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Ohio Utica Shale

Utica shale odds and ends

By Bob Downing Published: September 4, 2012

1. Hilcorp Energy has gotten Ohio state approval to drill its first Utica shale well in Columbiana County.

2. The Marcellus Drilling News reports that BENTEK Energy is predicting that Pennsylvania's natural gas production will increase by 78 percent in the next three years.

That's due, obviously, to the development of the Marcellus and Utica shales.

3. A Canadian company working in Quebec says that hydraulic fracturing or fracking does trigger tiny earthquakes.

That news came from Questerre Energy Corp. that is developing Utica shale acreage in the St. Lawrence Lowlands.

The earthquakes caused by fracking are very small and not detectable at the surface, the company said.

Injection wells for disposing of briny waste have been cited as a cause of earthquakes, especially near Youngstown, Ohio, but not horizontal wells with fracking.





See the most recent drilling report and an injection wells map From
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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.