Ohio energy leaders are not especially worried about future climate change impacts on their operations, despite two recent studies suggesting that extreme weather could cause significant problems by mid-century.
If scientists can learn more about that naturally-occurring water in the shale formations, drilling companies and well operators might figure out better ways to protect equipment and well integrity.
As Ohio works more closely with other states to develop its natural gas industry, a multi-state collaborative is monitoring development and seeking to "navigate the middle ground" between the industry and its opponents.
Researchers are just beginning to explore what types of microbes can eke out a living in -- and how they might impact the economics of drilling operations.
Ohio lawmakers are not ready to raise the state's severance tax on hydraulic fracturing, but that won't stop a grassroots effort pushing a rate hike that would put the state on par with other fracking regions.
A recent analysis of oil and gas production data for Ohio’s Utica shale play casts doubt on earlier optimistic projections from both industry and state government sources.
Polling shows a majority of North Dakotans support tougher restrictions on the flaring of natural gas in Bakken oil fields, but so far legislative efforts to do so have failed to gain traction.
Members of environmental advocacy groups rallied, protested and prayed about energy-related issues at three independent events in Ohio this week. The gatherings reflect a continuing concern by groups about safe, clean energy and highlight the importance of community organizing for advocacy groups.
Even in a water-rich state like Ohio, growing water use for fracking could strain water reserves, according to new research from the FracTracker Alliance.
The potential for sinkholes could pose problems along interstate gas pipeline routes through northwest Ohio, warns a report submitted to federal regulators last month.