Rice Paying $336M for Chesapeake Sites

July 14, 2014 After finding 41 million cubic feet of Utica Shale natural gas per day via its Belmont County Bigfoot well, Rice Energy officials are now turning their attention east by paying $336 million to... more »»

Belmont County, Rice Energy agree to $3.5 million Leasing Deal

June 24, 2014 Shale Play ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — For the second time this year, Belmont County commissioners have signed an oil and gas lease with Rice Energy, and this contract will bring the county nearly $3. more »»

‘Bigfoot’ Gas Well Proves Monstrous in Belmont Co.

June 18, 2014 BELMONT, Ohio — Along an otherwise quiet stretch of Ohio 149 east of Barkcamp Lake State Park, Rice Energy recently discovered 41 million cubic feet of Utica Shale natural gas per day with its... more »»

Village Citizens Oppose Drilling Waste Plan

May 20, 2014 Village officials in Barnesville on Monday set the record straight regarding a proposed plan to allow the East Ohio Regional Industrial Park on Ohio 800 to accept gas drilling waste products. more »»

Pipeline Rupture at Oak Grove Site Leads to Fire

April 8, 2014 BELMONT - A natural gas industry worker died Saturday after a piece of equipment crushed him at the Rice Energy drilling site in Belmont County, Sheriff David Lucas sai. more »»

Chesapeake Triples Its Utica Production

March 5, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Average daily natural gas output from Chesapeake Energy's Utica Shale operations jumped to 189 million cubic feet during 2013, reflecting a 309 percent increase from from 201. more »»

Mayor Aims to Repair Streets With Future Gas Money

February 23, 2014 BRIDGEPORT -- The removal of large bumps on Howard Street is among road repair plans Mayor John Callarik has for the village of Bridgeport this summer. more »»

Bellaire Getting Into the Shale Game

February 17, 2014 More than $470,000 worth of Utica Shale natural gas drilling lease money is headed to the All-American Town, thanks to the contract Bellaire Village Council signed with Gulfport Energy this week. more »»

GreenHunter Could Store Toxic Water Next to River

January 21, 2014 WHEELING - When GreenHunter Water opens its planned frack water recycling facility in Warwood later this year, up to 23,000 barrels of possibly contaminated and toxic water and related materials wil... more »»

Shadyside Schools Ink Deal With Gulfport

January 21, 2014 SHADYSIDE - John Haswell understands the natural gas drilling lease the Shadyside Local School District signed with Gulfport Energy for $7,250 per acre and 20 percent of production royalties will no... more »»

School In Heart Of Rush To Drill

January 21, 2014 MORRISTOWN - Looking out his office window, Union Local Schools Superintendent Doug Thoburn sees a new hotel under construction and a campground full of pipeliners - all because of the Marcellus and... more »»

Leasing Blitz Continues in Belmont County

January 13, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - At 8:30 a.m. more »»

API Seeks Continued Growth In Oil and Natural Gas Industry

January 13, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Powered by strong production from the company's "monster" Belmont County Utica Shale wells, Gulfport Energy more than tripled its daily output of oil and natural gas during 2013. more »»

Piedmont Lake Set For Drilling

January 13, 2014 PIEDMONT, Ohio - A popular fishing spot in Belmont and Harrison counties soon could turn into a popular drilling spot, as the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District has plans to lease 6,600 acres... more »»

Hess Drilling on Plot of Land Next to Warnock Cemetery

December 20, 2013 ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- After fracking prolific Utica Shale wells across eastern Ohio, Hess Cor. more »»

Oil, Gas May Save VFD

December 15, 2013 NEFFS - A Utica Shale oil and natural gas lease worth about $7,000 per acre and 20 percent of production royalties may help the Neffs Fire Department emerge from bankruptcy. more »»

Gulfport Well Pumps 30M Cubic Feet Daily

December 6, 2013 WHEELING - Energy analysts referred to the well Gulfport Energy drilled in the Egypt Valley area of Belmont County last year as a "monster" upon learning it generated 28. more »»

 
 

 

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