Utica shale and fracking news
Utica and Marcellus shale web sitesOhio 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.
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.
From the Marcellus Drilling News:
1. The ATEX Express Pipeline is under construction in central Ohio.
The line will run 1,230 miles and carry ethane from Pennsylvania-Ohio to the Gulf Coast.
It is being built by Enterprise Products Partners.
Part of the line will rework an existing line from Missouri to Texas.
Work is under way in Ohio's Coshocton County.
2. CNX Gas is set to start drilling the third Utica shale well in Oho's Mahoning County.
It is in the Meander Reservoir watershed west of Youngstown. The reservoir provides drinking water to 300,000 people in and around Youngstown.
3. A new survey of upstate New York residents by Quinnipiac University shows that more support hydraulic fracturing or fracking.
The survey results are 45 percent for fracking and 41 percent opposed.
Interestingly, 72 percent of Republicans support fracking and 54 percent of Democrats oppose it.
4. A company with a chemical plant in Pennsylvania intends to use natural gas from the Marcellus shale as its basic feed stock.
The gas will be converted to liquids by Calumet Special Products to manufacture white mineral oils, petroleums, aliphatic solvents and other gelled hydrocarbon products at the plant.
The low cost of natural gas makes such an option vioable, company officials said.