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Utica shale tidbits

By Bob Downing Published: July 24, 2012

1. The new Socialist French government is considering lifting the country's ban on hydraulic fracturing of fracking.

2. Los Angeles-based OriginOil Inc. is using its algae system to treat fracking flowback water.

The company also uses its algae to produce and market  crude oil.

3. The Columbiana Port Authority in eastern Ohio has agreed to sell water to Aqua Terra Asset Management.

That company will then sell the water to drillers in the Utica and Marcellus shales for hydraulic fracturing or fracking.

The company will get its water from two fire hydrants in East Liverpool and will pay $9 per 1,000 gallons, according to the Marcellus Drilling News.

4. Chevron has restarted production in northern West Virginia.

That includes wells in Marshall and Ohio counties.

The company had halted its West Virginia operations after an explosion earlier this year near Moundsville.

That safety review is continuing, but it's been completed in some areas.








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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.