Here's what the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland had to say about the Utica and Marcellus shale regions in today's Beige Book report:
"The number of rigs operating in the Marcellus and Utica Shales was little changed during this reporting period after declining precipitously during the past year.
"Nonetheless, the number of producing wells and regional natural gas output both remain at historic highs.
"Several contacts expressed the sentiment that the oil and gas industry may have reached the bottom of the current cycle, and they are hopeful that the industry will begin turning around late this year.
"Wellhead prices rose slightly. Investment in pipeline and midstream projects moved forward.
"Little hiring is occurring in the oil and gas industry at this time, and wage increases are sluggish."
The full Cleveland Fed report can be found 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.