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Ohio Utica Shale

Stark State to host June 19 drilling program

By Bob Downing Published: June 15, 2012

Stark State College in Jackson Townshop will host a Tuesday (June 19) informational program on drilling for natural gas in Ohio's Utica shale.

It will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Silk Auditorium at 6200 Frank Ave. NW.

Topics include providing a safe and skilled work force, leasing of land and mineral rights, and the potential impact on the work force, economy and infrastructure in affected communities.

Speakers are Rhonda L. Reda, executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program; Harry Eadon, president/executive director of the Tuscarawas Oil and Gas Alliance; attorney William G. Williams from Canton; and Kathleen Steere, petroleum engineer and coordinator of oil and gas programs at Stark State College.

Stark State admissions and financial aid representatives will be available to provide information about educational programs that address the support service needs of the oil and gas industry.

Also available will be representatives from the Employment Source, area agencies and the Canton, North Canton and Massillon chambers of commerce.

For more information call 330-494-6170, Ext, 4777.






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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.