Expert Looks for Major ‘Ramp-Up’ of Ohio’s Uitca Shale Drilling in 2014

By Bob Downing
Beacon Journal staff writer

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS: Ohio’s Utica shale is likely to get a “dramatic ramp-up” in 2014 and may get an even-bigger boost if technologies can be developed to tap its crude oil in the future, said the head of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association.

The Utica shale in eight eastern Ohio counties is an “attractive play” for natural gas and liquids, although efforts to find its crude oil have not been successful, said Tom Stewart, chief executive officer and executive vice president of the statewide trade group. CLICK for rest of article….

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