Posts Authored by Matt Warnock

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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Ohio EPA issues general permit authorization for storm water discharges

On September 17, 2018, Ohio EPA issued its General Permit Authorization for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activity from Oil and Gas Linear Transmission Line and Gathering Line Installation (the General Permit). Ohio EPA issued the permit in final form, effective immediately (with an effective date of September 17, 2018). Parties wishing to challenge the General Permit may do so by filing an appeal with the Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC) within 30 days of the permit issuance – by October 17, 2018. For more, read the full story.

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Cabot Oil & Gas opens branch office in Ashland County, Ohio

Cabot Oil & Gas has been testing oil wells in three Ashland County locations, according to Marcellus Drilling News. The company recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new branch office in Jeromesville and, although the corporation hasn’t formally announced findings yet, opening an office hints towards promising news. For more, read the full story

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Dominion Energy files to expand capacity in Pennsylvania-Ohio pipeline

In January, Dominion Energy requested to expand its existing DETI pipeline to deliver more Pennsylvania Marcellus gas into the Ohio Utica region, generating more electricity for the Midwest market, according to the Marcellus Drilling News. The requested construction is relatively small compared to the possible results, and the PA DEP recently published a request for comments on the project in the PA Bulletin. For more, read the full story

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Ohio and Oklahoma drilling expansions boost Gulfport production

Gulfport Energy Corp. saw a 28 percent production increase of natural gas equivalent in the second quarter, led by its recent drilling expansion into Ohio and Oklahoma, according to NewsOK. Ohio’s Utica Shale was especially successful, producing almost 97 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. For more, read the full story

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FERC unlikely to act on pipeline review before Powelson exit

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will not take any surprise action on its pipeline policy review at its Thursday open meeting, as comments are still coming in until July 26, Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur said Tuesday. FERC will instead focus on a slate of individual orders before Commissioner Robert Powelson steps down next month. For more, read the full story

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Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. builds exploratory wells in north-central Ohio

Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation, which previously drilled in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale regions, is drilling several wells in north-central Ohio (Ashland and Richland counties) to explore oil and natural gas potential below the Utica Shale, according to Farm and Dairy.  As part of this effort, the company is negotiating amendments to existing oil and gas/gas storage leases in the area to allow for horizontal drilling. For more, read the full story

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Hilcorp Energy Co. produces significant amounts of natural gas in Columbiana County

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported that Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co.’s wells in Columbiana County, Ohio yielded high amounts of natural gas from January to March 2018, according to The Business Journal.  For more, read the full story

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Shale gas revolution expected to continue growing

After a decade of transformative progress, economic growth from the shale gas revolution is not projected to slow down anytime soon, according to Forbes. IHS Markit recently reported its projection for natural gas production to expand by another 60% within the next two decades. For more, read the full story.

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Former EPA official becomes acting agency leader

Following the resignation of EPA deputy administrator Scott Pruitt, Ohio native Andrew Wheeler will be filling the role for at least a year, according to the Columbus Dispatch. If President Trump decides to nominate Wheeler to the position permanently, a Senate vote would be required. For more, read the full story

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