Ohio’s newest natural gas-fired power plant is online, Kallanish Energy reports. The 870-megawatt Oregon Clean Energy Center began commercial operations on July 1. The merchant plant was christened on Monday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
Drillers in the Utica and Marcellus shales in the Appalachian Basin are getting more money for their natural gas, thanks to the new pipelines, says the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The difference between the Henry Hub national benchmark price in Louisiana and daily spot natural gas prices at pricing hubs in the Appalachian Basin has narrowed as new pipeline projects are completed, Kallanish Energy reports.
Ethanol producer POET Biorefining, which has three plants in Ohio, said it will break ground next Tuesday on a $120 million expansion project that will more than double capacity at its Marion, Ohio, ethanol facility.
An anti-fracking charter amendment could be kept off the Youngstown, Ohio, Nov. 7, ballot by the Mahoning County Board of Elections because of a conflict with state law, the Youngstown Vindicator newspaper reported.
Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) said Friday sabotage or an accident might have caused diesel to get into drilling fluid that spilled into an Ohio wetland during construction of its Rover natural gas pipeline.
Pin Oak Energy Partners, an Akron, Ohio-based privately-held producer, said Wednesday it has closed a deal with an undisclosed seller for oil and gas assets in Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Mahoning counties in Ohio, and Mercer, Crawford and Venango counties in Pennsylvania.