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November 1, 2013 Harrison natural gas processing plant opens HARRISON — Ohio’s first integrated natural gas processing and fractionation complex for the Utica Shale this week hosted a ceremonial opening. more »»

CONSOL move means less mining, more drilling

October 29, 2013 CONSOL Energy Inc. said it is taking a “transformative step” by moving away from coal mining and increasing exploration and production in the company’s shale natural gas ar. more »»

Explosives gone, problems remain at Belmont County farm

October 29, 2013 BELMONT COUNTY — When Sandy Putorek discovered that a Texas company had placed 10 explosive charges on her Belmont County farm without her permission to help develop a map of Utica Shale natural gas... more »»

Gas processing plant dedicated

October 29, 2013 SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP — The scale of the Mahoning Valley’s shale boom extended its powerful economic reach into Springfield Township with Monday’s dedication of the $150 million Hickory Bend... more »»

CONSOL ramps up in its gas division

October 16, 2013 After selling more gas and coal than it had expected during the recently ended quarter, CONSOL Energy now has signed an agreement for construction of Utica Shale infrastructure in Noble County, the... more »»

Pipeline topic of gas meeting

October 15, 2013 COLUMBIANA — With natural gas exploration already well under way in the area, representatives from two companies involved in local drilling were among those who spoke at a community informationa... more »»

Salem council considers requiring drilling permit

October 10, 2013 SALEM — City council here is considering requiring property owners to secure a permit before signing a lease that includes surface rights. more »»

Gas-to-liquids plant planned for Ashtabula County

September 24, 2013 ASHTABULA — Houston-based Pinto Energy LLC, a developer of “Gas-to-Liquid” processing facilities, plans to build a 2,800-barrel-per-day natural gas processing plant just east of Ashtabula. more »»

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August 29, 2013 Pipeline proposed for airport land VIENNA — Officials at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport are negotiating what is expected to be a $250,000 deal to allow natural gas pipelines to be run throug... more »»

Plea expected today in brine-dumping case

August 29, 2013 YOUNGSTOWN — A Cortland man accused of dumping oilfield brine and crude into a storm sewer, leading to hundreds of thousands of dollars in cleanup costs, could plead guilty in federal court this... more »»

Thu. 12:51pm: Marcellus gas production rising fast

August 15, 2013 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Marcellus Shale natural gas production is rising even faster this year than energy experts had predicted, and that's having a national impact on energy. more »»

Thu. 1:26pm: Natural gas infrastructure continues to grow

August 15, 2013 As evidence the Marcellus and Utica shale boom continues to grow, MarkWest Energy is building more natural gas processing infrastructure in both Ohio and West Virginia. more »»

Pipe profits in peril

August 9, 2013 WARREN — The resurgence in U.. more »»

Oil, gas training classes to be held

August 7, 2013 A three-week training class will be held for students to learn basic skills necessary for entry-level positions in the oil and gas industr. more »»

Halcon: Well in Lordstown is very productive

August 2, 2013 LORDSTOWN — “One of the most productive wells in the Utica Shale Play” is how the head of a Houston-based energy company on Thursday described a Lordstown exploratory well. more »»

Sales keep Lordstown plant open

August 2, 2013 Following another month with huge sales increases for the Lordstown-built Chevy Cruze, General Motors on Thursday canceled plans to idle production for a week this month. more »»

Group urges rejection of anti-drilling petitions

July 31, 2013 YOUNGSTOWN — Business, labor and community leaders in support of the oil and natural gas drilling industry on Tuesday urged residents not to refuse to sign petitions that would place an anti-oil and... more »»

Face off on fracking

July 30, 2013 WARREN — More than 250 visitors from around the state attended an anti-hydraulic fracturing rally behind the city’s historic courthouse, talking about possibly dangerous water being pumped into... more »»



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