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Local drilling coming in ’13

December 5, 2012 An official with energy resource company Triad Hunter says the first horizontal wells are planned to be drilled in Washington County next year. more »»

Drilling forum on potential danger to water

November 15, 2012 More than 40 people attended a forum about the oil and gas industry’s impact on local streams, rivers, reservoirs and groundwaters at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Marietta Wednesday. more »»

Discussion covers oil, gas trends

November 6, 2012 A recent roundtable sponsored by the Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional District and the Ohio Development Services Agency helped stress to area governments and organizations the importance of... more »»

Unemployment rate still down in county

November 3, 2012 Washington County’s unemployment rate has been steady at 6.1 percent for the past three months, and county officials are offering several reasons for this positive “downturn.” “You can’t stay at 6. more »»

Forum on fracking, Ohio laws

October 16, 2012 Ohio could do a better job of regulating the oil and gas industry, according to a panel of speakers who participated in a forum entitled “Ohio’s Laws and the Oil and Gas Boom” at Marietta College... more »»

Positive impact of natural gas on climate change

October 15, 2012 It is a remarkable paradox: At a time when the rest of the world is looking toward America for leadership in combating global warming, some refuse to accept the only energy source that can make a... more »»

Preparing the Ohio workforce

September 29, 2012 Simply creating jobs is not always enough to improve the economy. more »»

Welding lessons

September 26, 2012 Pioneer Group owner and Chairman Dave Archer has been saying for years the area needs more welders and pipefitters. more »»

Company will drill local well

September 20, 2012 A Denver, Colo.-based company plans to begin a horizontal shale drilling operation in Adams Township by the end of this year. Petroleum Development Corp. more »»

Fracking OK’d in Wayne Natonal Forest

August 28, 2012 CINCINNATI — The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that the shale drilling technique for natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing can take place in a national forest in southeast Ohio. more »»

Marietta all shook up

July 10, 2012 A Texas company that performs seismic mapping for oil and gas companies was the center of attention in the Third Street area of Marietta Monday. more »»

Watershed halts drilling water sales

June 9, 2012 NEW PHILADELPHIA — Officials overseeing reservoirs in Ohio’s largest contained watershed have decided to halt water sales to oil and gas drillers in response to environmental concerns as they await ... more »»

Water sale for fracking

June 6, 2012 Amid some concerns from residents, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is moving forward with a study to determine if three of the district’s reservoirs can withstand the sale of water for... more »»

County puts focus on fracking

May 30, 2012 The Washington County commissioners say they hope to form a committee of county officials and community members who would study potential safety issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing and distribut... more »»

Ohio fracking bill of little use in finding out which chemicals are used

May 26, 2012 A bill intended to strengthen state oversight of shale drilling now includes a measure that would allow people to sue to learn what secret chemicals energy companies use during the “fracking” process. more »»

Forest fracking

May 15, 2012 Almost 500 people from multiple Ohio counties have signed a petition urging officials with the Wayne National Forest not to lease forest land for hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method for... more »»

Proposed new Ohio injection well rules designed to avoid problems

May 3, 2012 Ohio lawmakers are considering some new rules governing operation of 172 injection wells located throughout the state and used for disposal of wastewater from oil and gas hydraulic fracturing, or... more »»

Ohio U. wants say on gas leases on its land

April 23, 2012 ATHENS— Trustees at Ohio University want the school’s president to have the authority to enter into mineral rights leases on university-owned land, pending final approval from the boar. more »»

Report: Oil and gas boom could mean higher rent

April 21, 2012 Along with financial windfalls and jobs, shale development like some are hoping to see reach Washington County can also bring a housing crunch. more »»

EPA to reduce gas well drilling pollution

April 19, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is issuing the first-ever national standards to control air pollution from gas wells that are drilled using a method called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking,... more »»

 
 

 

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