November 10, 2015

Marcellus and Utica Shale


As oil and gas developments related to the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays begin to spread in to Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, we feel it is important to provide our members and constituents with as much information as possible. Below are a series of links, documents, and maps provided for informational purposes.

Ethane Supply Chain Study

During 2015, Buckeye Hills partnered with the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Council to commission a supply chain study, focused on maximizing existing workforce assets and attracting new resources, to support the proposed construction of an Ethane Cracker facility in the Mid Ohio Valley.  This report was completed with the support of the Appalachian Regional Commission, and is available here for review.

Ethane Cracker Supply Chain Market Study – Camoin Associates/ Thomas P. Miller (PDF 1mb)

Regulatory Links

Ohio DNR Oil and Gas

Ohio DNR Shale Permitting and Activity

Ohio EPA Oil and Gas

Ohio Dormant Minerals – Ohio Revised Code 5301.56 (58.6kb .pdf)

Informational Links

State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations, Inc. (STRONGER – January, 2011): Ohio Hydraulic Fracturing State Review

NADO Report; Natural Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale: Economic Opportunities and Infrastructure Challenges

Ohio Farm Bureau

OSU Extension Shale Education Program

Mapping Resources

Marcellus and Utica Shale Well Maps (ODNR Permit Data)

Click here for a map of the Class II Injection Wells in Ohio