Utica shale and fracking news
Utica and Marcellus shale web sitesOhio 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.
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.
A total of 348 Utica shale permits have been issued since December 2009 by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management.
To date, 126 of those wells have been drilled.
That is based on information filed Aug. 28 for the week of Aug. 19.
Carroll County southeast of Canton remains No. 1 in Ohio with 128 permits.
Its Loudon Township has 26 permits and Lee Township has 23 permits. Washington Township has 13 permits, Perry Township has 12, East Township has 11 and Augusta Township has 10.
The No. 2 county for permits is Columbiana County with 49.
Other totals are Harrison County, 32; Jefferson, 28; Guernsey and Monroe, both with 17; Noble and Mahoning, both with 12; and Belmont with eight.
Locally, Stark County has 13 permits, Portage has 10; and Wayne and Medina, both have one.
Ohio also has approved 16 Marcellus shale permits, of which seven wells have been drilled.