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Chamber Viewpoint: Chamber, SBDC sponsor forum on ‘catching the wave’

January 16, 2012 In 1900, there were 8,000 wells within 50 miles of Marietta, producing a million barrels of oil per month. The greater number of these wells were within 25 miles of the city itself. more »»

State jobs expert sees oil, gas boom helping the region

January 12, 2012 The president of JobsOhio believes Southeast Ohio’s economy is about to bloom, thanks in large part to projected growthof the oil and gas industry’s mining of the state’s Marcellus and Utica shale... more »»

Property tax from fracking may be delayed

December 10, 2011 Leases for the rights to minerals in the deep-underground Utica and Marcellus shale might prove lucrative for the landowner but they won’t automatically increase the property value or, by extension,... more »»

Ohio energy production: A return to American exceptionalism

November 12, 2011 America is blessed with the largest energy reserves in the worl. more »»

Myths and realities of drilling and fracking in Ohio

October 29, 2011 There has been much clamor over the use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracing,” to unlock vast resources of not only natural gas but also oil in Ohio. more »»

Ohio bills could delay fracking

October 15, 2011 Two bills recently introduced in Ohio’s General Assembly would put the brakes on fracking in the state until at least 2014. more »»

Concerns over forest ‘fracking’

October 7, 2011 An upcoming auction for mineral rights has some regional officials concerned about the natural gas drilling process known as “fracking” coming to the Wayne National Forest. more »»

Big business? Experts say many may benefit from oil exploration

September 17, 2011 Oil and gas experts say there are still a lot of “ifs” to consider but there is also plenty of investment being made locally that indicates the area may be ripe to benefit from oil exploration and... more »»

Perspectives: Expansion of oil, gas industry could mean more jobs

September 17, 2011 Hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from the Marcellus shale beneath the Buckeye State could mean thousands of jobs for Ohioans as it already has in neighboring Pennsylvani. more »»

The new boom? Fracking process sparks controversy

September 16, 2011 Several companies are pursuing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, of the natural gas-rich Marcellus shale and oil-laden Utica shale deposits that lie far beneath the earth’s surface in Ohio and... more »»

A NEW BOOM? Oil & gas exploration in the Valley

September 15, 2011 About 20 years ago, David McKain opened an oil and gas museum in Parkersburg to recognize the impact the industry had on the regio. more »»

Wolf Creek hosts talk on oil, gas exploration

September 13, 2011 WATERFORD — Residents curious about what drilling in the Marcellus and Utica shale formations could mean for them attended a presentation hosted by the Wolf Creek Local Board of Education Monday... more »»

Interest high for oil, gas forum

August 26, 2011 Interested in learning more about the potential impacts of natural gas development in the region, many area residents and business owners attended one of two special forums held Thursday in Mariett. more »»

Shale drilling scams target area landowners

July 16, 2011 Officials are urging landowners to do their homework and seek legal advice before entering into any agreements with oil and gas prospectors, who are starting to show some interest in Washington and... more »»



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