Ohio’s Oil & Gas Industry

Utica Shale Map Of Ohio

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Ohio Shale Coalition Executive Summary

Ohio Shale Coalition Executive Summary – Study Forecasts Major Investment and Growth In Jobs

The Study Team projects the annual production of oil and gas from the Utica Shale will grow to $9.6 billion in 2014, when the total value added will amount to $4.9 billion. Utica Shale development will also support 65,680 jobs and generate an additional $3.3 billion in labor income in 2014.

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The Economic Potential of Ohio Shale

An Analysis of the Economic Potential
for Shale Formations in Ohio

For the first time in over 100 years, Ohio finds itself on the threshold of not only being self-sufficient in the production of oil and gas, but also possibly even being a hydrocarbon exporter.

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Utica Shale Reserve Projections

Larry Wickstrom, Chief Geologist, Ohio Geological Survey

  • 5 Billion Barrels of Oil Recoverable

(Light, sweet crude – highest quality)

  • 15 Trillion Cubic Feet of Gas Recoverable


News Reports on Ohio’s Oil and Gas Industry

Ohio’s oil and gas industry emerging as a big player in the political process
(The Cleveland Plain Dealer, April 07, 2012)

Ohio’s big oil and gas boom should come in 2014-15
(Crain’s Cleveland Business, blog entry, June 26, 2012)


The Protege Energy Well Site in Monroe County

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