Joshua Schneyer and Edward McAllister Reuters/ From The Chicago Tribune NEW YORK (Reuters) – Not so long ago, fracking was a technical term little known beyond the energy industry. Now it’s coming to Hollywood, as the fierce battle between environmentalists and oil firms is played out in several forthcoming films. Hydraulic fracturing, the controversial drilling [...]
The Associated Press JERSEY SHORE, Pa. – The first operating loss in about five years at a north-central Pennsylvania hospital is a sign of the influx of natural gas field workers without health insurance, the facility’s CEO said. Jersey Shore Hospital president and CEO Carey Plummer told the Sun-Gazette of Williamsport that many subcontractors attracted to [...]
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Business First by Jeff Bell, Staff reporter BP Plc (NYSE:BP) has started moving into its new operations center in the Youngstown area, signaling that the world’s mega-oil companies are coming to Ohio to drill for oil and natural gas in the Utica shale play. BP said Monday it plans to begin drilling operations in eastern [...]
Business First by Jeff Bell, Staff reporter Fracking will create about 267,000 jobs in Ohio over the next couple decades, while pumping more than $35 billion into the state, an economic-forecasting firm is predicting. An industry-supported study by Colorado-based IHS Global Insight projects nearly 144,000 people will be employed as soon as 2020 in what it calls “unconventional” oil [...]
DENVER, CO–(Marketwire – Dec 19, 2012) – ENSERVCO Corporation (OTCBB: ENSV) (OTCQB: ENSV), a provider of well-site services to the domestic onshore conventional and unconventional oil and gas industries, today announced it will be working under master service agreements (MSAs) with five major exploration and production companies targeting eastern Ohio’s Utica Shale formation. Preliminary work with three [...]
By Patty Yauger- Herald Standard A portion of the $1.4 million Marcellus shale impact fee received by Fayette County will be used to defray the cost of an equipment purchase, hire staff and fund an existing retirement fund deficit. County commissioners agreed Thursday to spend about $740,000 of the impact fee rather than use the [...]
Dow Jones Newswires Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil ASA (STO) said Wednesday it had purchased 70,000 acres of shale gas acreage in the U.S. Marcellus area for $590 million, and said it would become operator of the acreage. The acreage was purchased from the unlisted U.S. energy companies Grenadier Energy Partners LLC, PetroEdge Energy [...]
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government won votes that will permit fracking to continue in Germany, saying the technique may help the country’s energy supply security. Merkel’s coalition government defeated motions from the Green Party and Left Party that called for banning hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, after the opposition argued the technique is harmful to the environment. The vote was 309 against [...]