hydraulic fracturing rss icon

Natural Gas Report Shows Productivity In Utica Shale

Shaded areas show the extent of Ohio's deep shale fields where geologists say natural gas and oil is trapped.
April 3, 2012

The figures reported by natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy to state regulators show five Ohio wells producing 2.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas last year.

Ohio Natural Gas At Crossroads

One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
21, 2012

Experts say hydraulic fracturing has flooded the market with “dry gas,” but “wet gas” remains in high demand. With drilling slowing in some other states, WOSU’s Tom Borgerding examines the natural gas market here in Ohio.

Critics Welcome “Fracking” Jobs, Still Call For Regulation

The shaded areas show the extent of shale formations that geologists say are trapping massive deposits of oil and natural gas.
February 29, 2012

The report from the Ohio Shale Coalition predicts 65,000 jobs from oil and natural gas drilling. Critics cede that fracking will bring jobs, but they say that’s even more reason for tighter regulations.

Should Fracking Polluters Face Tougher Penalities?

Posted: February 10, 2012

Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine wants to fine hydraulic fracturing polluters $10,000 a day for violations. The fines would be much higher than what companies now face. Do you think Ohio should increase the penalties for racking polluters?

Is Fracking A Good Thing For Ohio And Its Economy?

Posted: August 15, 2011

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking is a method for extracting oil and natural gas using high pressure fluid to create fractures in the stone surrounding a wellbore.