There is optimism and pessimism about Ohio's Utica shale, reports oilprice.com.
Companies like Chesapeake Energy and Devon Energy are trying to sell off a portion of their Utica holdings in eastern Ohio --for different reasons.
Yet debt-ridden Chesapeake is very invested in the Utica shale and is satisfied by what's happening in its core area.
It is a play dominated by natural and natural gas liquids, not oil.
It is too gassy for Devon's liking, oilprice.com reports.
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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.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.