Ohio oil production totals increase

It grew 17 percent compared to the last quarter of 2018. Horizontal shale wells in the state produced 6.8 million barrels of oil and 685 billion cubic feet of natural gas during the fourth quarter of last year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Friday. Oil production grew 17 percent compared to the last

Read More...

Plant plans reason for encouragement

Residents of our region received some positive news Wednesday when it was learned that a local company has plans to build a gas-to-liquids facility in Saline Township in northern Jefferson County. Hammondsville-based Orin Holdings and county officials see a big potential for the facility, which would be located on 500 acres of ground that has

Read More...

Oil & gas industry responds to Rolling Stone article

As the organization in charge of providing the general public with fact-based, educational information about Ohio’s important natural gas and oil industry, we’re deeply disappointed a recent article (“Rolling Stone Article Highlights Area Fracking Concerns,” Feb. 15) irresponsibly omitted key facts and context that is critical for readers to understand. Naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM) in

Read More...

Cheap shale gas attracts Thai petrochemical major to Ohio

PTT readies $5bn war chest to turn US into ‘second home base’   BANGKOK — PTT Global Chemical, an arm of Thai energy major PTT Group, has set aside $5 billion for its next five-year investment, of which around 80% will be spent on a petrochemical complex in the U.S. and acquisitions. Chief Executive Kongkrapan Intarajang said the company is

Read More...

Our time is now

by Tom Westfall WVONGA Board President The folks who make up West Virginia’s oil and natural gas industry are proud of their work. They’re moving West Virginia ahead, and economic numbers we see each year are a source of pride. We face challenges as commodity prices are decreasing. Prices will remain low for the foreseeable

Read More...

Low natural gas prices cause wave of impairments

As a result of continued low natural gas prices, oil and gas companies have had to recalculate and reduce the value of their assets to reflect the down market, according to ShaleOhio. Last month, Chevron Corp. recorded a $10 billion impairment last month and more than half of it was attributed to assets in the

Read More...

Natural gas production expects increase from 7 basins/plays in US

The Energy Information Administration projects natural gas production in the seven most productive basins and plays in the U.S. to rise 469 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d) from September to October, according to Kallanish Energy. Gas production will increase to more than 82.36 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), up from 81.89 Bcf/d in

Read More...

Activist Group Recycles False Narrative On Fracking Fluid Disclosures

An activist group is recycling its faulty claims and scare tactics around chemicals used in natural gas development as it shifts its anti-fracking efforts from Pennsylvania to Ohio. This year’s attempt by the Partnership for Policy Integrity (PPI) to resurrect debunked talking points about fracking fluid chemical exposure – which follows its similar report last

Read More...

Amid Pipeline Obstruction, Another Energy ‘Disaster’ For Cuomo’s New York

Now the City of Buffalo is suffering from Cuomo’s anti-fossil fuel fervor, as a recent Vanity Fair article highlights a $750 million state subsidy Elon Musk’s SolarCity received to open a plant there. And state taxpayers are paying the price. “For $750 million, we’re getting jobs that pay $2 an hour more than Aldi’s,” the story quotes

Read More...

Study Shows Rarity of Fracking-Related Methane in Groundwater

The overwhelming majority of methane found in groundwater samples near natural gas and oil drilling sites in Pennsylvania is naturally occurring, and not related to fracking, according to a new study from Penn State University. The research, which was funded by the National Science Foundation and U.S. Geological Survey, found 99.92 percent of the 20,751 water

Read More...

Enterprise gauges interest in ATEX pipeline expansion to Appalachian Basin

Enterprise Products Partners has started gauging shipper interest in a proposed 50,000 b/d expansion of its ATEX ethane pipeline, according to S&P Global Platts. The proposed expansion would move more materials from the Appalachian Basin to the company’s NGLs storage complex in Mont Belvieu, Texas. Enterprise has been looking to boost deliveries of oil, gas, and

Read More...

Appalachian Basin puts US gas production on pace to set record

The seven most productive, unconventional shale plays and basins in the Lower 48 U.S. states are projected to set a natural gas production record from August to September, according to the Energy Information Administration August Drilling Productivity Report. more than half of the production increase will be driven by the Marcellus and Utica shale plays

Read More...

President Trump Sees First Hand the Results of the Appalachian Basin’s Record Shale Production

The Appalachian Basin’s energy future has never looked better. As President Trump explained in a speech during his visit to Shell Chemical’s ethane cracker facility that is currently under construction in Beaver County, Pa.: “With your help, we’re not only unleashing American energy, we’re restoring the glory of American manufacturing and reclaiming our noble heritage

Read More...