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Coal Plants Get New Lease on Life with Natural Gas

Posted in Energy
National Geographic reports on the growing number of coal power plants converted to run on natural gas: In the past four years, at least 29 coal units in 10 states have switched to natural gas or biomass, according to SNL Financial, a market data firm. Another 54 units, mostly in the U.S. Northeast and Midwest, are… Continue Reading

PA: Universities and Charities Benefiting from Marcellus Shale

Posted in Energy
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports on the windfall PA universities and charities are seeing from the Marcellus Shale:  Some universities and charities don’t need a gas well in their backyards to be enriched by the Marcellus shale frenzy. Contributions of mineral rights and royalty checks are flowing in from landowners who are sitting on fortunes because of the… Continue Reading

WV: Gastar Wins Bid to Drill Under Ohio River

Posted in Energy
Gastar Exploration is the winning bidder for the right to develop the Marcellus and Utica formations under the Ohio River in West Virginia. The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register reports: Because his company spent more than $500 million while successfully fracking 64 Marcellus and Utica shale wells in Marshall County, Mike McCown believes Gastar Exploration can… Continue Reading

Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant Slated for Middletown, Ohio

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Plans to construct a natural gas-fired power plant in Middletown, Ohio are underway. The Dayton Daily News reports:  Plans to build a natural gas-fired power plant in Middletown have so far faced no public opposition and developers say they’re on schedule to start construction of the more than $500 million project next year pending regulatory… Continue Reading

Effects of Falling Oil and Gas Prices

Posted in Energy
Columbus Business First reports on some of the (less-known) effects of falling oil and gas prices:  Falling gasoline prices have always been good for the economy, allowing consumers to spend money elsewhere instead of on refueling their vehicles. But this time there are losers as oil prices fall – businesses and workers involved in the domestic energy… Continue Reading

CNG Fueling Station Opens in Findlay, Ohio

Posted in Energy
From Business Wire: "IGS CNG Services and Speedway LLC (Speedway) announced the opening of their compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Findlay, Ohio. It is located at Speedway’s existing station at 3730 Speedway Drive, at the State Route 99 exit (exit #161) off of I-75.At the station, there are two fuel lanes, with one… Continue Reading

Marcellus Shale Created 45,0000 Construction Jobs According to New Study

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A new study commissioned by the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee found that the Marcellus shale play created over 45,000 construction jobs between 2008 through the first half of 2014. The study concludes that: A preliminary examination of employment data in states related to the Marcellus Shale Play (i.e., Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia)… Continue Reading