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 »»

CHK Continues Employee Cuts

October 22, 2013 WHEELING -- Chesapeake Energy just opened its office at Fox Commerce Park earlier this year, but the Ohio Valley's largest active natural gas driller is cutting hundreds of workers throughout the... more »»

CNG Touted as Fuel of the Future

October 16, 2013 BARNESVILLE, Ohio -- When it comes to fueling vehicles, officials say compressed natural gas is cheaper, cleaner-burning and less hazardous in the event of a spill than more traditional fuels such a... more »»

Harch Gets $100,000 Fine

September 17, 2013 ST. more »»

Gulfport Fined $250,000 For Well Pad Violations

September 17, 2013 BARNESVILLE - Utica Shale fracker Gulfport Energy paid a $250,000 fine after the Ohio Department of Natural Resources discovered "ground contamination" at seven local natural gas well pads. more »»

Barnesville Putting Brakes On Gas Industry Trucks for Pumpkin Festival

September 17, 2013 BARNESVILLE - As officials prepare to weigh giant pumpkins during the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival this month, Mayor Ron Bischof hopes the fleets of huge natural gas industry trucks do not disrupt... more »»

Natural Gas-Drilling Related Businesses Are Popping Up

June 26, 2013 ST. CLAIRSVILLE - A small village of oil and natural gas-related businesses is springing up along National Road in St. Clairsville at the former Green Barn and Jack's Floral and Garden Center site. more »»

Hess Is Fracking and Flaring in East Ohio

June 26, 2013 A bright orange flame along Lude Road shows New York City-based Hess Corp. is fracking for natural gas in Belmont County, while flaring away some of the excess gases. more »»



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