Archive for August, 2012

Foul odor has Jefferson Twp. residents fuming
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Foul odor has Jefferson Twp. residents fuming

JEFFERSON TWP — “A foul odor has residents calling on the government to shut down a local company, and they are fed up with the smell. Neighbors said they have been dealing with the smell for more than a decade, and now it is time for the government to shut […]

Letter to Neal Nesbitt, President-elect of Ohio State Medical Association
Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing / Right-to-Know

Letter to Neal Nesbitt, President-elect of Ohio State Medical Association

Drillers rattled as ethane, propane prices plunge
Chesapeake Energy / Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Drillers rattled as ethane, propane prices plunge

PITTSBURGH, PA — “The softening in prices is sorry news for drillers that have relied on natural gas liquids to compensate for record-low natural gas prices. Natural gas liquids, or NGLs, are extracted alongside the natural gas and stripped out for sale at prices that tend to follow higher crude […]

Galion city manager says Praire State deal good for city
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Galion city manager says Praire State deal good for city

GALION — “Toy says it is true to megawatt per hour rate Galion will pay Prairie State Energy increased from the time the agreement was approved in 2007 to the time construction was completed and it started generating electricity. But he says the increase has been expected, and he does […]

Chesapeake squeezes landowners on costs amid cash crunch
Chesapeake Energy / Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Chesapeake squeezes landowners on costs amid cash crunch

NEW YORK, NY — “Donna Thornton made sure to include a no-cost provision in her contract with Chesapeake Energy Corp. that let the driller harvest natural gas beneath 2.5 acres of her property in Louisiana. Thinking she had excluded production and marketing expenses and would therefore secure higher royalty payments, […]

Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Slag runoff may have caused Brookfield fish kill

BROOKFIELD — “The Ohio EPA said Wednesday that runoff from a construction site is to blame for dead fish in a Brookfield pond. On Tuesday evening, residents at Brookfield Acres Trailer Park off Warner Road noticed numerous dead fish in their pond. Officials with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources […]

Widely eyed US energy data seen providing false readings
Chesapeake Energy / Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

Widely eyed US energy data seen providing false readings

NEW YORK, NY — “Energy investors have taken bets for years on what they thought was an important indicator of future energy production: the weekly rig count data provided by oil service firms. They may want to be careful about how much money they put on the table. A Reuters […]

A late bet on coal may not pay off
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

A late bet on coal may not pay off

NEW YORK, NY — “But at least for the near term, the owners will be paying extra for electricity, according to a report produced at the behest of anti-coal groups. When the construction cost rose from the $4 billion estimate to what the opponents put at $4.9 billion, the price […]

Energy / Hydraulic Fracturing

The natural gas ‘Ponzi scheme’

NEW YORK, NY — “It remains to be seen if the entire shale gas industry is a Ponzi scheme. More likely is the possibility that it is overhyped by Wall Street and Natural Gas firms, who bought up large plots of land and issued optimistic projections to suck other companies […]

Ohio cities stuck with Illinois power
AMP / Coal / Energy / Prairie State Coal Plant

Ohio cities stuck with Illinois power

Report: Through 2025, those with a stake in coal-fired plant will pay above-market prices COLUMBUS — “Environmentalists have been critical of Prairie State because it uses coal at a time when the electric-power industry is moving toward more use of natural gas and renewable energy. The Energy Information Administration reports […]