Links for 4/9/14: Severance Tax Matters, New Regulations, and More

Ohio Gas & Oil:  Severance Tax Has "Tortured History"   -   "In mid-March, Tom Stewart of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association was giving a severance tax proposal plan being developed by Republicans in the Ohio House a 50-50 chance..."

Natural Gas Now:  Duke’s Robert Jackson: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly   -   "Duke University’s Dr. Robert Jackson, who is ubiquitously quoted in media articles regarding the subject of fracking as a skeptic with a ready “on the other hand” quote to denigrate natural gas development, appeared at..."

The Review:  Commissioner Keeps Eye on Shale Development   -   "Columbiana County Commissioner Tim Weigle is keeping his eyes on the state's severance tax legislation and a bird's eye view on the Utica Shale development under way in..."

Yahoo News:  Series of Small Earthquakes Rock Oklahoma in Record Seismic Activity   -   " Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some seismologists say may be tied to oil..."

Ohio Gas & Oil:  Land Leasing Surge in Wayne, Holmes Counties Has Quieted Down   -   "In 2010, the staff of The Daily Record in Wooster started receiving calls about people coming into the Wayne County Recorder’s Office dredging through deeds. They were looking through the gas and oil leases. People also started calling the newspaper about..."

Akron Beacon Journal:  Ohio Toughens Rules on Fugitive Air Emissions From Drilling   -   "The state of Ohio on Friday tightened up state rules on air emissions from natural gas-oil drilling. Ohio became just the third state in the United States to target what are called fugitive emissions or releases of methane gas from valves, connectors and other..."

Environmental Defense Fund:  Tighter Air Standards in Ohio Part of Growing Trend   -   "Environmental Defense Fund today applauded Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for adopting nationally leading requirements to reduce air pollution from oil and gas operations. The rules target so-called fugitive emissions..."

Ohio Gas & Oil:  Caldwell Village Says "Superloads" Causing Problems   -   "Caldwell Mayor David Evans has asked the Ohio Department of Trasportation to not route through town vehicles that require special hauling permits. Vehicles — some described as “superloads” — carrying equipment to gas and oil sites throughout Noble County have reportedly come..."

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