Ohio Injected Drilling Waste Increased by 15% in 2013

From the Akron Beacon Journal:
The volume of drilling wastes injected in Ohio grew by nearly 15 percent last year, almost entirely due to increasing in-state Utica shale production. 
Data compiled from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources show that Ohio accepted more than 16.3 million barrels of liquid waste in 2013 — enough to fill a train of tanker cars nearly 242 miles long. 
Waste volume from out-of-state drilling sources remained basically the same from 2012 to 2013. The sharp change came from in-state, as liquids produced in Ohio grew from 5.9 million barrels to nearly 8.1 million barrels, an increase of 36.7 percent. 
Trumbull County was the No. 1 destination for the liquid waste in 2013, with more than 2.3 million barrels pumped into underground storage there. Portage County ranked second at almost 2 million barrels. Stark County was ninth with 607,698 barrels. 
“Those numbers are not surprising and seem reasonable based on what’s been happening,” in the drilling industry, said Jeffrey Dick, a geology professor at Youngstown State University and an expert on Ohio’s Utica shale.
Read the entire article here.

Here is a map from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources showing the locations of active injection wells:




Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

Popular posts from this blog

US Postal Service Subpoenas Chesapeake Energy on Royalty Payments

Company Looking for Permission to Build Two New Injection Wells in Ohio