After new regulations, Okla. shakes calm down quite a bit

December 26, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has dropped dramatically since late May, when the state limited wastewater injections into energy wells, an Associated Press statistical analysi... more »»

FERC Finds No Issues With Nexus Pipeline

December 23, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play CADIZ, Ohio —A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released this week found no significant issues with the proposed route of a pipeline that would carry Marcellus and... more »»

FirstEnergy to ship coal ash to Moundsville

December 20, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. —Via four or five Ohio River barges per day, coal ash waste from the FirstEnergy Corp. Bruce Mansfield Plant in Shippingport, Pa. more »»

Liquor sales funding remediation at cracker site

December 20, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play DILLES BOTTOM, Ohio — More than $17 million worth of funds derived from Ohio liquor sales are being used to remediate the potential PTT Global Chemical ethane cracker sit... more »»

Federal gov’t blocks Dakota access oil pipeline route

December 18, 2016 CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. more »»

R.E. Burger Site IS Cleared For Cracker

December 17, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play DILLES BOTTOM, Ohio — Site preparation for PTT Global Chemical’s planned multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker project in Belmont County is nearly complete, as all signs of... more »»

Farm coexisting with well pads and pipelines

August 20, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play BETHESDA, Ohio — Belmont County farmer Larry Cain didn’t seem all that concerned about Rice Energy’s plans to place its Razin’ Kane and Crazy Train well pads on his... more »»

Yale to study fracking at 100 Belmont County homes

August 9, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play BARNESVILLE, Ohio — Yale University researchers plan to take air and water samples from 100 Belmont County homes to determine how Marcellus and Utica shale fracking... more »»

Rice Energy, Gulfport Energy Increase Production, But Gulfport Loses Money

May 24, 2016 In spite of continuing low commodity prices, both Rice Energy and Gulfport Energy increased natural gas production from early 2015 to 2016, although Gulfport reported a loss of $242. more »»

Wheeling, Ohio Valley Communities Continue to See Population Decline

May 20, 2016 WHEELING - Of the 55 students who graduated from The Linsly School in 1990, Wheeling Mayor-elect Glenn Elliott believes he is one of only four living in the Friendly City today, as he said most left... more »»

Bankrupt Coal Company Selling Acres For Gas Drilling

April 28, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio — Rice Energy already boasts eight of the 10 most productive natural gas wells in Ohio — all of which are in Belmont County. more »»

Ohio EPA: Barnesville water supply deemed safe despite radium spike

April 26, 2016 By KATHRYN CLAYTON Shale Play BARNESVILLE, Ohio — The level of a radioactive element in Barnesville’s No. more »»

Demolition continues at Burger plant

April 15, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play DILLES BOTTOM, Ohio — As PTT Global Chemical decides whether it will build a $5.7 billion ethane cracker in Belmont County, contractors working for FirstEnergy Corp. more »»

189 more Belmont County hotel rooms open

April 15, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play ST. more »»

Belmont County Boasts Top 10 Producing Wells In Ohio

March 26, 2016 By CASEY JUNKINS Shale Play BELMONT, Ohio — Despite a drop in working U.S. more »»

Marcellus Shale Frack Waste Decreasing with Slow Production

February 17, 2016 MARTINS FERRY - About 13 employees now process Marcellus and Utica shale frack waste - some of which contains radioactive uranium, radium and plutonium - for Pottsville, Pa. more »»

Decision On Belmont County Ethane Cracker Due this year

December 29, 2015 DILLES BOTTOM- As 2015 draws to a close, the Upper Ohio Valley seems on course to get a local outlet for its prolific natural gas reserves with the planned $5. more »»

Developer Interested In Building Hotel in Downtown Bellaire

December 20, 2015 BELLAIRE - Village Administrator Scott Porter said a developer has approached him about building a hotel on Bellaire's 32nd Street parking lot, and the project could incorporate properties along... more »»

Belmont County Boasts Top Wells

December 10, 2015 BELMONT- The nine most prolific natural gas wells in the entire state of Ohio are all in central Belmont County, with Rice Energy operating eight of the. more »»

Gulfport To Drop Lawsuit Against Barnesville

October 15, 2015 BARNESVILLE - Mayor Dale Bunting says Gulfport Energy will dismiss a lawsuit it filed against the village in March. more »»



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