Fracking http://wyso.org en In Effort To Benefit From Shale Boom, U.S. Steel Producers Struggle With Foreign Competition http://wyso.org/post/effort-benefit-shale-boom-us-steel-producers-struggle-foreign-competition <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.4401441097259522;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:17pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-e006d135-6bf7-bb7f-bcee-65ab21277869"><span style="font-size: 13px; font-family: Verdana; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Shale drilling across much of the United States has increased demand for steel pipe, which has benefited U.S. steel producers, but that picture is starting to change as foreign steel makers increasingly enjoy the payoff. </span></span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:25:29 +0000 Brian Bull 50939 at http://wyso.org In Effort To Benefit From Shale Boom, U.S. Steel Producers Struggle With Foreign Competition Kasich, Republicans Differ On Oil & Gas Tax http://wyso.org/post/kasich-republicans-differ-oil-gas-tax <p></p><p>Governor Kasich’s proposal in his mid-biennium budget to raise taxes on oil and gas drillers in Ohio is being met with resistance from Republicans in the Ohio legislature. In this week’s PoliticsOhio, the Statehouse News Bureau’s Andy Chow tells Emily McCord that two different proposals are being debated.</p><p></p><p>Chow reports that the current tax rate on oil and gas drillers is very low compared to other states. Governor Kasich’s proposal would raise the tax to 2.75 percent. Matt Huffman (R-Lima) has a different proposal that would raise the tax to 2.25 percent.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:46:56 +0000 Emily McCord 47722 at http://wyso.org Kasich, Republicans Differ On Oil & Gas Tax Democrats Want Probe Into ODNR And Fracking Controversy http://wyso.org/post/democrats-want-probe-odnr-and-fracking-controversy <p>An environmental group has discovered a controversial playbook that a state department drew up to tackle oil and gas drilling issues. The plan calls into question the relationship between a state agency and the industry it’s supposed to regulate. Now, two state lawmakers are asking for legislative hearings to further investigate hearings.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:31:05 +0000 Ohio Public Radio & Andy Chow 46092 at http://wyso.org Democrats Want Probe Into ODNR And Fracking Controversy Middletown Plant Part Of Trend Towards Natural Gas, Away From Coal http://wyso.org/post/middletown-plant-part-trend-towards-natural-gas-away-coal <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-6e5c90f3-e0fe-7507-de44-fb2a06f5abd0"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Plans for a new natural gas-fired power plant have been announced in Middletown. The plant would employ 300-400 people for about three years of construction, and 25-30 when it is up and running in 2018. </span></span></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 04:24:11 +0000 Lewis Wallace 45254 at http://wyso.org Middletown Plant Part Of Trend Towards Natural Gas, Away From Coal Some Groups, Residents Question Ohio Fracking Permitting http://wyso.org/post/some-groups-residents-question-ohio-fracking-permitting <p>Some environmental groups and eastern Ohio residents say the state is hurrying permits for gas processing plants amid the shale drilling boom.</p><p>They say fast-tracking some permit requests prevents examination of local concerns about air and water pollution from refineries and the fracking process that frees the gas. Ohio Environmental Council lobbyist Jack Shaner says the state is bending over backward to accommodate the industry.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 45119 at http://wyso.org