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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 »»

Natural gas glut bad for drilling boom

April 9, 2012 NEW YORK — The U.S. natural gas market is bursting at the seams. So much natural gas is being produced that soon there may be nowhere left to put the country’s swelling surplus. more »»

Landowners still optimistic about oil production

April 3, 2012 A map released by the Ohio Geological Survey indicates only part of Washington County is ideal for Utica shale drilling, but an official with the agency emphasized Monday that the data is only... more »»

Oil lease bonanza

April 2, 2012 Many people are hoping for a financial windfall as a result of leasing the mineral rights on their property for Utica shale exploration. more »»

Fracking lines lack oversight

March 31, 2012 Thousands of miles of pipelines that collect oil and gas released through hydraulic fracturing are not regulated by the federal government, meaning they are not regularly inspected for leaks or... more »»

Old lease issues may arise for landowners

March 17, 2012 Before a landowner can sign a lease for the rights to extract minerals from shale formations under their ground, they have to make sure someone else doesn’t already have a claim. more »»

Report: Ohio gov. wants drilling tax hike

March 14, 2012 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Gov. more »»

Caution urged in mineral rights leasing

March 9, 2012 The promise of money is enticing, but before signing a mineral rights lease in the midst of the current shale boom, landowners need to do a lot of homewor. more »»

$24.8M deal has Noble Co. buzzing

March 6, 2012 The parent company of Triad Hunter Resources in Reno recently announced a leasehold purchase totaling $24. more »»

Girl makes ‘fracking’ DVDs

March 5, 2012 Late Sunday morning 12-year-old Deborah Partin was turning out DVDs about hydraulic fracturing—more commonly called “fracking”— on her computer in an upstairs room of her family’s 140-year-old... more »»

The Wilds leased for drilling

March 1, 2012 COLUMBUS — The expected boom in natural gas drilling could extend to the Wilds, the outdoor exotic animal preserve established by a consortium of zoos in eastern Ohio. more »»

Port authority sees opportunities

February 29, 2012 Securing a cracker plant and a barge port in the area are goals this year for the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority, according to discussion at the group’s annual meeting Tuesday. more »»

Study: Drilling envisioned as an an Ohio bonanza

February 29, 2012 COLUMBUS — An academic team enlisted by Ohio’s business sector released a study Tuesday that finds oil and gas drilling will mean more than 65,000 jobs and an almost $4. more »»

Marcellus & Utica shale boom: MC professor versed on all sides of the issue

February 28, 2012 When he first entered college at Penn State University, Scranton, Pa. native Bob Chase wasn’t sure what he’d gotten himself into. more »»

Marcellus & Utica shale boom: $5,900 an acre for oil well land that used to draw $20

February 27, 2012 Although he hasn’t been handed the money yet, Beverly resident Charlie Schilling has agreed to lease some of his Noble County land for thousands of dollars for the purpose of shale drilling. more »»



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