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Stark County is a "sweet spot" for fracking
New geochemical maps show valuable drilling locations in Northeast Ohio.
Story by AKILAH PORTER


 
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The Ohio Geological Survey has updated a series of maps that show Stark County as a “sweet spot” for oil and gas drilling.

The maps, released last month, are based on drilling samplings in Ohio, and shows the areas that are most likely to produce oil and natural gas from the Utica shale formation. In addition to Stark County, Tuscarawas and parts of Trumbull and Portage counties have the greatest potential – known in the industry as “play.”

 

Chris Perry with the Ohio Geological Survey says the maps update information collected about a dozen years ago. Perry says there will be more follow-ups as the fracking industry continues to grow in eastern Ohio.

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Perry says the preliminary maps will still be used to conduct physical testing of the shale once it’s drilled.  

Listener Comments:

yes, the oil and gas industry is poisoning stark county with great haste. seems to be all the rage to site industrial petrochemical operations in the middle of fields that grow food.


Posted by: Anonymous on June 13, 2014 5:06AM
Strange wording above "as the fracking industry continues to grow in Eastern Ohio." What is growing is the intensity of exploration by operators drilling for oil and gas. Fracking is just a sub-contracted service that is a part of a a much larger process. Strangely, for the uninformed public, it has become synonomous with the natural gas industry. I doubt these were Chris Perry's exact words.


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