Benesch Shale Industry Report: Quarterly Summary - Q4 2013

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In This Issue:

- Top Issues and Considerations

- Shale Industry Moves

- Ohio Shale Infrastructure

- Government

- School Districts

- Excerpt from School Districts:

• Stark State College trustees approved plans for a $1.3-million shale drilling training lab to train O&G workers. The indoor-outdoor facility is expected to be ready by the fall 2014. The parcel was purchased for $179,900.

• Switzerland of Ohio Local Schools received more than $1 million so far from Marcellus and Utica drilling deals. The school signed leases with Paloma, Gulfport and Eclipse.

• Researchers from West Virginia University and Ohio State University were awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study the microbial biodiversity found in deep underground shale formations. Ohio State's share of the award, $1.65 million, will examine microbial life and function in kilometer-deep black shale.

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Topics:  Fracking, Natural Gas, Oil & Gas, Shale Gas

Published In: Energy & Utilities Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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