Archive / Month: September 2015

SOPA activities receive recognition

The Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) staff and efforts were recently recognized with awards by the Ohio Economic Development Association (ODEA).

It was announced in 2014 that Rural King would be locating a distribution center and store in Waverly. To get to that point a lot of work had to be…

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Jefferson port hears of successes

STEUBENVILLE – Investors in the Jefferson County Port Authority heard success stories from Ed Rice of Signs Limited and Ed Looman of the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth during the Wednesday morning quarterly authority investors meeting at East Gateway Community College.

Rice told the investors he plans to build a 3,000-…

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Thai company gets serious about possible Belmont County chemical plant

A giant Asian petrochemical company is taking the next step in a process that could lead it to build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical complex in eastern Ohio along the Ohio River.

Thailand-based PTT Global Chemical said on Thursday that it will spend $100 million on engineering work over the next nine to…

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ODNR Releases First Quarter Production Numbers for Oil and Gas

COLUMBUS, OH – During the first quarter of 2015, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 4,401,687 barrels of oil and 183,585,256 Mcf (183 billion cubic feet) of natural gas, according to figures released today by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Oil increased by more than 842,000 barrels and gas by more…

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JobsOhio Grant to Fund Enviromental Cleanup at Barium & Chemicals, Inc.

PRESS RELEASE

STEUBENVILLE – Deborah A. Venci, President, Barium & Chemicals, Inc., announced today that a $450,000 grant from the JobsOhio Revitalization Program will be used to complete an environmental remediation project at its facility at 515 Kingsdale Road, Steubenville, Ohio.

The grant will help Barium & Chemicals retain 27 jobs and…

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Chillicothe setting up development deal with Green Township

Chillicothe is eyeing a tax-sharing arrangement with neighboring Green Township that development officials say would bring new revenue streams to each community and spur business investment in the area.

Setting up a Joint Economic Development District, like the one on 600 acres near Rickenbacker International Airport, could be structured to extend…

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Record natural gas production set

CLAIRSVILLE – Oil is commonly known as black gold, and Rice Energy’s Gold Digger well pumped a prolific 1.55 billion cubic feet worth of natural gas from April 1 to June 30, helping Ohio establish a quarterly record for Marcellus and Utica shale yields.

Although U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates predict…

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