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Positive impact of natural gas on climate change

October 15, 2012 It is a remarkable paradox: At a time when the rest of the world is looking toward America for leadership in combating global warming, some refuse to accept the only energy source that can make a... more »»

Preparing the Ohio workforce

September 29, 2012 Simply creating jobs is not always enough to improve the economy. more »»

Welding lessons

September 26, 2012 Pioneer Group owner and Chairman Dave Archer has been saying for years the area needs more welders and pipefitters. more »»

Company will drill local well

September 20, 2012 A Denver, Colo.-based company plans to begin a horizontal shale drilling operation in Adams Township by the end of this year. Petroleum Development Corp. more »»

Fracking OK’d in Wayne Natonal Forest

August 28, 2012 CINCINNATI — The U.S. Forest Service said Monday that the shale drilling technique for natural gas known as hydraulic fracturing can take place in a national forest in southeast Ohio. more »»

Marietta all shook up

July 10, 2012 A Texas company that performs seismic mapping for oil and gas companies was the center of attention in the Third Street area of Marietta Monday. more »»

Watershed halts drilling water sales

June 9, 2012 NEW PHILADELPHIA — Officials overseeing reservoirs in Ohio’s largest contained watershed have decided to halt water sales to oil and gas drillers in response to environmental concerns as they await ... more »»

Water sale for fracking

June 6, 2012 Amid some concerns from residents, the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District is moving forward with a study to determine if three of the district’s reservoirs can withstand the sale of water for... more »»

County puts focus on fracking

May 30, 2012 The Washington County commissioners say they hope to form a committee of county officials and community members who would study potential safety issues surrounding hydraulic fracturing and distribut... more »»

Ohio fracking bill of little use in finding out which chemicals are used

May 26, 2012 A bill intended to strengthen state oversight of shale drilling now includes a measure that would allow people to sue to learn what secret chemicals energy companies use during the “fracking” process. more »»

Forest fracking

May 15, 2012 Almost 500 people from multiple Ohio counties have signed a petition urging officials with the Wayne National Forest not to lease forest land for hydraulic fracturing, a controversial method for... more »»

Proposed new Ohio injection well rules designed to avoid problems

May 3, 2012 Ohio lawmakers are considering some new rules governing operation of 172 injection wells located throughout the state and used for disposal of wastewater from oil and gas hydraulic fracturing, or... more »»

Ohio U. wants say on gas leases on its land

April 23, 2012 ATHENS— Trustees at Ohio University want the school’s president to have the authority to enter into mineral rights leases on university-owned land, pending final approval from the boar. more »»

Report: Oil and gas boom could mean higher rent

April 21, 2012 Along with financial windfalls and jobs, shale development like some are hoping to see reach Washington County can also bring a housing crunch. more »»

EPA to reduce gas well drilling pollution

April 19, 2012 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is issuing the first-ever national standards to control air pollution from gas wells that are drilled using a method called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking,... more »»

Natural gas glut bad for drilling boom

April 9, 2012 NEW YORK — The U.S. natural gas market is bursting at the seams. So much natural gas is being produced that soon there may be nowhere left to put the country’s swelling surplus. more »»

Landowners still optimistic about oil production

April 3, 2012 A map released by the Ohio Geological Survey indicates only part of Washington County is ideal for Utica shale drilling, but an official with the agency emphasized Monday that the data is only... more »»

Oil lease bonanza

April 2, 2012 Many people are hoping for a financial windfall as a result of leasing the mineral rights on their property for Utica shale exploration. more »»

Fracking lines lack oversight

March 31, 2012 Thousands of miles of pipelines that collect oil and gas released through hydraulic fracturing are not regulated by the federal government, meaning they are not regularly inspected for leaks or... more »»

Old lease issues may arise for landowners

March 17, 2012 Before a landowner can sign a lease for the rights to extract minerals from shale formations under their ground, they have to make sure someone else doesn’t already have a claim. more »»



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