The Utica shale in Ohio is just starting to get developed and holds great economic promise, writes Mark Green at the Energy Tomorrow blog. Pennsylvania is doing well with an economy boosted by shale.
New York state, meanwhile, is dithering on developing its shale resources, he says.
Green writes: "The Utica shale formation that dominates the eastern half of [Ohio] holds much promise, and energy development is just getting started. Chesapeake Energy, for example, has spent more than $1 billion in Ohio, paying more than $650 million to land and mineral rights owners.
"The state’s energy potential, as well as more mature shale development in next-door Pennsylvania, already is generating growth in associated industries, including manufacturing."
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Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.