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Shale

News, analysis and discussion about the boom in natural gas and oil production in Ohio's Utica Shale region, especially its economic and environmental impact. Read, listen, engage with ideastream's coverage.

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Recent Shale Coverage from ideastream

Lorain Hopes For New Markets And Renewed Oil And Gas Development For Its U.S. Steel Plant

Lorain Hopes For New Markets And Renewed Oil And Gas Development For Its U.S. Steel Plant

Regional News Stories
Posted January 16, 2015

The company's plan to idle the facility concerns laborers and officials.

Oil Prices Hit New Lows

Oil Prices Hit New Lows

The Sound of Ideas
Posted January 7, 2015

Falling crude oil prices have led to a plunge at the pump. What's behind the phenomenon?

Is Shale Development The Biggest Threat To Lake Erie?

Is Shale Development The Biggest Threat To Lake Erie?

Regional News Stories
Posted December 29, 2014

One conservation/sportsmen group says yes, while others see more likely causes of concern.

New Strategy for Recovery

Regional News Stories
Posted November 11, 2014

Corporate and philanthropic leaders say the region's current economic strategy is not working as well as it needs to. They have a new one.

Cargo Shipments Up, But Coal Sees Downward Slide

Cargo Shipments Up, But Coal Sees Downward Slide

Regional News Stories
Posted November 9, 2014

A number of factors are hurting coal demand, but there could be developments on the horizon that could change that.

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Shale Summit 2013

Shale Summit

An audience of 600 people at the Landerhaven event heard industry promoters; business groups, environmental groups, researchers and local government officials discuss the impacts of current and future of oil and gas production in the Utica Shale region of eastern Ohio.

Watch sessions from the summit here.

Additional Information

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