Benesch Shale Industry Report: Quarterly Summary - Q4 2013


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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