Although oft overused in politics, “game changer” is a term that has been applied almost universally by industry, academia and executives in regard to the potential of the Marcellus, Utica and Point Pleasant shale plays in the Appalachian basin. The technological advancements that allow for the economical extraction of energy-rich fuels from the shale formations in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York can bring:
sustainable economic development and certainty to the upper Appalachian region.
Read the 2012 Ohio economic impact study available here: An Analysis of the Economic Potential for Shale Formations in Ohio
First major Ohio production report - 87 Utica/Point Pleasant Wells in 2012
Capitol Integrity Group serves as a strategic advisor to the natural gas industry and related companies poised to grow in new markets across the shale play. We have a deep history of working within all of Ohio's industry sectors. CIG serves as an advisor for the National Shale Educational Conference and CIG's principal serves as a founding board member of the Nemacolin Energy Institute.
Are you thinking about locating or expanding your business in Ohio to capture a piece of the burgeoning shale play? CIG and its partners can help your company navigate the playing field. Be sure to read the “Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas Supply Chain white paper; search the shale development homepage provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources; or read about the tax climate for Ohio industry growth, then contact our office for further strategic guidance, support and networking.
Recommended References & Reading:
1st Ohio production report for 87 Utica Wells in 2012 - May 16, 2013
Crains Shale Report- April 12, 2013
Crains Shale Report- March 1, 2013
An informative video from the Marscellus Shale Coalition on methane, conventional water wells and more - March 2013
Crains Shale Report- February 1, 2013
by Robert Lesnick, The World Bank, - January 2013, As a member of the Board of the Nemacolin Energy Institute. Jim Samuel of Capitol Integrity hosted a delegation from the World Bank to discuss the regional impact of shale development.
By Tom Chiarella, Esquire, January 2013 edition
A lengthy expose on the industry impacts from Esquire magazine.
Crains Shale Report- December 11, 2012
Crains Cleveland Business Energy Blog - October 2012
Crains Cleveland Business Energy Blog - September 2012
Crains Cleveland Business Energy Blog - August 2012
Crains Cleveland Business Energy Blog - June 2012
Crains Cleveland Business Energy Blog - May 2012
Prepared by Ernst & Young, May 15, 2012
Crains Cleveland Business Energy Blog - April 2012
Two policy papers from Ohio Governor John Kasich's Transforming Ohio for Growth Package - released March 2012
Economic impact study of Ohio Shale; Feb. 2012
A planning resource for communities in the shale play from The Burghard Group, Mar 2012
Impact study prepared for the Industrial Energy Users-Ohio (IEU-Ohio); Jan 2012
Impact study prepared for the National Association of Manufacturers; Dec. 2011
White Paper from the Ohio Business Development Coalition; Oct. 2011
Impact study prepared for the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program; Sept. 2011Penn State University, Considine, Watson & Blumsack, July 20, 2011
Perry & Wickstrom, Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources Division of Geological Survey; Oct. 2010
The Facts About Fracking - The real risks of the shale gas revolution, and how to manage them. The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2011
A factsheet provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Shale Gas and New Petrochemicals Investment: Benefits for the Economy, Jobs, and US Manufacturing; American Chemistry Council, Mar. 2011
An excellent overview of the history and geology from Geology.com.
Amy Myers Jaffe, The Wall Street Journal May 10, 2010
Distributed Power Generation from shale gas; Oct. 2011
Dan Shingler, Crains Cleveland Business, Sept. 19, 2011
May 8, 2013, Hollywood, FL
Ohio Wetlands Foundation Board of Directors, Nov. 1, 2012
Master Series: Energy Law, Columbus Bar Assoc., Sept. 25, 2012, Columbus, OH
Utica Shale: Issues in Law & Practice, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Assoc. Sept. 14, 2012, Cleveland, OH
National Shale Conference & Invitational, Nemacolin Energy Institute, Sept. 5, 2012, Farmington, PA
Oil & Gas Conference, Ohio Society of CPAs, Aug. 23, 2012, Independence, OH
American Chemistry Council, Responsible Care Conference June 21, 2012, Cleveland. OH
Geauga Growth Partnership Annual Meeting, June 13, 2012, Chardon,OH
K&L Gates, Mid Continent Shale Gas Summit, April 27, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA
Licking County Energy Summit, March 22, 2012, Newark, OH
Marcellus Shale Educational Conference & Invitational, Nemacolin Energy Institute, Oct. 3, 2011, Farmington, PA