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Pennsylvania likely to dominate Marcellus production

By Bob Downing Published: June 3, 2012

Pennyslvania may dominate natural gas production in the Marcellus shale for many years, according to experts.

That was the subject of an Associated Press story by Kevin Begos on Saturday.

Pennsylvania is a cost-effective place to drill and more than 2,00 wells have been drilled but not completed. Drillers are likely to complete those wells, despite lower natural gas prices.

Analysts say that Pennsylvania will likely remain the center of Marcellus drilling.

There is little Marcellus shale in Ohio. The deeper Utica shale is what drillers are after in Ohio.

Ohio and West Virginia may be better positiioned than New York to benefit from drillers going after lucrative wet gases: ethane, butane and propane.

Drillers fear that New York could impose stricter rules on drilling.

Click here  to read the AP story.




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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.