Posts Authored by Aaron M. Bruggeman

DeWine announces J.P. Nauseef as the next president of JobsOhio

Governor Mike DeWine and JobsOhio jointly announced J.P. Nauseef as the next president and investment officer of JobsOhio on Feb. 14, according to Ohio.gov. Dewine believes that Nauseef’s “extensive experience in the economic development field, and passion for selling Ohio as the best location for new and expanding businesses” positioned him as the most promising candidate. Previously, Nauseef served as a former U.S. Air Force Officer and is now chairman and co-founder of Krush Media Group. He is set to replace the current president, John Minor, in March. For more, read the full story

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Antero to pay $3.15 million fine for pollution violations in West Virginia

On February 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection filed a settlement in federal court requiring Antero to pay a $3.15 million fine over damages involving fracking, according to The State. The Colorado-based natural gas producer was found in violation of the Clean Water Act for illegally disposing of dredge in waters at 32 drilling sites across West Virginia. In addition to paying the fine, Antero is responsible for restoring the water supplies affected and the surrounding areas.  For more, read the full story

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2019 Infrastructure Funding: How to get it and spend it wisely

On January 14, 2019, the President signed the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (H.R. 7279), granting municipalities new statutory tools to affordably confront expensive infrastructure challenges using Integrated Planning. Bricker & Eckler, McMahon DeGulis and Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District are hosting a series of free public infrastructure planning events to discuss these tools and the integrated planning process.

This program will be offered in various Ohio locations February through May. For more information, including schedule, location details and to register, visit the event page.

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TransCanada transforming to TC Energy

Canadian pipeline company TransCanada Corp. will soon be changing their name to TC Energy, according to the Washington Post. If approved, the company says their new name will reflect their growth into the U.S. and Mexico markets. For more, read the full story

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Ohio among top states for oil and natural gas proved reserves

In newly released data by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Ohio is now among the top five states for oil and natural gas proved reserves, according to the Dayton Business Journal. Other top states include Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Louisiana.  For more, read the full story.

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Natural gas production on the rise in Ohio

At the end of the third quarter, Ohio’s natural gas production was up 39% to 6.9 billion cubic feet per day, according to API SmartBrief.  Belmont, Jefferson and Monroe counties and Ascent Resources were top producers. For more, read the full story.

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Ohio EPA issues permits for potential cracker plant construction

The Ohio EPA recently issued air and waterways discharge permits to allow PTTGCA and Daelim Industrial Co. to construct a multi-billion cracker plant along the Ohio River, according to Columbus Business First. While both companies have yet to announce a final decision on the project, these newly issued permits are one of the last needed to start construction. For more, read the full story

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Rick Perry expects Appalachia to take global petrochemical market share

In a speech at the annual National Petroleum Council Meeting on Tuesday, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said that the Appalachian region will advance the U.S.’s global petrochemical market share, according to the Washington Examiner. However, he also said the region needs an ethane storage hub to realize this potential. For more, read the full story.

 

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Live interview breaks down impacts of new Royal Dutch Shell plant

Dan Brockett, Extension Educator of the Penn State Extension, discussed the impending impacts of Royal Dutch Shell’s $6 billion ethane cracker plant near Monaca, Pa., including new construction and manufacturing jobs, in an interview with The Business Journal. He also discussed potential uses and geographic areas for the abundant polyethylene products created.

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Top U.S. shale firms pledge $100 million to negatively affected areas

The new Permian Strategic Partnership, comprised of 17 top energy companies, formed to contribute $100 million to ease substantial negative effects felt in the Permian Basin from the regional shale oil and gas boom, according to Reuters. The money will aim to improve labor and housing shortages, overtaxed health care, traffic congestion, and more social and economic woes.  For more, read the full story.

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