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'Big Foot' Drilling Results Impressive

Company records show Rice Energy's "Bigfoot" Utica Shale well in central Belmont County produced about 2 billion cubic feet of natural gas over the last five months, meaning the mineral owners should soon be seeing considerable royalty payments.

Waterless Fracking Getting Trial Run at Utica Well in Ohio

A waterless fracking company is finally seeing its unique method put to work in Ohio's Utica shale play, and executives think the state's rules bode well for the technique.

Hundreds of Responders Attend First Annual Shale Safety Institute

On Saturday, Belmont College welcomed more than 250 local first responders to their campus for the first annual shale safety institute. The institute was a partnership between Belmont College and Hess Corporation.

Energy Industry Trains Ohio Emergency Responders

The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program recently completed its fall firefighter training series and added 92 firefighters to the number of first responders that have been trained how to effectively manage and address potential and rare incidents associated with the oil and gas industry.