Each quarter, researchers at Cleveland State University publish the Ohio Utica Shale Gas Monitor, a report that looks at the economic impacts of Utica and Marcellus Shale drilling in Ohio. The latest report was issued a few weeks ago and MDN has just now been able to locate a copy to share with you (full copy of the 39-page report embedded below). What does the report tell us? The number of counties with “strong” shale activity has gone to eight from 15, and the number of counties with “moderate” shale drilling activity has gone to five from 30. That’s a head-turner! The “strong” counties, in addition to producing methane (or dry gas), are also producing “commercial amounts” of natural gas liquids (wet gas).
Here’s a good overview of the report as provided by NortheastPA.com: