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  • Reducing Methane Emissions with Minimal Govt. Input

    March 17, 2018

    Marietta Times. Is it possible to have “near zero” methane emissions from oil and natural gas production operations and, at the same time, low-cost energy? Fortunately for Ohioans and shale-gas producers in Ohio the answer is yes. Not just any climate policy will achieve these twin goals, howev [...]

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  • More Rigs Running

    March 16, 2018

    Martins Ferry Times Leader. The Ohio Valley Oil and Gas Association welcomed new and continuing members in a general membership meeting on Thursday night at Belmont College. President of the Board, A.J. Smith, introduced himself along with the guest speakers who talked about the history and futu [...]

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  • Drilling Down: 18 Rigs Operating In Utica Shale

    March 15, 2018

    Youngstown Business Journal. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reports that 18 oil and gas rigs were operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week. The rig count in the Utica has dropped since the week ended Feb. 24, when ODNR reported 21 rigs drilling in the Utica. The number of [...]

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  • Oil Boom Boosts Sand Mining Along Great Lakes

    March 14, 2018

    Cleveland IdeaStream. The nation's rush to increase oil production is having a long-distance impact on the Great Lakes region. Geologic formations have given parts of the region ample deposits of sand, including the hard, round version that is used in fracking. Seen from space by NASA's Earth Ob [...]

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  • Proposed $7.5 Billion Belmont County Plant Adds South Korean Partner 

    March 14, 2018

    Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian. A giant proposed petrochemical plant is a step closer to reality, as the company developing the Belmont County project has announced a new partner for financing and construction. But the Monday update falls short of confirming that the project is moving forward. And [...]

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  • Kasich ‘Extremely Hopeful’ Proposed Ethane Cracker Plant Will Move Forward

    March 13, 2018

    Gongwer News Service Ohio. Gov. John Kasich said the world-class ethane cracker facility eyed for Belmont County "is a home run and it's right within our grasp." But the project first formally unveiled two and a half years ago is still not finalized as the two Asian companies behind the plan con [...]

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