Posts Authored by Aaron M. Bruggeman

Anticipated TEAL Natural Gas Pipeline project begins some service

A company filing by Enbridge Inc. with U.S. federal energy regulators revealed that the Canadian energy company’s Texas Eastern Appalachian Lease natural gas pipeline project began some service in early October, according to Reuters. The Ohio pipeline will connect Marcellus and Utica Shale product from the tristate with other regions in the U.S. and Canada. For more, read the full story.


Guernsey Power Station Groundbreaking Set For March

Although the Guernsey Power Station project start date has been delayed several times, Cambridge-Guernsey County Community Improvement Corporation Executive Director Norm Blanchard recently revealed that a March groundbreaking is underway, according to The Daily Jeffersonian. The natural gas fueled power station will employ 300 to 500 construction workers and 25 permanent highly skilled employees. For more, read the full story.


Shale Gas Market Value May Soon Reach $214 Billion

The sheer number of global shale reserves coupled with the competitive pricing and many uses of its gas could launch the international shale gas market value to $214 billion by 2022, according to the Empowered News. Although only the U.S., Canada and China currently produce shale gas, an uptick of international production could cause this growth. For more, read the full story.


Reliable One Resources Acquires Athens County Disposal Wells Facility

Reliable One Resources recently announced its purchase of a functioning Athens County water disposal and injection facility, ideally located by the Marcellus and Utica Shales, and their oil and gas producing areas, according to NewMediaWire. As coverage on oil and gas wastewater produced by sites like the Marcellus Shale grows, Reliable One hopes to corner the market with regional water mitigation solutions. For more, read the full story.


West Virginia joins international Energy Coalition

West Virginia was unanimously admitted to the Energy Council on Sept. 23, an international coalition focused on energy-related issues within states and international provinces, according to The Weirton Daily Times. The council provides a nonpartisan forum for legislators to dialogue on current energy issues and best practices, and is now comprised of 13 states and two Canadian provinces. For more, read the full story

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Ohio’s energy industry spurs billions in economic development

Ohio’s unique proximity to the Utica and Marcellus shale formations has made the state a national leader in energy, according to the Morning Star. This positioning has contributed to over $70 billion in private sector energy investments within the state and innumerable benefits within local economies. For more, read the full story


Shell Chemicals will use two of the largest cranes in the world

Shell Chemicals acquired two of the largest cranes in the world to assist with significant heavy lifting components of its Potter Township ethane cracker plant site construction, according to The Times. The larger crane is 675 feet tall and can lift 3,500 tons at a time, and the other crane is 430 feet tall and can lift 3,000 tons a time, according to Shell Spokesman Joe Minnittee. For more, read the full story.


LyondellBasell finalizes acquisition

LyondellBasell finalized its acquisition of Ohio plastics maker A. Schulman for $2.25 billion, doubling the size of its plastics compounding business, according to the Houston Chronicle. The acquisition, announced earlier this year, will enable the Houston petrochemicals company to produce a wider range of plastic compounds for use in consumer and industrial products. For more, read the full story


New Ohio Oil and Gas Association leader remarks on the industry’s future

The newest leader of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, Matt Hammond, spoke about “demand opportunities” within the oil and gas industry during a recent visit to Cambridge, according to the Columbus Dispatch. He emphasized the positive effects of the booming industry, and the importance of communicating those. For more, read the full story


Bricker partners with Ohio advancement groups to host economic development trainings

Attorneys within Bricker & Eckler's economic development practice have partnered with APEG, JobsOhio and OEDA to design and host EDNow!, an upcoming economic development training program. EDNow! empowers elected and appointed community leaders, especially those within Southern and Eastern Ohio, to guide their local communities’ futures with cutting-edge economic development strategies. Buckeye Hills Regional Council, OVRDC and OMEGA have also assisted with this initiative.

The program will be offered in various Ohio locations on September 26 and October 10. For more information, including the schedule, location details and ticket information, visit the EDNow! event page.

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