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  • State Criticized for Shifting Millions from Oil-and-Gas Fund to Settle Unrelated Lawsuit

    July 10, 2017

    Columbus Dispatch. With three legislators objecting to the “raid,” a state board on Monday approved appropriating $15 million from an oil-and-gas fund designated by law to protect Ohioans and the environment, to be used to pay a settlement of an unrelated lawsuit. The Controlling Board voted [...]

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  • Controlling Board Approves Oil And Gas Fund Money For Settlement Of Grand Lake St. Marys Dispute

    July 10, 2017

    Gongwer News Service Ohio. Controlling Board members voted 4-3 Monday to fund a settlement worth $17.5 million between the Department of Natural Resources and landowners near Grand Lake St. Marys. Three members - Rep. Jack Cera (D-Bellaire), Rep. Scott Ryan (R-Newark) and Sen. Charleta B. Tavare [...]

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  • Victor Davis Hanson: Fracking Boosts US Economy, Security

    July 8, 2017

    Columbus Dispatch. Less than 10 years ago, America’s energy future looked bleak. World oil prices in 2008 had spiked to more than $100 per barrel of crude. “Peak oil” — the theory that the world had already extracted more crude oil than was still left in the ground — was America’s [...]

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  • Thai Company Moves Ahead With Land Purchase for Petrochemical Plant

    July 3, 2017

    Columbus Dispatch. An Asian company considering building a giant petrochemical plant in eastern Ohio has bought land that could be used for the project if it moves forward. PTT Global Chemical of Thailand bought the 168-acre site in Belmont County last month from Akron utility company FirstEnerg [...]

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  • Natural Gas Jobs Could Continue Climbing in Ohio, West Virginia

    June 30, 2017

    Wheeling Intelligencer News-Register. Through fracking, pipelining, processing, abstracting, manufacturing and other fields, natural gas supported more than 224,000 jobs in Ohio and West Virginia in 2015, with the average annual salary for one of these occupations being more than $63,000, a new ind [...]

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  • Report: 2 Million More Natural Gas Jobs by 2040

    June 30, 2017

    Martins Ferry Times Leader. Through fracking, pipelining, processing, abstracting, manufacturing and other fields, natural gas supported more than 224,000 jobs in Ohio and West Virginia in 2015, with the average annual salary for one of these occupations being more than $63,000, a new industry-spon [...]

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