Community Impact of Ohio Shale Development

SERCOil and gas production dates back to the 1800s in eastern Ohio, where thousands of wells have been drilled into shallow sandstone deposits and other formations. Since 2010, however, energy resource development in Ohio has been on a scale far exceeding that of the previous 100 years. The impact on farmers and other rural landowners has been substantial, including payments of hundreds of thousands of dollars for many who have leased their subsurface resources. Local communities and governments have experienced change as well . . .   read complete article.

Find the series of SERC Notes on the Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC) Web site.

(Submitted by Mike Lloyd , Assistant Professor and County Extension Educator, Noble County & Buckeye Hills EERA)

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