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Ohio Utica shale tidbits

By Bob Downing Published: July 29, 2012

1. The Marcellus Drilling News reports that the eco-group Food and Water Watch is pushing the state of Maryland to adopt a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing or fracking.

There is no fracking taking place in Maryland.

2. The Marcellus shale in Pennsylvania has created an additional 18,000 jobs in the last four years.

That has raised the number of shale drilling jobs to 238,000 since 2008, reports the Pennsylvania Department of Labor.

3. Chesapeake Midstream Partners, a pipeline and natural-gas processing company, is getting a new name: Access Midstream Partners.

The company was previouly owned by Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. but was sold to Global Infrastructure Partners to generate additional income for the cash-strapped company.



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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.