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Welcome to Ohio Utica Shale

By admin Published: December 23, 2011

Welcome to Ohio Utica Shale, an Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com blog.

Everyone is talking about the blackish Utica shale that lies thousands of feet under the eastern half of Ohio and the major economic boost it could provide in the coming years.

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Fracking implicated in groundwater pollution by EPA study

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

Before we can go foward, we need to look back.

One of the biggest news items on shale drilling came Dec. 8 when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its preliminary study of ground water problems in west-central Wyoming.

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Here's a video primer

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

This video primer on drilling and hydraulic fracturing comes from Ohio State University and the Ohio Farm Union at 2011's Farm Science Review.

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State installing seismographs at Youngstown injection well

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

More December news:

The Youngtstownn Vindicator reported in early December that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was installing new seismographs to detect earthquakes near a brine injection well in Youngsatown.

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French energy firm could be Chesapeake partner in Ohio

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

More December news:

On Dec. 7, Bloomberg reported that Total SA, the largest oil and gas producer in France, may be the new partner of Chesapeake Energy Corp. and its Utica shale holdings in eastern Ohio.

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Halliburton to add Ohio operations hub

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

More December news:

On Dec. 17, the Associated Press reported that the Texas-based Halliburton Co. intends to develop an operations hub near Zanesville.

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New Ohio energy group forms

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

More December news:

Ohio has a new energy group: the Ohio Energy Resource Alliance.

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Rex Energy and wet gases

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

More December news:

Rex Energy Corp, based in State College, Pa., is a new player in Ohio's Carroll County with leases covering 11,000 acres.

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The Fracking Song

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

On Dec. 7, Time magazine named "My Water's On Fire Tonight (The Fracking Song)" one of its Top 10 most-creative videos of 2011.

The 2-minute, 33-second video was creative by a team of New York University students at Studio 20 NYU.

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Drinking water concerns in Carroll County

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

The Akron Beacon Journal and  other Ohio papers from the Columbus Dispatch to the Cleveland Plain Dealer to the Dayton Daily News have all visited Carroll County, the drilling hot spot in Ohio.

Paul Feezel of the Carroll Concerned Citizens remains concerned about ground water contamination.

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Two Ohio communities support fracking moratorium

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

More December news:

Two more Ohio communities are supporting a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing or fracking in Ohio.

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Powerful testimony by Sandra Steingraber

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

More December news:

New York state is conducting hearings on whether it should proceed with hydraulic fracturing or fracking.

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Michigan group seeks to ban fracking

By Bob Downing Published: December 23, 2011

More December news:

Ban Michigan Fracking is a new statewide anti-fracking  group that formed in the last week in November.

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Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management State agency Web site.

ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.

ODNR Division of Geological Survey.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio State University Extension.

Ohio Farm Bureau.

Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Granville-based group that represents 1,500 Ohio energy-related companies.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program.

Energy In Depth, a trade group.

Marcellus and Utica Shale Resource Center by Ohio law firm Bricker & Eckler.

Utica Shale, a compilation of Utica shale activities.

Landman Report Card, a site that looks at companies involved in gas and oil leases.FracFocus, a compilation of chemicals used in fracking individual wells as reported voluntarily by some drillers.

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.

National Geographic's The Great Shale Rush.

The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.

Buckeye Forest Council.

Earthjustice, a national eco-group.

Stop Fracking Ohio.

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.

Penn State Marcellus Center.

Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.

Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.