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Monroe County processing plant set to open later this month

Officials at Blue Racer Midstream are diligently working to begin operations at its Berne processing complex in Monroe County by the end of this month, according to a report by the Associated Press. The company anticipates that the Utica Shale formation in Ohio will be home to more than 1,800 wells by the end of 2015, and the new facility ...

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Fracking near W.Va. chemical plant on hold

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A Houston company’s plans to drill for natural gas near a Marshall County chemical plant are on hold. A Marshall County circuit judge late last week issued a temporary restraining order blocking gas drilling, or fracking, by Gastar Exploration Inc. near Axiall Corp.’s chemical manufacturing plant at Natrium. A full hearing on the matter is scheduled for ...

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Marcellus expert says more scrutiny needed of fracking near Marshall chemical plant

One of the nation’s best-known experts on the Marcellus Shale concluded that more investigation is needed before a Houston firm is allowed to move forward with natural gas wells near the site of a “near-catastrophic” fracking incident at a Marshall County chemical plant. Penn State geologist Terry Engelder, who did groundbreaking work about the gas reserves available in the Marcellus ...

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