The shale revolution keeps on keeping on.
Shale drilling productivity keeps rising in the United States and that's good news for the nation and the globe, says the Via Meadia blog at The American Interest.
Via Meadia: "Drillers are experimenting with different fracking techniques, and this custom approach is boosting production.
"It’s also squeezing out the so-called oil and gas “majors”—companies that historically have dominated the industry for their ability to invest the necessary capital in developing large fields—whose interest in scaling up production precludes the kinds of variations that are becoming industry standard.
"When it comes to American shale energy, smaller, more nimble firms are crowding out the big players."
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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.