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FirstEnergy is finding new electricity sales in Ohio’s shale play

By DAN SHINGLER Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. has found a new market for huge amounts of industrial-scale electricity among the natural gas processing plants that are springing up in eastern Ohio. With some plants reportedly spending millions of dollars on electricity per month, it’s little wonder the utility is hopeful and willing to invest. “These plants

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Upstate NY to Cuomo: We Need Fracking, ‘We Need Work’

By John Blosser To frack or not to frack, that is the question, and New York’s Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resounding “not” has not discouraged pro-fracking activists in the Empire State.Anywhere from 200 to 600 people, depending on whom you ask, showed up in freezing weather at a rally at a Binghamton, N.Y., Holiday Inn

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The energy boom: It’s not just for men

KENEDY — A stiff, chilly wind from the north whips through the city. Ingrid Hollinger isn’t fazed. She’s felt this kind of cold before. “I’m used to it by now,” she says, standing in the shadows of an oil rig. “You kind of get used to it after a while.” It’s here at a recently

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Lift the ban on exporting oil

By Chris Faulkner Crude oil prices are down 40 percent in recent months. There’s a surplus of two million barrels being pumped each day. Estimates are that demand for oil will fall in 2015. And yet in the face of all this, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is holding its oil production

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Fracking will boost Maryland’s economy

Wenonah Hauter’s recent op-ed on the dangers of fracking in Maryland missed the mark completely (“There is no safe fracking, Mr. O’Malley,” Dec. 3). Ms. Hauter argues that Gov. Martin O’Malley “mishandled” the decision to allow fracking in the state. What she fails to acknowledge is that Mr. O’Malley had the state Department of Natural

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