Industry Studies and Special Reports

University of Cincinnati 

A study from the University of Cincinnati examined groundwater samples collected in Carroll County, OH. The research examined 191 water samples, stable isotope analysis and baseline testing. It concluded there was “no evidence for natural gas contamination from shale oil and gas mining in any of the sampled groundwater wells of our study.”

Syracuse University

Syracuse University researchers analyzed 19,278 pre-drilling groundwater samples provided by Chesapeake Energy. The study found that more than 20% of samples naturally exceeded the limit for dissolved methane and confirms that fact that the Appalachian basin has a long history of preexisting dissolved methane which predates shale drilling.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP)


Ohio Department of Job and Family Services


American Chemical Council

Shale gas can lead to new investment, jobs, wages and tax revenue for Ohio.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

ODNR Production Reports


Other Reports and Documents:

IHS Economics – National Association of Manufacturers

Harvard University Business School


Bricker and Eckler LLP


IHS for American Petroleum Institute


American Petroleum Institute 


Ohio University’s  Shale Survey Report


American Enterprise Institute


Ohio Energy Resources Alliance


State Review of Natural Gas and Oil Regulations, Inc.’s


Penn State Study Evaluates Well Water Quality Near Marcellus Drilling


The University of Texas at Austin-The Energy Institute


The Fraser Institute Presents the Results of their 6th Annual Global Petroleum Survey