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Company to build its second $1.1 billion gas-fired power plant near Wellsville in Ohio’s Utica Shale

Columbiana County is getting a $1.1 billion power plant that will burn natural gas to produce electricity. The new plant is part of a growing trend as cleaner-burning natural gas replaces coal as the No. 1 fuel to produce electricity with new federal clean-air rules forcing aged and dirty coal-fired plants to close. It will be the sixth new gas-fired ...

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Gulfport Energy, Rice Energy forming new joint venture in Ohio’s Utica Shale

Two of the key drilling companies in eastern Ohio have formed a new joint venture in the Utica Shale. Oklahoma-based Gulfport Energy Corp. and a subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based Rice Energy Inc. have agreed to develop natural gas-gathering pipelines and water services to support Gulfport’s drilling for natural gas in eastern Belmont and Monroe counties. Gulfport and Rice announced Thursday that ...

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Chesapeake Energy layoffs hit Ohio

Chesapeake Energy’s wave of layoffs hasn’t spared its operations in Ohio. The company announced 740 job cuts throughout the county. Most of the cuts will come from the company’s Oklahoma City headquarters, but IndeOnline reports Chesapeake will cut 23 employees from its Ohio workforce. The company hasn’t specified whether the Ohio cuts will come from the company’s office in St. ...

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Riverside Research to open $7M lab expansion

Riverside Research’s $7 million expansion of its center in Beavercreek includes a multi-disciplinary laboratory environment where researchers will work to advance state-of-the-art technologies for the U.S. government. Research areas will include space propulsion and communications; non-invasive brain injury assessment; electronic warfare methods; and multi-sensor surveillance and reconnaissance, company officials said. The centerpiece of the facility is a plasma chamber, which ...

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Ohio report on fracking tax misses deadline, work continues

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group studying Ohio’s oil-and-gas severance tax will miss a state budget-imposed deadline for releasing its report even after the state Senate president initially called it a “hard deadline” and told reporters it was likely coming this week. Ohio Senate spokesman John Fortney said Thursday that work continues on the report and the group is making ...

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Ratification of UAW, FCA deal appears mathematically impossible

DETROIT– Ratification of a deal between the UAW union and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles appears to be impossible after workers at assembly plants in Toledo, Ohio, and the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights on Tuesday overwhelming voted against a proposed four-year contract, the latest in a string of decisive defeats that now makes ratification of the deal a long shot. In ...

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Pennsylvania will monitor for earthquake activity linked to fracking

Pennsylvania plans to increase monitoring of seismic activity as tremors linked to hydraulic fracking in other drilling states spur calls for stepped up strategies to deal with human-induced earthquakes. The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday they will spend $531,000 on a network of seismic activity monitors at 30 stations across ...

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No action in Ohio fracking tax standoff as deadline arrives

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Compromise is still eluding members of the Ohio Legislature on Republican Gov. John Kasich’s (KAY’-siks) proposed tax hike on oil-and-gas drillers. The extra time granted by legislative leaders to strike a deal with the powerful energy lobby is set to expire Thursday. In pulling the tax issue from the state budget in June, Senate President Keith ...

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