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March 01, 2014 |
Throughout February, a number of meaningful events struck me as interesting and related to the oil
February 01, 2014 |
The oil-production landscape has changed in North America over the past five years.
January 01, 2014 |
The year 2013 marked a year of political decisiveness that was augmented with infrastructure development and seismic shale play testing. The Oil and Natural Gas is setting up shop and its impact to the economy and environment are becoming more apparent.
December 04, 2013 |
Shows support for state legislative efforts that would incentivize compressed natural gas for vehicles
October 04, 2013 |
Another charter amendment is bad news for U.S. oil and gas industry
September 01, 2013 |
Columnist questions two new injection wells and wonders about an old one
July 01, 2013 |
The company has helped lead a turnaround in both Girard and Youngstown
June 01, 2013 |
Questionable methods of extracting uranium and oil and gas are raising new concerns about radioactive material
May 01, 2013 |
The city of Youngstown is being asked to vote on a proposed charter amendment May 7. The entire
April 01, 2013 |
A regular reader of this column asked me why I never point out good things going on in eastern Ohio’s oil and natural-gas industry. Another asked, based on things I have written, did I think the industry can succeed in Ohio? To both, I quickly referred to a couple of versions of “Mike on Frack” that promoted the jobs added by this industry referencing data supplied by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. I also have touted the number of workers brought to this area in trucking and drilling operations, ancillary services such as food and fuel and, of course, the V&M expansion.