Tennessee Gas Pipeline plans to build a pipeline from the Utica Shale play in Ohio to an LNG export facility in Louisiana.More at BizJournals.com.
A natural gas pipeline between the Utica Shale in Ohio and natural gas consumers in Ontario, Canada has been proposed by a group of transmission companies.More at Ohio.com.
With new data available the Ohio Geological Survey has published a new maximum total organic carbon map for the Upper Ordovician Shale interval of Ohio (Utica, Point Pleasant, Lexington and Logana).More at Ohio Geological Survey.
An article at the Akron Beacon Journal Online summarizes content related to economic activity attributed to the Marcellus Shale from the latest Federal Reserve Beige Book.More at Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio.com).
Some experts believe that the pace of drilling and hiring in the Marcellus Shale natural gas play will slow during 2013. This will be a response to a lack of pipeline capacity and production capacity that either exceeds or is unavailable to new consum…More at Washington Post.
This Ohio Department of Natural Resources document summarizes the potential sources of water for hydraulic fracturing in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale of eastern Ohio. Also included are basic regulations and the contact/regulatory authority for…More at Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
John Kasich, Governor of Ohio, would like to raise severance taxes on extraction of oil and natural gas from the Utica Shale. This article interviews an oil and gas lobbyist about raising severance taxes to fund a state income tax reduction.More at BizJournal.
Activity to explore and develop the Utica Shale created an estimated 38,830 jobs in eastern Ohio during 2012. Most of those jobs have gone to workers from other states who have skills that are not available from the Ohio workforce.More at Bucyrus Telegraph Forum.
Dominion Resources and Caiman Energy have a $1.5 billion partnership to develop new natural gas pipelines and processing plants that will serve Utica Shale producers in Ohio and Pennsylvania. The resource can not be developed without this type of inve…More at Bloomberg.
The number of rigs working in the Utica Shale play of eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania has nearly doubled since last year. Most of the new wells are targeting oil.More at Energy Information Administration.
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You own property over a natural gas storage field that has been operated for decades. There is a shale unit below the storage field that could produce natural gas. Who controls that gas?
There are lots of natural gas storage fields in Pennsylvania …
Activity in the Marcellus Shale play has been an enormous boost to rail traffic. The railroad is hauling frac sand, water, chemicals, pipe, crane mats, natural gas liquids and more.More at Triblive.com.
A Reuters.com article explains why oil and natural gas production information for the Utica Shale in Ohio is so hard to get.More at Reuters.com.
A $1.5 natural gas pipeline is planned for northern Ohio that will transport natural gas from the Utica Shale to markets in Ohio, Michigan and Ontario.More at Cleveland.com.
Ohio DNR has publised a regional organic-thickness map of the Marcellus Shale with additional organic-rich beds in the Hamilton Group. The map covers areas in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.More at Ohio DNR.
The United States Forest Service approved drilling for natural gas in Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio. Drillers there will be allowed to use hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from shale.More at NewsOK.com.
Ohio DNR has a fact sheet about wastewater flowback during hydraulic fracturing. A quote from the fact sheet: “Hydraulic fracturing (sometimes called fracking) has been used since the 1950s in Ohio as part of the oil and gas drilling process. About 80,000 wells have been drilled in Ohio using hydraulic fracturing.”More at Ohio DNR.
A logistics conference in Ohio focused on the transportation challenges that will be faced in developing the Utica Shale.More at Ohio.com.
An article on Ohio.com reports on several wells drilled into the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio by Gulfport Energy, Chesapeake Energy, Antero Resources and Devon Energy. Some of the results are encouraging.More at Ohio.com.
This short video by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources explains the hydraulic fracturing process and how Ohio DNR is involved in regulating and monitoring the well construction process.More at Ohio DNR YouTube Channel.
The Ohio Geological Survey has published a map showing the geographic distribution of horizontal wells in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale  play. The wells are color-coded by status and labeled with an operator code.
 http://geology.com/articles/utica-shale/More at Ohio Geological Survey.
Spreads between Appalachian Index natural gas in southwest Pennsylvania — and the Henry Hub in the Gulf Coast are changing due mainly to growth in Marcellus production. Appalachian Index gas has historically been priced about $0.25 per MMBtu above He…More at Energy Information Administration.
An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explores the slowdown in natural gas drilling experienced in most parts of the Marcellus Shale region. The drillers are not the only ones feeling the drop in activity.More at Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
“Geologic cross section C–C′ is the third in a series of cross sections constructed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to document and improve understanding of the geologic framework and petroleum systems of the Appalachian basin.” Quoted from the USGS publication release.More at USGS.
An article in the Lancaster Eagle Gazette explains the need for natural gas pipelines for development of the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio.More at Lancaster Eagle Gazette.
An article in the New York Times reports on rural property owners above the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio who are receiving six and seven figure lease payments.More at New York Times.
Instead of using 5 to 6 million gallons of water to fracture a well in the Utica Shale of eastern Ohio, a company plans to use LPG (liquid petroleum gas or propane).More at Midwesternenergy.
Jack Gerard of the American Petroleum Institute comments on opportunities for oil and natural gas production from shales in Ohio.More at Cleveland.com.
It is not often that a new map published by a state geological survey has thousands of people excited to view it.
Technical details about this topic can be found in a
PowerPoint Presentation  on the Ohio Geological Survey website .
“There is a credible connection between the wastewater injection activities near Youngstown and the recent earthquakes, including the magnitude 4 earthquake that occurred on New Year’s Eve, 2011. This connection is based on the close proximity of the earthquakes to the injection well and depth of injection, and the observation that these events began soon after the start of the injection activities.” Quoted from the USGS FAQ.More at USGS.
The state of Ohio has about 49,000 natural gas wells that together produced about 73 billion cubic feet of gas in 2011. However, one horizontal well in the Utica Shale produced 2.6 billion cubic feet.More at CNBC.
Gulfport Energy plans to produce oil from the Utica Shale in Ohio from “super” well pads that will host at least three wells.More at Platts.com.
BP has leased 84,000 acres in northeast Ohio with intentions to drill for oil and natural gas in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale.More at AP @ Google.
An article on the Platts.com website summarizes the 2012 drilling plans of Range Resources, EQT Production and Consol Energy.More at Platts.com.
Range Resources is starting to focus its Marcellus Shale drilling in a portion of southwestern Pennsylvania known as the “Super-Rich Area”.
Information for this story is in a .pdf document here (click the 2/21/2012 company presentation link) 
 http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=101196&p=irol-presentationsMore at Range Resources.
This video and article feature some of the positive impacts that natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale has brought to the economy of Washington County, Pennsylvania and neighboring areas.More at WTOV9.com.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has temporarily shut down a waste injection well that is suspected to have triggered earthquakes. The state has nearly 200 other injection wells that have not been associated with seismic activity.More at The Columbus Dispatch.
Total has an agreement to purchase a 25% stake in 619,000 acres of Utica Shale in eastern Ohio from Chesapeake Energy for $2.32 billion. That is an average price per acre of $14,991.More at San Francisco Chronicle.
As environmental regulations hasten the closure of coal-fired power plants American Electric Power plans to build a 1bcf/day pipeline to deliver gas from wells in the Marcellus  and Utica Shales .