Pennsylvania's DCNR Secretary Resigns

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Governor Tom Corbett has forced Richard J. Allan, Pennsylvania’s Secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, to resign.  Effective immediately, Ellen Ferretti, Deputy Secretary for P(…)

Gulfport Energy Reports Positive Utica Production Results

Gulfport Energy Corporation reported positive production results for its Shugert 1-1H well in Ohio’s Utica shale.  Located in Belmont County, Ohio, Shugert 1-1H tested at a peak rate of 20.0 million cubic feet per day of natural gas, 144 barrels of co(…)

Site Preparation Begins for Ohio Gas Collection and Processing Plant

Utica East Ohio Midstream has begun site preparation for a shale gas collection and processing plant, according to  The site, located on 117 acres south of Hanoverton, Columbiana County, will be the home of the $400 million plant, which(…)

Federal Court rejects PIOGA’s Contempt Motion – But Cautions Forest Service

In July 2011, PIOGA filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania seeking to hold the United States Forest Service in contempt of court for allegedly failing to adhere to the Court’s December 2009 preliminary injun(…)