Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP)

American Petroleum Institute 

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

American Chemistry Council

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Other Studies and 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. 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.


IHS Economics – National Association of Manufacturers


Harvard University Business School


Bricker and Eckler LLP


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