$320,000 Fine Is Issued

December 18, 2014 CADIZ - The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has fined MarkWest Energy $320,000 for discharging bentonite clay into eastern Ohio streams at least 19 times over 14 months beginning in September... more »»

Study: Methane Emissions Dropping

December 18, 2014 WHEELING - As drillers bore more wells across the Marcellus and Utica shale regions, a new study shows methane emissions into the atmosphere continue dropping throughout the area. more »»

Triad Hunter, ODNR Working to Prevent Explosion After Monroe Well ‘Blowout’

December 16, 2014 SARDIS - Triad Hunter and state investigators CONTINUE working to determine how the company's natural gas well on the Stalder pad in Monroe County began leaking Saturday, an event that led to the... more »»

Comment Filing Deadline For $4.3B Pipeline Is Thursday

December 16, 2014 Thursday is the deadline for interested parties to file a comment with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over the planned Rover Pipeline. The $4. more »»

Dominion Fined $55K for Violations

December 14, 2014 The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is seeking comment on action being taken against Dominion Transmission for violations of the Water Pollution Control Ac. more »»

Labor Department: Drillers Owe Workers $4.5M

December 14, 2014 WHEELING - Claiming the common practice of Marcellus Shale natural gas producers to subcontract drilling, fracking and related work to other companies, the U.S. more »»

Can low oil prices be good for the environment?

December 12, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the tar sands of Canada are being shelved. more »»

Shale Production Hits 132 Billion Cubic Feet

December 11, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Energy companies in Ohio produced more than 132 billion cubic feet of natural gas from July 1-Sep. more »»

Peco moves to expand network of gas lines

December 11, 2014 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania energy company is seeking approval for a pilot program to finance new gas mains by having customers pay for them over 20 years. more »»

NC DOT wants fracking companies to fix roads

December 8, 2014 RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina could require companies to pay to repair roads after fracking operations. more »»

Crashing oil prices hurting Pennsylvania drillers

December 8, 2014 OIL CITY, Pa. (AP) — Crude oil prices crashed over the weekend, lending a new meaning to Black Friday for petroleum producers plying their trade in the Pennsylvania oil patc. more »»

Economists: Oil prices could cost Oklahoma jobs

December 7, 2014 NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An economist says continued low prices for crude oil could cost Oklahoma up to 1,000 jobs next year. more »»

Change comes to engineering positions in oil field

December 7, 2014 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dawn Rohrs began her career in the oil industry for practical reasons: She wanted a good job. Her mother, grandfather and great-grandfather all worked at the Phillips 66 refinery. more »»

Low oil prices send chills through oil patch

December 5, 2014 WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — Marcus Jundt moved to Williston from Minnesota almost four years ago and has opened four restaurants there since. Food isn't propelling his business, though. It's oil. more »»

Plan to process oil shale in Uinta Basin protested

December 5, 2014 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An environmental group is challenging a British energy company's plans to process oil shale in the Uinta Basin. more »»

Judge denies bid to halt Illinois fracking rules

December 5, 2014 JIM SUHR, Associated Press ST. more »»

38 new drilling permits issued for Utica/Point Pleasant shale play

December 3, 2014 By Larry SHIELDS Shale Play SALEM, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 38 new horizontal drilling permits in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale play for the week ending Nov. 8. more »»

Eagle Ford is giving new life to ghost town

December 2, 2014 HELENA, Texas (AP) — On a hot Saturday at high noon, Helena seemed like the frontier town it once was. Spurs jangled. A crowd gathered to watch a gunfight. Shots rang out. more »»

RUMA remains on township’s mind

December 2, 2014 By LARRY SHIELDS Shale Play FRANKLIN SQUARE, Ohio — Salem Township trustees say they want to meet with officials of the Midstream Pennant company regarding the conclusion of a road use maintenance... more »»



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