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Investment In “Midstream” Processing Could Change Gas Industry

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"Midstream" is the processing and refining stage of natural gas.
8:04AM
May
20, 2014

Last week a processor called Access Midstream announced plans for a major expansion of its facility in Harrison County. And experts say investments in that midstream chunk of the business are a key sign of the long-term health of a region’s gas industry.

Oil Well Spills Into Southeast Ohio Creek

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The leak occurred in Morgan County near the small town of McConnellsville.
9:56AM
May 8, 2014

State and federal teams are still cleaning up after a shale well being drilled for fracking in southeast Ohio began leaking and the oily fluid ran into a nearby creek.

Drilliers, Environmentalists React To New “Fracking” Policy

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Wells like this one where new drilling techniques are used will be regulated under new rules passed by Ohio lawmakers.
8:29AM
April
15, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is now requiring oil and drilling companies to implement seismic monitoring policies if they want to frack near a fault line or an area known for seismic activity.

Energy Company Argues State Law Supersedes Local Drilling Rules

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Pro- and anti-drilling forces believe the case could set a national legal precedent on local laws restricting drilling, particularly hydraulic fracturing.
8:46AM
February
26, 2014

Beck Energy Corp. is accused of violating 11 local ordinances when it drilled a well near Akron. But the company says they stayed within state law, which should trump any local ordinances.

Dems Named In Drilling Memo Call It “Insulting”

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Dem. Representative Bob Hagan says he's never seen such a "campaign", while Antonio calls the memo "insulting."
8:51AM
February 19, 2014

The two Democratic state lawmakers listed as adversaries to a state agency’s plan to promote drilling in state parks are speaking out.

Document Shows ODNR Marketing Industry It Regulates

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The Ohio Department of Natural Resources crafted a communications plan to educate Ohioans about horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in state parks. That plan categorized groups in the state as allies and adversaries; and warned that the department’s efforts would be met with “zealous resistance by environmental activists.”
9:53AM
February
18, 2014

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources crafted a communications plan to educate Ohioans about horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, in state parks, that warned the department’s efforts would be met with “zealous resistance by environmental activists.”

Activists, Academics To Host Forum On “Fracking” Waste

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The Tuesday night forum begins at 7 pm at the main branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.
12:41PM
November 12, 2013

Academics and activists will gather in Columbus tonight for a forum on what they call the dangerous practice of storing radioactive drilling water in Ohio landfills.

Ohio Man Charged With Dumping Drilling Waste In Local Waterway

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9:41AM
October
18, 2013

Federal prosecutors have charged a man with illegally dumping gas drilling waste into a tributary of the Chagrin River in northeast Ohio.

Shale Drilling Creates Tax Revenue, Few Jobs

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
7:30AM
August
23, 2013

A new report out of Cleveland State University shows shale drilling has provided an economic boost for several counties around Ohio this year. But it says the drilling boom has not yet had a big impact on jobs.

Construction Begins On Eastern Ohio Pipeline

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
10:31AM
August
5, 2013

Work on an underground pipeline to transport liquid petroleum products across Ohio has begun in Muskingum County and other portions of Eastern Ohio.