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February 20, 2013 NEW MATAMORAS—Ten people were arrested during a Tuesday anti-fracking protest at a New Matamoras business, including a man who spent nearly five hours chained to a 30-foot-tall structure he erected... more »»

Gas well explosion kills local worker

February 19, 2013 A Little Hocking man was identified as the one who was killed in a natural gas well explosion in Taylor County on Friday. more »»

Triad opens new office

February 12, 2013 Officials with Houston-based Magnum Hunter Resources say they hope to maintain a long-term relationship with southeast Ohio and northwestern West Virginia through the company’s local subsidiary,... more »»

A safer fracking liquid?

February 8, 2013 Hoping to improve public opinion and address concerns from environmental groups about the process of hydraulic fracturing, those in the oil and gas industries are taking steps toward improving the... more »»

Shale gas exports will strengthen U.S. economy

February 5, 2013 In an effort to block exports of natural gas, an assorted mix of politicians, pundits and anti-oil and gas groups is pulling out all the stops. more »»

Oil, gas industry boosts economy, education

February 4, 2013 In late 2011, the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) released the Ohio Oil and Gas Industry Economic Impact Study. more »»

Chemical operators in demand locally

February 4, 2013 The Washington County Career Center continues to train chemical operators, but demand in the Valley and beyond is showing no signs of slowing down. more »»

Triad awaits OK on brine hauling

January 16, 2013 A local disposal company says transporting brine from fracking operations in Pennsylvania to New Matamoras by barge is a better method than trucking, but the U.S. more »»

Program on pipeline easement, right-of-way

December 8, 2012 As Marcellus and Utica Shale drilling continue to expand in Ohio, landowners have been bombarded with options to lease their mineral rights and provide for easements on their land. more »»

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 »»



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