Could Utica Shale Oil Window Be in Northeast Ohio?

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer:
Industry officials said Thursday that a zone east of Interstate 77 that runs south from Portage County in a crescent shape through western Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and into Stark County, could represent the best "oil window," in part because of the shale's depth in those counties. 
Peter MacKenzie, vice president of operations at the Ohio Oil & Gas Association,explained that the form of buried hydrocarbons depends in part on how deep it occurs. 
If you started walking east from Columbus, you would be on shale perhaps 1,000 feet underground -- too shallow and cool to hold much in the way of usable deposits. By the Ohio River, the shale is 8,000 feet down and hotter, so hydrocarbons there are "dry" -- and currently low-priced -- natural gas.
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