There was a chance to learn about drilling in the Utica Shale (where Rochester, NY resides) in a webinar, but whoops we missed it.
Hart Energy - Unlocking The Utica: The Next Big Northeast Shale Play? The Ordovician Utica shale is an international shale play, stretching from Quebec, Canada, down in the U.S. portion of the great Appalachian Basin. The Utica offers strong attractions: excellent rock properties, low acreage costs, and proximity to premium gas markets. This emerging play is on the cusp of exploration, with operators beginning to probe its potential in earnest. Here, in the webinar “Unlocking the Utica: The Next Big Northeast Shale Play?” you will hear the latest insights on this fascinating reservoir from two industry experts. The 55-minute webinar will include a live Q&A moderated by Peggy Williams, Director of Unconventional Resources, Hart Energy. Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Guess we’ll have to keep hunting around like crazy to find any information about possibly drilling for gas in our area. Why doesn’t our local media, after they’re done reporting on all the vehicles crashes in our area (what is it with our transportation system?) report on possibly hydrofracking in the Utica Shale, which is being shaped in the latest report Preliminary Revised Draft SGEIS on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program (July 2011) - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. It says “Marcellus Shale” in the title of this document though it includes Utica Shale in the language.