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CSU Study Examines Economic Opportunities of Shale

CLEVELAND – A study prepared by Cleveland State University projects that shale development in the region stands to create 20,000 jobs over the next century in midstream and downstream operations of the oil and gas industry. The Center for Economic Development and the Energy Policy Center at CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs […]

Rig Count in Utica Play Continues Slide

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale continues to fall, according to the latest data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Through the week ended Nov. 14, ODNR reports 19 rigs were operating in the Utica compared to 20 a week earlier. Just four new horizontal well permits were issued […]

Canadian Scientist to Speak on ‘Realities of Shale Gas’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – J. David Hughes, a fellow at the Post Carbon Institutes, will speak Wednesday night at Youngstown State University on “Shale Gas Reality Check: Revisiting the U.S. Department of Energy Play-by-Play Forecasts through 2040 from Annual Energy Outlook 2015.” Hughes comes to YSU at the invitation of Ray Biersdorfer, professor of geological and […]

More Utica Shale Production Forecast in December

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil and natural gas production in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale is expected to slightly increase in December, bucking the trend of other major shale plays across the country where production is projected to decline. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s drilling productivity report for November, Utica natural gas production should stand […]


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