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.To read more or comment...
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.To read more or comment...
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.To read more or comment...
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.To read more or comment...
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.To read more or comment...
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.To read more or comment...
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.