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.
More December news:
Rex Energy Corp, based in State College, Pa., is a new player in Ohio's Carroll County with leases covering 11,000 acres.
The county, in its paperwork, says the wet gases like propane, butane and ethane that it is getting from its wells in Butler County in western Pennsylvania add about 40 percent value of the natural gas produced.
The company said the liquids and condensate volume are running about 1.64 gallons per thousand cubic feet (30 barrels per MMcf) of natural gas.
That means drillers get natural gas plus up to 40 percent more dollars for the wet gases, Rex Energy said.
It is expecting similar wet gases in eastern Ohio in what's described as liquid-rich field.
And the bonus value explains why drilling companies are so interested in Ohio's Utica shale. The Rex Energy documents offer a glimpse into the financial rewards for drillers.