Oklahoma is latest state to prevent local fracking bans

June 12, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing — a process commonly called fracking — or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries... more »»

NY agency: EPA report won't affect state's ban on fracking

June 8, 2015 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Business groups are calling on Gov. more »»

Drilling tax hike proposed by Kasich on rocks

June 7, 2015 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A drilling tax increase proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich isn't likely to re-emerge in the Ohio Senate budget revisions due Monday. more »»

OPEC keeps oil output target on hold, predicts low prices

June 7, 2015 VIENNA (AP) — OPEC decided to keep its oil output target on hold Friday and predicted prices would remain low for the foreseeable future — good news for both for oil-hungry international industries... more »»

Oklahoma coalition wants well moratorium in earthquake areas

June 2, 2015 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A coalition of environmental and activist groups called Monday for a moratorium on the use of wastewater disposal wells by the oil and natural gas industry in some areas after a... more »»

Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in Pa. water well

June 2, 2015 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania,... more »»

Gulfport more than doubles production as lawsuit against Barnesville proceeds

June 1, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play BARNESVILLE, Ohio — Gulfport Energy’s natural gas production for the first three months of this year more than doubled the output for the same time in 2014, but company... more »»

Landowner not sure about ‘market enhancement clause’

June 1, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play MARTINS FERRY, Ohio — Bill Edge said brokers representing natural gas drillers are using a “pressure tactic” to get him to sign a contract with a market enhancement... more »»

Consol continues setting gas records

June 1, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — The positives just keep coming for Consol Energy’s Marcellus and Utica shale program, as the natural gas driller increased production by 23. more »»

Burger plant may be ethane cracker site

May 30, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play SHADYSIDE, Ohio — FirstEnergy Corp. can still generate up to seven megawatts of electricity at the R.E. more »»

Feds give final approval for LNG exports

May 30, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — Dominion Resources received final federal approval earlier this month to export 770 million cubic feet of liquefied natural gas daily from its $3. more »»

Senators trying to stop anti-carbon action

May 29, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V. more »»

Cleaning up myths about gas ‘pooling’ laws

May 29, 2015 The debate in West Virginia over pooling of the Marcellus Shale has been spirited to say the leas. more »»

PSC: ‘Wet Spring’ Led to Seven Pipeline Ruptures In One Month

May 28, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. — Seven natural gas pipelines have ruptured across northern West Virginia over the last month, the state’s chief pipeline inspector said earlier this month. more »»

Non-profit groups sue Chesapeake for fraud, trespassing

May 28, 2015 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play WHEELING, W.Va. more »»

Floating rig to be towed to Seattle

May 26, 2015 SEATTLE (AP) — A giant floating oil rig currently anchored off Port Angeles, Washington, will be towed to Seattle despite the Seattle mayor’s assertion that the Port of Seattle can’t host the rig... more »»



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