One injection well in Trumbull County has been cleared of causing earthquakes, but a second injection well remains under investigation, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Both wells were shut down in August after a 2.1 earthquake occurred.
The shallower well only goes down about a half mile and it is unlikely that it caused the quake, the state said on Thursday.
The second well is deeper. It remains shut down.To read more or comment...
From Gastar Exploration on Thursday:
Gastar intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay all of the outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility, to fund its drilling and development program and for general corporate purposes. Gastar expects the offering to close on
From Bloomberg News:
By David Voreacos and Alex Nussbaum
James Henrikson and Doug Carlile dreamed of getting rich off the North Dakota oil boom. Now federal prosecutors have accused Henrikson of hiring a masked gunman to kill Carlile in his kitchen in Spokane, Washington, last December.
Henrikson, 35, orchestrated the murder of Carlile, his partner in a hydraulic fracturing or fracking venture, according to an indictment unsealed Sept. 17. Henrikson, a felon with drug and weapons arrests, also is charged with arranging the murder of a trucker who vanished in 2012. He faces the death penalty or life in prison.To read more or comment...
From the American Petroleum Institute today:
WASHINGTON, September 19, 2014 ─ American Petroleum Institute President & CEO Jack Gerard once again urged President Obama to finally approve the Keystone XL pipeline, noting that six years ago today the initial application for the project was submitted to the State Department.
“How many more anniversaries of KXL delays will American workers have to endure,” said Gerard. “President Obama continues to stand in the way of the tens of thousands of jobs this pipeline would create. Refining more Canadian oil at American refineries is a no brainer. Or it certainly should be, whether you look at the project’s benefits or the administration’s own studies. It will help displace oil from unstable parts of the world while enhancing our national and economic security. Americans overwhelmingly support building the Keystone XL pipeline.
“Leadership on sound energy policy is sorely needed in Washington. If after six years and five federal reviews, the White House refuses to take charge to secure our energy future, then Congress must act. Voters have embraced the North American energy boom and it’s about time their elected officials listen up.
“The KXL political gridlock will be part of the president’s legacy on how not to conduct infrastructure assessments, on how not to bring about job creation, on how not to secure ties with your top ally and trading partner, and certainly on how not to set sound foreign policy signals toward a strong and vibrant energy and national security state. Americans need to know their government can make a decision that is in the country’s best interest.”
API represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry also supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.