Each typical Bakken oil shale well in North Dakota will generate millions of dollars in taxes, royalties, salaries and profits over its expected nearly three-decade lifetime, the state of North Dakota estimates in a report.
"A typical 2011 Bakken well will cost $7,925,000 to drill and complete, and will produce oil for 29 years," says a summary of the report at Carpe Diem, a blog by Mark J. Perry, professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan.
The full report by the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources can be read here.
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.