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Radon may be linked to fracking, researchers suspect

Radon levels in houses near fracking sites in Pennsylvania are higher than in those in areas where there is no oil and gas drilling, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University researchers. The researchers cautioned that their findings don’t definitively tie hydraulic fracturing to higher levels of radon. But they say they found a “statistically significant association” between ...

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Garrett commissioners urged to undertake fracking study

FRIENDSVILLE – Elliott Perfetti, operations manager at Blue Moon Rising, an eco-friendly getaway at Deep Creek Lake, urged the Garrett County Commission on Monday to consider conducting an economic study on the impacts of fracking. During a commission meeting held at Friendsville, Perfetti stressed that the study shouldn’t be co-opted by either those who were pro- or anti-fracking. “It has ...

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Fracking waste stirs controversy in Athens

TORCH, Ohio – The tractor-trailers arrive at a steady pace, turning off Rt. 50 and climbing a hill to a collection of tall, green metal tanks. The trucks haul long, white tanks that are bare except for a number that identifies their company and one word that has riled a vocal population in Athens County: brine. Brine is another name ...

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Utica Shale: Weak vs. Strong is coming

Chris Doyle, the executive vice president of operations for Chesapeake Energy Corp., believes that over the next few years it will be clear who the weak and strong are in the Utica shale. Doyle’s experience in the Utica Shale started back in 2011 while managing the Appalachian division of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. At the time, the company had acquired about ...

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GasFrac is having a sale

GasFrac Energy Services, a Canadian company that was developing waterless fracking, announced it will be selling most of its assets in Ohio. On Tuesday, the Calgary based company shared it is selling “substantially all” of its assets and technology in an agreement with an undisclosed oil and natural gas company.  Since January, which is when it the company filed for ...

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Columbia Pipeline is coming to New Albany, with jobs

Columbia Pipeline Group, a pending NiSource Inc. spinoff, has signed a 10-year lease in New Albany, and its’ bringing 60 jobs with it. Columbia signed the lease with developer Daimler Group Inc. and its partners for a 43,000-sqaure-foot office property titled Water’s Edge III.  The office property is located in New Albany International Business Park.  The new office will be ...

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Oil prices force Vallourec to reduce workforce, hours in 2015

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YOUNGSTOWN – France-based company Vallourec announced plans to reduce its workforce due to low oil prices. The parent company of Vallourec Star, 2669 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., made the announcement in its financial earnings for 2014 report that was released Tuesday. Vallourec is an international company that sells tubular products for the oil and gas industry, power generation and ...

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Allegheny River hydropower facilities have a new owner

Select hydroelectric power plants, including those along the Allegheny River, are now owned by Cube Hydro Partners. Cube Hydro Partners, owned by New York-based ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund., shared it has officially obtained 100 percent interest in 10 hydro facilities in a deal with Harbor Hydro LLC.  The financial terms for the deal have not been disclosed and the exact ...

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