking wells in ...

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

After the recent quakes near fracking wells in Poland, why can’t we say that fracking causes

Oil boom ramps up heavy-duty truck sales

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

New Castle School of Trades also has seen a rise in people who seek training in skilled-trade fields needed in the oil and gas industry

Senate hears pleas for gas exports to Europe

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

LNG exports to Europe could counter Russian influence on the continent.

CNG bill passes Ohio House

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

CNG bill passes Ohio House COLUMBUS A bill sponsored by state Rep. Sean J. O’Brien of

An update on lawmaker action and other activities ...

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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

Theory emerges to link quakes to fracking

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

The theory — that fluid from a fracking well could have seeped into an unknown fault extending upward from the Precambrian basement — is being considered by outside observers, while ODNR spokesmen remain tight-lipped.

Oil company endorses NV’s proposed fracking rules

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Noble Energy Inc. thinks Nevada’s proposed regulations support proven technologies to safely develop Nevada’s oil and gas.

Fracking activist wants back on driller’s land

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

An anti-fracking activist who often gives tours of natural gas drilling sites in northeastern Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale region asked a judge for relief from an order barring her from stepping foot on more than 300 square miles of land owned or leased by one of the state’s leading natural gas drillers.

Western Michigan works with company to get oil

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Core Energy, based in Traverse City, says it is the only company east of the Mississippi River doing new kind of Enhanced Oil Recovery.

Drilling forecast for Valley gets hazy

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Halcon exit won't dry up shale play in area, some say.

Nuclear-power backers: More reactors help jobs

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

By Dave Flessner Chattanooga Times Free Press Chattanooga, Tenn. The Watts Bar Nuclear Plant

Pennsylvania drilling taxes among lowest

April 2nd, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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

State: Too soon to say if Poland quakes ...

March 23rd, 2014 at 12:02 AM

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

The question remains

March 23rd, 2014 at 12:01 AM

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 13th, 2014 at 12:05 AM

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

US gas boom is weak tool against Russian ...

March 13th, 2014 at 12:00 AM

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



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