Archive for August 1st, 2011

Chesapeake Energy Slated to Start Drilling in the Utica Shale in Columbiana County, OH this Fall

Last week, Chesapeake Energy announced (via it’s quarterly earnings statement) a major revelation—that it has struck oil as well as natural gas liquids and natural gas, in the Utica Shale of eastern Ohio. Columbiana County, OH is in the hot zone and stands to reap millions in revenue. In the run-up to the announcement, Chesapeake […]

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Jazzed About Chesapeake Striking Oil in the Utica Shale – Refers to Potential Out-of-State Workers as “Foreigners”

Ohio’s Gov. John Kasich is jazzed about Chesapeake Energy’s announcement of striking oil in the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio. But he also has issued a warning to Chesapeake and other drillers about the makeup of the work crews who will be populating well pads:

New York State Democratic Party Chairman Says Risks from Marcellus Drilling are “Minuscule”

New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs wants to see hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale in New York State begin. From today’s New York Post:

Commonwealth Foundation Identifies Groups, People Who Fund Anti-Drilling Efforts in PA

Last week the Commonwealth Foundation released a policy briefing paper titled “The Great Frack Attack: The War On Natural Gas” (full copy of the paper embedded below). The policy paper names names and outlines the big money behind groups critical of drilling in the Marcellus Shale. From the introduction:


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