Ohio's latest quarterly review of the state's oil and gas industry is out and it shows significant job creation and economic growth.
Employment (2011 Q1 to 2012 Q1)
• Core industry employment (such as pipeline construction and well drilling) was up 1,066 (17 percent).
• Ancillary industry employment (such as freight trucking and environmental consulting) was up 4,809 (3.1 percent).
• All industry employment was up 90,435 (1.9 percent).
• Total employment in shale-related industries for the first quarter of 2012 was 167,310.
Wages (2011 Q2 through 2012 Q1)
• The average wage across all industries was $43,687.
• The average wage in core industries was $73,934, which was approximately $30,247 greater than the average for all industries.
• The average wage in ancillary industries was $58,765, which was approximately $15,078 greater than the average for all industries.
The full report is here.
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.