Ohio news from the Marcellus Drilling News:
1. Halcon Resources has started work on drilling the first horizontal well in Trumbull County.
The rig is in Hartford Township.
Last October, the company purchased 15,000 acres from Carrizo oil and Gas.
2. The Little Beaver Creek Foundation in Columbiana County is merging with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.
3. Akron's FirstEnergy Corp. has sold 40 acres at Toronto on the Ohio River in Jefferson County.
The buyer is a Texas company, Plains Marketing LP of Houston. It paid $2.5 million and intends to develop a natural gas liquid barge shipping terminal.
The liquids would be shipped to processing facilities on the Gulf Coast.
4. Ohio Gathering Co. is working on a new natural gas-collection pipeline in western Belmont County.
The plans by the company that is based in Cadiz also include a new compressor station.
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.