Taxing Oil and Gas in Ohio|
February 27, 2014 | Columbus BizJournals
The Ohio Legislature is considering new severance taxes on oil and gas produced from horizontal wells in Ohio.
Related: Horizontal wells in the Utica Shale of Ohio.
1200 Utica Wells in 2014?|
February 25, 2014 | Ohio.com
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is predicting that there will be nearly 1200 new wells drilled in the Utica Shale during 2014.
Related: Horizontal Wells in the Utica Shale
Wall Maps of US States|
February 23, 2014 | Geology.com Store
Raven Maps are beautiful examples of shaded-relief wall maps that display the elevation of a state in vibrant colors. These large maps look great in a classroom, den or office. Use one to mark the locations of your work or company.
Selling Unprofitable Utica Shale?|
February 4, 2014 | UPI
Hess sold 74,000 acres of Utica Shale leases for $924 million. They said that the asset had poor economics.
Related: Map showing horizontal well legs in the Utica Shale.
Tax Credits for Ohio STEM Graduates?|
January 30, 2014 | Cleveland.com
“Earning a college degree in science, technology, engineering, or math could net Ohioans a state income tax credit of up to $30,000.” Quoted from Cleveland.com.
Horizontal Well Density in the Utica Shale of Ohio|
January 1, 2014 | Geology.com
We plotted a Google map showing the horizontal legs for Utica Shale wells drilled in eastern Ohio before late November 2013 and were really surprised by the geographic pattern and density of drilling in some areas.
Taxing Oil and Natural Gas in Ohio?|
December 10, 2013 | Farm and Dairy
Record amounts of oil and natural gas are being produced from wells in Ohio and new proposals to tax the production are being debated.
Natural Gas Production Up 18 Percent in Ohio|
November 24, 2013 | BizJournals
New activity in the Utica Shale was the primary driver for an increase of 18.4% in Ohio’s natural gas production.
Related: What is the Utica Shale?
What Shale Drillers Are Planning for 2014|
November 21, 2013 | Farm and Dairy
This article on FarmAndDairy.com contains a few summary sentences for several shale drilling companies in the Marcellus and Utica area.
Two Ethane Crackers in the Marcellus Utica?|
November 20, 2013 | BizJournals
Nearly two years ago Shell was interested in building an ethane cracker in western Pennsylvania to process the liquids-rich gas being produced from the Marcellus and Utica Shales in the Ohio River Valley. Now Odebrecht and Braskem Americas is talking about building a cracker in the northern West Virginia panhandle and some believe that puts the Shell project in jeopardy.
USGS Releases New Topo Maps of Ohio|
November 19, 2013 | USGS
“It is great to have these 748 updated US Topo maps for our state available online at no charge.” said Charley Hickman, the Geospatial Liaison for Ohio. “We appreciate the continuing improvements in this product, including the availability of PLSS township, range, and section information.”
Ohio Gas for Ohio Homes and Businesses|
September 23, 2013 | Cleveland.com
The Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council is working to bring natural gas from the Utica Shale into Ohio homes and businesses at a cost savings of about $100 per customer next year.
Related: What is the Utica Shale?
Natural Gas Liquids and the Marcellus Shale|
September 10, 2013 | Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension has a recorded webinar and PowerPoint presentation that explains natural gas liquids as they relate to the Marcellus Shale and related economic development.
Related: What is the Marcellus Shale?
$12,000 Per Acre for Utica Leases|
August 22, 2013 | NASDAQ.com
Aubrey McClendon, former CEO of Chesapeake Energy, and current head of American Energy Partners, is making big bets on the Utica Shale in southeastern Ohio, paying over $12,000/acre for leases.
Related: What is the Utica Shale?
Putting a Throttle on Natural Gas Production?|
August 20, 2013 | WESA FM
Reports of rapidly rising natural gas production from the Marcellus, Utica and other shale formations, even while thousands of completed wells are waiting on pipeline, has some experts predicting a slowdown in drilling activity in anticipation of depressed prices.
Gas from the Upper Devonian|
August 6, 2013 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Most of the drilling in western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia has targeted the Marcellus Shale and the Utica Shale. Most of these wells penetrate the Upper Devonian, which also has the potential of producing natural gas. Now a few companies are starting to drill the Upper Devonian and are finding some success.
The Appalachian Triple Gas Play|
July 30, 2013 | Marcellus Drilling News
A few companies are now finding success in the Upper Devonian Shale, an organic-rich rock unit above the Marcellus Shale and Utica Formation.
Sinkhole Photos – Wow!|
July 30, 2013 | The Atlantic
This has to be the most impressive collection of sinkhole photos ever assembled.
Abandoned Mine Deaths Down in 2011 and 2012|
July 18, 2013 | Geology.com
Between 2001 and 2010 abandon mine deaths in the United States were running between 20 and 30 per year. The death toll for 2011 and 2012 was 5 and 15 deaths, respectively. Since 2000, Ohio has been the state with the most abandoned mine deaths. In 2012, Ohio had six deaths in six separate incidents.
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May 24, 2013 | RockTumbler.com
Lots of people enjoy going to fee mining sites where you can prospect inactive surface mines, mine tailings, soil, sediments or outcrops and keep any rocks, gems, minerals or fossils that you find. Examples include: Herkimer Diamond Mines where you can search for doubly-terminated quartz crystals, and Crater of Diamonds where you might be lucky enough to find a real diamond.
Utica Shale Gas for Export as LNG|
May 22, 2013 | BizJournals.com
Tennessee Gas Pipeline plans to build a pipeline from the Utica Shale play in Ohio to an LNG export facility in Louisiana.
Utica Shale to Canada Pipeline?|
May 14, 2013 | Ohio.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.
Extreme Algal Blooms|
April 5, 2013 | National Science Foundation
“A 2011 record-breaking algae bloom in Lake Erie was triggered by long-term agricultural practices coupled with extreme precipitation, followed by weak lake circulation and warm temperatures, scientists have discovered.” Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.
New TOC Map of the Utica Shale|
March 17, 2013 | Ohio Geological Survey
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).
Marcellus Shale in the Federal Reserve Beige Book|
March 12, 2013 | Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio.com)
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.