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Ohio will be No. 7 in unconventional natural gas drilling

By Bob Downing Published: June 27, 2012

Ohio will rank No. 7 in unconventional natural gas drilling from 2010 to 2015 and jobs will grow by nearly 8 percent, according to a new study.

The top states for naturaql gas drilling are and will be Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Wyoming, Ohio, Utah, Oklahoma and Michigan, according to the IHS Global Insight study cited by the Ohio Energy Resource Alliance in its post.

The report says those Top 10 states will likely experience a compound annual job growth rate of nearly 8 percent.

Pennsylvania and Coloradeo leade the way with annual growth rates of 14 and 10 percent, respectively.

Total U.S. employment in that time is expected to grow by 1.6 percent.

Shale gas drilling including Ohio's Utica shale is expected to produce significant job creation, economic growth amd revenue for federal, state and local governments, the report said.

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking and horizontal wells are frequently referred to as unconventional drilling,







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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.