Land-Use in Ohio’s Utica Shale Industry…Now and in the Future

Carrollton, Ohio: As Ohio’s shale gas boom continues, landowers and elected officials are beginning to see many rural landscapes change as drill pads, pipelines, compressor stations and processing plants are built.  This “land-use” change toward more industrialized rather than agricultural activities can impact communities in many ways.   

Ted Auch, Ph.D, Great Lakes Program Coordinator for FracTracker has been studying land-use trends and their relationship to shale gas production numbers and will share the results at the February 5th meeting of Carroll Concerned Citizens. 

“We’ve been researching production past, present, future as it relates to resource utilization namely water, sand, and various chemicals.  Most of our focus has been on Carroll, Stark and Columbianna counties.” said Dr. Auch.

FracTracker uses advanced analytical and computer mapping tools to bring together many different data sources to spot correlations and/or trends. 

The meeting will be held at the Church of Christ – Christian Disciples beginning at 7pm and is free and open to the public.

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