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 has been busy signing deals with landowners in Columbiana County, including leases with local municipalities and school districts:

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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:

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