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Hydraulic fracturing triggered 77 small earthquakes last spring in Mahoning County, study says

Hydraulic fracturing at two well pads in Mahoning County caused 77 small earthquakes last March along a previously unknown geologic fault, a new scientific study says. The series of temblors included one quake of magnitude 3 — rare in Ohio — that was strong enough to be felt by neighbors, according to the study by three researchers from Miami University. ...

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources released 3Q shale production report

YOUNGSTOWN — Oil and natural-gas production from Ohio’s Utica Shale wells increased significantly in the third quarter of this year. Horizontal shale wells produced more than 3 million barrels of oil and 132 billion metric cubic feet of natural gas in the third quarter of 2014, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ report issued Friday. Oil production increased ...

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Study links hundreds of Ohio quakes to fracking

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. The report, which appears in the November issue of the journal Seismological Research Letters, identified nearly 400 tremors on a previously unmapped fault in Harrison County ...

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