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  • Ohio shale boom helping truckers roll on, study find

    January 30, 2013

    Columbus Business First. Ohio trucking companies are growing due to development of shale gas resources in the state and shipping executives seem bullish about the benefits it will bring them, says a new study done for the trucking industry. More than a fourth of the Ohio companies surveyed sai [...]

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  • Countdown: Shale boom counties enjoy sales tax bounty

    January 24, 2013

    Columbus Business First. Cash registers are ringing in Utica shale play country, contributing to double-digit increases in sales tax revenue in the seven counties in eastern Ohio that top the statein the number of Utica shale drilling permits, according to a new analysis by Energy in Depth Ohio, a [...]

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  • Shale development already lifting Youngstown area, lawmaker tells colleagues

    January 23, 2013

    Columbus Business First. State Rep. Sean O’Brien had some numbers to share Wednesday with his fellow legislators about what the Utica shale play has meant for his district in the Youngstown area. Speaking at a Statehouse luncheon sponsored by oil and natural gas lobbying groups, the Democrat [...]

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  • Fracking for natural gas being powered by it, too

    January 21, 2013

    Youngstown Vindicator.  Advances in hydraulic fracturing technology have powered the American natural gas boom. And now hydraulic fracturing could be increasingly powered by the very fuel it has been so successful in coaxing up from the depths. Oil- and gas-field companies from Pennsylvania to T [...]

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  • Billions set aside for Ohio drilling

    January 20, 2013

    News-Messenger.  Billions of dollars will pour into Ohio's Utica Shale this year. How much of that eventually will be recovered from the shale in the form of lucrative hydrocarbons remains a mystery, one that might not be solved this year. More than $1.2 billion so far has been budgeted for dril [...]

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  • Utica, Marcellus shale plays could be part of $10 trillion in new U.S. economic activity

    January 17, 2013

    Columbus Business First. The Utica and Marcellus shale plays in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New York state are part of what could turn out to be more than $10 trillion in additional economic activity in the U.S. once shale oil and natural gas resources are fully developed, says a new rep [...]

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