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Utica and Marcellus well activity in Ohio


Activity in the Utica Shale formation and Marcellus Shale formation in Ohio have both seen little change when compared to the last activity report.  Yet for one company, selling its Ohio acreage is top priority. Magnum Hunter Resources Corp., one of the more vocal advocates for the Utica Shale formation, shared that it is selling $450 million worth of its ...

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O&G operations data gets an upgrade

FracFocus, a national project that has been collecting data on unconventional oil and gas operations and making it available for the public, has just upgraded the way its information is viewed. Beginning last Friday, FracFocus’s information is now available to view in downloadable aggregated format.  Before, the information was only available in Portable Document Format (PDF).  The information is gathered ...

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Magnum Hunter puts Ohio land on the market

Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. has shared that it is looking to sell $450 million worth of its land in Ohio. As reported by the Columbus Business Frist, Magnum Hunter, a prominent advocate of the Utica shale formation in eastern Ohio, is working towards a joint venture.  The plan is for the company to “sell some of its undeveloped and unproved ...

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Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood chosen to be an EcoDistrict incubator

A rapid-transit bus system through Uptown has been discussed, analyzed and debated for years, but a plan that has been riding alongside it is taking shape. In 2014, EcoDistricts, an organization in Portland, Ore., chose Uptown among eight neighborhoods nationwide to be an EcoDistrict incubator, with training and support for its emerging plans. Since 2012, 26 cities have participated. The ...

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Dixfield residents speak to pros, cons of wind development at public hearing

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DIXFIELD — More than 50 residents met Thursday evening at Dirigo High School to express their opinions on whether to approve a revised Wind Energy Facility Ordinance and repeal the prior ordinance. Patriot Renewables LLC of Quincy, Mass., approached Dixfield officials three years ago about constructing a 20-megawatt wind turbine project on the Col. Holman Mountain ridge. Residents approved a ...

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New Allegheny Technologies plant project is rolling along

Allegheny Technologies Inc. on Thursday provided the first look inside its new hot-rolling mill in Harrison, touting the state-of-the-art steel processing facility as a long-term commitment to the region that will allow the company to broaden its markets and better compete with domestic and foreign steel producers. The $1.2 billion project — the largest investment in ATI’s history — was ...

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Rice Energy doubles natural gas production

Rice Energy is boosting its expectation for how much natural gas it will extract from shale this year despite low prices that have some Marcellus companies planning to dial back their production. The Cecil-based company on Thursday outlined results from new Marcellus and Utica shale wells that analysts called impressive and helped more than double production over last year. CEO ...

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