Encino in the News

Encino Energy donates $5,000 to aid the Appalachian Children Coalition
Encino Energy, March 13, 2021
LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Encino Energy is showing its support of the Appalachian Children Coalition with a $5,000 donation to help improve the overall well-being of children in the region. Read More.


Encino Energy donates to the Urban Mission to support food programs
Encino Energy, December 16, 2020
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — Encino Energy is making a difference this holiday season. The company called off its employee holiday party because of the pandemic and decided, instead, to shift those funds to a worthy cause, donating $3,500 to the Urban Mission to support its food programs. Read More.


Encino Energy Partners with Wildlife Education Center
Encino Energy, September 26, 2020
East Liverpool, OH — Encino Energy has partnered with the all-volunteer Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center in Columbiana County to complete a pavilion project and support the center’s geology road show. Read More.


Encino Joins ONE Future Coalition
Encino Energy, September 12, 2020
Houston, TX – Encino Acquisition Partners has joined the Our Nation’s Energy Future coalition, officials have announced. Read More.


Encino Energy Supports Frontline Workers
Encino Energy, May 4, 2020
Louisville, OH – Encino Energy provided Baskets of Hope to frontline workers in Stark County and Carroll County serving over 630 men and women supporting essential emergency, health and safety services to the public during COVID-19. Read More.


Encino Announces Retirement of Industry Leader John Applegath
Encino Energy, April 3, 2020
HOUSTON, TX – Encino Acquisition Partners (EAP) announced today that John Applegath, Vice President of Production Operations, is retiring after a distinguished forty-year career. Mr. Applegath, an American shale development pioneer, has helped guide EAP over the past year as the company expanded its Utica Shale operations. Read more.


Encino Energy and Habitat for Humanity Partner to Build Homes and Community


Encino Energy, Feb. 21, 2020
Louisville, Ohio, February 21, 2020 – Encino Energy and Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio have partnered to help Bryant and Gina Mowry, and their children James (8), Sophia (7), and Bennett (7.5 months) build their family’s future home in Mingo Junction. Read more.


Encino Acquisition Partners Appoints Alexandra Pruner to Board of Directors


Business Wire, November 18, 2019
HOUSTON, TX — Encino Acquisition Partners (EAP) announced today that Alexandra Pruner has joined its Board of Directors, effective as of November 13, 2019. Read more.


Encino Energy donates $35,000 toward Environment, Health and Safety projects


For Immediate Release, October 17, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Ohio — Encino Energy made major donations from the Encino Energy Community Partnership Program earlier today supporting environment, health and safety projects in Carroll and Jefferson counties. Read more.


Marcellus-Utica turn U.S. energy picture upside down


Kallanish Energy, March 22, 2019
NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and West Virginia and the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio have transformed the U.S. energy picture, an industry expert said Thursday, Kallanish Energy reports. Read more.


Former Range CEO, Encino Energy is deja vu all over again


Business Times, March 20, 2019 – By Paul Gough
There’s something somewhat familiar about the journey that former Range Resources Chairman and CEO John Pinkerton is taking with his newest company, Encino Energy. Read more.


Former Range Resources execs making big splash in Ohio


Business Times, March 20, 2019 – By Paul Gough
They’ve got the band back together. Encino Energy, which with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquired Chesapeake Energy’s Utica holdings for $2 billion last year, has quickly leapt to become one of Ohio’s biggest natural gas producers with 278.1 million cubic feet of natural gas production in 2017. Read more.


EXCLUSIVE: Veteran energy executive joins former colleagues at gas firm


Pittsburgh Business Times, March 18, 2019 – By Paul Gough
John Applegath, the veteran natural gas executive who played a key role in the development of the Marcellus Shale, has left an up-and-coming shale producer to join several former Range Resources Corp. colleagues at another Texas-based energy company.
Applegath joined Southpointe-based Huntley & Huntley Energy Exploration last October as SVP and COO. Read more.


Family, Friends Tour Encino Energy Well Pad Named in Memory of Late Petroleum Engineering Student


Encino Energy Press Release, March 11, 2019
CADIZ, OH – Encino Energy hosted family and friends of a Marietta College student who passed away unexpectedly last year, for a tour today of a well pad named in his memory. Joel Wunnenberg was an aspiring petroleum engineer in his first year at Marietta College when he tragically passed away in the spring of 2017. Read more.


Slow, steady can win race over decades


The Canton Repository Editorial Board, March 10, 2019
Anyone familiar with children’s fables knows slow and steady can win the race. In the world of oil and gas exploration, some companies like to blaze the trail, starting quickly and sprinting for as long as they can — until the commodity, or the money to extract it, runs out. Read more.


Encino Energy shooting for stability in Ohio


Canton Repository, March 8, 2019 – By Shane Hoover
JACKSON TWP. In an industry known for boom-and-bust cycles, Encino Energy plans to follow a strategy of stable development in Ohio’s Utica Shale, President and CEO Hardy Murchison said Friday. Encino Energy is a partner in Encino Acquisitions Partners, which bought Chesapeake Energy’s assets in Ohio last year for $2 billion, including an office building office in Louisville, drilling rights to 900,000 acres and more than 900 wells. Read more.


Encino Plans ‘Big Role’ in Ohio as Work Begins on New Utica Portfolio


Natural Gas Intelligence, March 8, 2019 – By Jamison Cocklin
Houston-based Encino Energy LLC last month took over drilling and completion operations on a massive Utica Shale position in Ohio that it acquired late last year in a $2 billion deal from the play’s pioneer Chesapeake Energy Corp., with plans for steady growth in the state as it works to make the assets its own. Read more.


Encino Belle of the Ball at OOGA’s 72nd Annual Meeting


Marcellus Drilling, March 8, 2019
The Ohio Oil & Gas Association (OOGA) is currently holding their 72nd Annual Meeting in Columbus, Ohio. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will address the event today. Cool! Kallanish Energy is at the event. They report that Encino Energy, which bought out all of Chesapeake Energy’s considerable Ohio Utica assets last year, was the “center of attention” yesterday. Read more.


Encino Energy talks plans for the Ohio Valley


WTOV9, February 15, 2019 – By Julianna Furfari
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – The Ohio Valley has a new oil and gas company in the area, Encino Energy, which recently bought assets from Chesapeake Energy. Friday night, trustees and community members gathered to hear about the progress the company is making in Jefferson County. Watch video clip.




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