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.
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.