An Ohio state agency has approved another natural gas-fired power plant outside of Toledo, Kallanish Energy reports. Last Thursday, the Ohio Power Siting Board approved the construction of a 955-megawatt gas-fired power plant in Oregon in Lucas County.
Belmont County is now the center of Utica Shale drilling activity in Ohio, Kallanish Energy reports. Belmont has surpassed Carroll County in the number of drilling permits issued since 2011 by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Organizers are hoping to collect more than 305,591 signatures in Ohio to put two constitutional amendments on the statewide November 2018 ballot. Both efforts would give Ohioans more power to pass and enforce local laws that might conflict with state laws including shale drilling and pipelines, Kallanish Energy reports.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has asked Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners to halt horizontal drilling under streams and highways for its $4.2 billion Rover natural gas pipeline, Kallanish Energy reports.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has given Rover Pipeline LLC approval to conduct horizontal directional drilling under streams and highways at four more locations along the route of the 711-mile natural gas pipeline across northern Ohio.