Anne Carto's Blog (118)

Mother Jones Doesn’t Know Best

Shawn Bennett of Energy In Depth:

"In a recent article from Mother Jones about wastewater disposal in Ohio, the writer (Thomas Stackpole) unfortunately focused more on hysteria than the facts.  As just one example, the author asserted that Ohio has looser regulations than our neighbors, a statement that is simply is not true.  In fact, Ohio has some of the most…

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Added by Anne Carto on July 26, 2013 at 3:39pm — No Comments

*UPDATE* Ohio State, WVU Team Up for Shale Research

UPDATE (5:05 pm ET, 7/23/2013): Ohio State University is again announcing big news concerning research on Ohio’s shale development.  Just four months after announcing a research partnership with West Virginia University, Ohio’s largest public university has announced an interest in studying a working shale well on university land.

OSU owns mineral rights to 780 acres around their…

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Added by Anne Carto on July 25, 2013 at 11:58am — No Comments

A Tale of Two Pipelines

Energy In Depth's Shawn "Two major pipeline announcements were made last week that will help relieve the proposed bottleneck of natural gas liquids (NGLs) being produced in Ohio, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania.…

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Added by Anne Carto on July 17, 2013 at 9:37am — No Comments

New Power Plant Means Jobs, Clean Energy for Carroll County

"Once again, Carroll County takes the lead in natural gas development in Ohio. Last week, Carroll County Energy LLC announced plans to build an $800 million natural gas-fueled power plant over the next two to three years. As the most permitted county in the state, it makes sense that a company would choose this area for critical infrastructure like this…

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Added by Anne Carto on July 15, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

Rex Energy Announces Impressive Sales Rates For Warrior South Wells

Energy In Depth's Shawn Bennett: 

"Three wells from Rex Energy’s Warrior Prospect South in Noble County now have the infrastructure in place to allow the wells to officially come online, and for the gas to be sold to market.  When Rex Energy performed its initial tests in March, the company announced that it had to await…

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Added by Anne Carto on July 10, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Chesapeake Kicks Off Summer of Giving Back to Ohio

"Chesapeake Energy kicked off this summer’s Operation Blue with three great community service events throughout their operating area.  Operation Blue is an annual campaign in which Chesapeake employees volunteer for four hours of company time. The project started back…

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Added by Anne Carto on July 5, 2013 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Support for Oil and Gas Continues To Grow In Ohio

Energy In Depth's Shawn:

"A recent Quinnipiac University poll shows that support for oil and gas exploration continues to rise among Ohio voters.  Ohio voters now support oil and gas development by an overwhelming 67 percent, up four points from the …

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Added by Anne Carto on July 3, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments

Shale Headlines Mahoning Valley’s Recent Economic Success

Last week, the 2012 Economic Development Report Card “Valley Economic Update” was released, highlighting the incredible growth the Mahoning Valley has seen since shale development came to the region.  Economic development agencies in the area assisted in creating or retaining more than 7,000 jobs in 2012, with total investments exceeding $400 million.

The report shows…

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Added by Anne Carto on June 30, 2013 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Resnikoff’s Latest Study Misleads Public

Energy In Depth's Shawn:

"Marvin Resnikoff is well known in the Marcellus region for his anti-shale stance.  He has been the subject of at least four posts written by our counterparts in the Marcellus, each…

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Added by Anne Carto on June 26, 2013 at 9:45am — No Comments

Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13): Energy + Manufacturing = JOBS

Congressman Tim Ryan guest blogs for Energy In Depth - Ohio on the opportunities shale can bring:

"As northeastern Ohio begins to recover from the recession, it is the energy and manufacturing sectors that are taking the lead. I am proud to be the co-chair of both the House Manufacturing Caucus and the…

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Added by Anne Carto on June 25, 2013 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Shale Not The Issue In New Republic Article

Energy In Depth's Shawn:

"No matter how you feel about the New Republic magazine, one should feel the author reporting on a news article is somewhat knowledgeable about the subject matter they are discussing.  Yet in their most recent article, “The Amish Are Getting Fracked, Their religion prohibits lawsuits—and the energy companies…

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Added by Anne Carto on June 14, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Harrison County Showing the True Power of Utica Development

Energy In Depth's Shawn:

"Throughout my lifetime Harrison County has had a relatively stagnant economy.  Gone were the days of heavy coal production and folks, including myself, seemed to think there was little to nothing coming down the pike that could stimulate the county’s economy.  This may have been true for awhile, that is until development of the Utica Shale and Point Pleasant formations began with Chesapeake’s…

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Added by Anne Carto on June 13, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Minority Business Association Connects With Shale Industry

Energy In Depth's Mike:

"This week in the heart of Ohio’s Utica Shale play some folks from the oil and gas industry held a joint event with the Minority Business Association in Stark County (aka the Utica Capital). The purpose was to discuss connecting the growing natural gas industry with the…

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Added by Anne Carto on June 11, 2013 at 10:03am — No Comments

OOGEEP and Chesapeake Enlighten Audience At Shale and Beyond Conference

Energy In Depth's Shawn:

"Yesterday, Ohio University hosted the 2nd annual Shale and Beyond Conference at their Athens campus.  The panelists shared their views across the board at how best to prepare for Utica Shale development as it continues to grow and revitalize eastern Ohio.  In attendance were nearly one hundred community and business…

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Added by Anne Carto on June 6, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

*UPDATE* Mahoning Valley Industrial Parks Filling Up on Oil, Natural Gas Investment

UPDATE (6/4/2013 12:00 pm ET): The Ohio Commerce Center has improved vastly in the past three years, thanks in part to shale development.  Owners George and Spiro Bakeris purchased the park three years ago and have since invested millions of dollars to improve infrastructure and attract new tenants.

Workers are continuing construction on new rail infrastructure improvements, which have actually brought in a new…

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Added by Anne Carto on June 5, 2013 at 10:16am — No Comments

NiSource Gives Back to Columbiana County

Another company involved in Ohio’s Utica Shale is stepping up to improve the state.  NiSource Midstream Services donated $50,000 to help the Columbiana County Park District extend a path two miles for the Greenway Bike Trail.  NiSource is currently partnering with Hilcorp on the Hickory Bend Gathering System and Processing Plant, meaning they are heavily…

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Added by Anne Carto on June 4, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments

UPDATE: MarkWest Announces Its Plans For Harrison County

Energy In Depth's Shawn:

"UPDATE (5/31/12, 10:00 am ET):  MarkWest has come a long way since they announced their plans to build natural gas processing facilities in Cadiz last August. MarkWest has been processing 60 million cubic feet of gas per day (Mmcf/d), removing the wet gas components of ethane, butane, propane and pentane since late last year from their temporary facility. Just this month, MarkWest completed…

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Added by Anne Carto on June 3, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments

*UPDATE* Stark State College Moving On Up and Downtown

Energy In Depth's Mike:

"UPDATE (5/30/2013, 11:25 ET):  There is more great news out of the Utica Capital this week as Stark State College has purchased a building and announced plans that it will open the…

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Added by Anne Carto on May 31, 2013 at 10:13am — No Comments

GE Uses Their Imagination For Shale Development

EID's Shawn:

"When one thinks of the company General Electric (GE), they think of innovation.  It seems fitting, then, that GE is increasing its role within one of the most innovative industries in the world: oil and gas.  In recent months GE’s oil and gas division has been making acquisitions and announcements to show they are committed to helping drive technological innovation in the oil and gas industry for many years to come.

Shale…

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Added by Anne Carto on May 30, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rail Industry Key to Utica Shale’s Success

"The current buzz concerning Ohio’s Utica Shale is midstream development.  People want to know when and where processing facilities and pipelines will come online so producers can start getting more product to market.  What isn’t often talked about, however, is how things are transported until those come online, and how the processed liquids will be transported once Ohio does have more midstream capabilities. For many companies, the answer is rail.

In the beginning of the state’s…

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Added by Anne Carto on May 29, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments

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