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Ohio Utica Shale

Leasing rush continues in Stark, other counties

By Bob Downing Published: January 8, 2012

In the greater Akron area, Stark County ranked first in shale-related drilling leases in 2011.

The county had 4,563 natural gas-oil drilling leases filed. That's up from 1,113 in 2010.

The communities with the most leases are:

Lake Township, 677.

Lexington Township, 573.

Washington Township, 553,

Paris Township, 400.

Marlboro Township, 263.

Pike Township, 240.

Osnaburg Township, 214.

Canton Township, 201.

Perry Township, 186.

Sugar Creek Township, 162.

Sandy Township, 151.

Nimishillen Township, 146.

Plain Township, 137.

Bethlehem Township, 113.

Jackson Township, 98.

In addition, there were 104 leases in Alliance, 117 in Massillon, 12 in Canton and 36 in the village of Brewster.

Leases also increased in 2011 in Portage, Medina and Wayne counties.

You can check out the recent Akron Beacon Journal story here.



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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.