March 2013 Blog Posts (33)

UPDATE: Wellsville Sees Expanding Investment, Expanding Opportunity Thanks to Shale Development

UPDATE (3/9/13 12:00 pm ET): The Wellsville Intermodal Park is continuing to be a success story in Columbiana County.  With only about 14 acres left in total, the facility is seeing an increase of work for companies who have set up shop.

Pier 48 Stevedoring LLC operates the 60-ton overhead river crane that came online last summer.  The company has unloaded steel coil from 18 barges filled to capacity and 36 barges loaded with material for…

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Added by Anne Carto on March 13, 2013 at 11:19am — No Comments

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Added by AmericaPowered.com on March 12, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments

UPDATE: Shale Development Bringing Investment Across Ohio River Valley

"UPDATE (03/07/13 6:00 am ET): Ohio may be seeing more midstream facilities in the coming year.  At a conference last year, information surfaced pointing to Kinder Morgan building a processing plant.  According to the Akron Beacon Journal, company spokesman Richard Wheatley…

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Added by Anne Carto on March 12, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

Chesapeake Energy Finding Promising Returns in Ohio River Valley

Last year, Chesapeake Energy released the results of its Buell 8H well in Archer Township, Harrison County, to much fanfare. The returns – a peak rate of 9.5 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and 1,425 barrels per day of natural gas liquids and oil (3,010 barrels of oil equivalent) per day – sent a strong signal…

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Added by Anne Carto on March 11, 2013 at 12:06pm — 1 Comment

Utica Remains Gulfport Energy’s Main Focus in 2013

During Gulfport Energy’s 4th quarter earnings call, Gulfport CEO Jim Palm reiterated that the Utica/Point Pleasant will be their number one priority in 2013.  Gulfport Energy spudded 14 gross wells in 2012 with 2 in production, 8 wells completed and in their resting period, 2 wells…

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Added by Anne Carto on March 8, 2013 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Update: PDC Energy To Invest $53 Million In Utica In 2013

UPDATE (03/4/2012, 11:00 am ET): During my original post on PDC Energy, I mentioned that PDC just completed its second well and was in the resting phase allowing the stimulation to dissipate.  Following its 60-day resting phase, the Detweiler 42-3H has now been opened up for the first time.  The well, which is located in eastern Guernsey County off route 265…

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Added by Anne Carto on March 7, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Proppant Distributor Opening Facility in Navarre

Yet another company tied to shale development is making the Buckeye State their home. Unimin Corp., based in New Canaan, Connecticut is establishing a distribution terminal in Navarre. The company provides proppants used in the hydraulic fracturing process.  Proppant, usually sand, is used to keep the paper-thin fractures open to allow gas and oil to release from the shale.

The company chose Navarre because of its easy access to railroad and…

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Added by Anne Carto on March 6, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Ohio State, WVU Team Up for Shale Research

Two major universities in our region are recognizing the impact shale development is having on Ohio and West Virginia.  Ohio State University and West Virginia University are partnering to research the economic implications as well as environmental, community, and public health impacts of natural gas and shale development.  The schools will exchange information on Utica and Marcellus shale development and are expecting to…

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Added by Anne Carto on March 5, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

OOGEEP Encourages Local Schools To Prepare Students For Oil and Gas Opportunities

EID's Shawn on OOGEEP's "Opportunities and Challenges: Education and the Utica/Marcellus Shale Industries":

"The Franciscan University of Steubenville recently hosted the Principals’ Leadership Academy.  The event, which included superintendents and principals from Belmont, Harrison and…

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Added by Anne Carto on March 4, 2013 at 12:58pm — No Comments

News in Mercer County - looks like everyone went south for the winter...Updates if you have some!

Just kidding everyone. 

Any new news in Mercer County?

 

Seems like everyone has gone!  They do have the barbed wire on top of the fence around the pond at the James well site.

 

 

Added by Linda Masters on March 2, 2013 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Township Supervisor Flies High, Landowners Suffer

A wealthy township supervisor in Robinson Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania has been delaying natural gas development for local residents while he enjoys a lap of luxury and flies high.

Many residents in Robinson Township are looking for natural gas development to come to their land so they can pay bills and keep their farms so they can be passed down to future generations. The Chairman of the Board of Supervisor of the township is currently using his power to deny them this…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 2, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Anti-Fossil Fuels or Anti-Everything?

Dan Moadus, Owner of American Auto Painting gives his take on the anti-development crowd:

"I am sure that most know about the recent illegal dumping of waste hydraulic fracturing fluid into the Mahoning River and the concern it caused. State Rep. Robert Hagan, D-Youngstown, was apoplectic over the spill, and the local anti-development groups were lighting the tar pots and gathering feathers.

When I heard about the dumping, I…

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Added by Anne Carto on March 1, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Cabot Helps Preserve African-American History

"Pennsylvania played an important role in our nation's history and the Dennis Farm in Susquehanna County is one shining example. Now, thanks in part to a natural gas lease with Cabot Oil and Gas, this piece of American, African-American, and Pennsylvania history is being preserved and restored. It's a story worth hearing and a project worth supporting.

If you are from Pennsylvania, chances are that you are aware of the profound role our state had in shaping the United States of…

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Added by Thomas J Shepstone on March 1, 2013 at 5:32am — No Comments

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