1. Pastures and Pipelines

    Aug 19, 2014

    It has become a common occurrence in Eastern Ohio to see oil and gas related pipelines being installed through pastures and crop fields.  While many sections of these lines are installed and reseeded to the farmer’s satisfaction, some are not.  Lately, I have been asked by farmland owners and contractors alike to assess the reseeding success of individual sections of right-of-ways.  Below are some ideas which I hope will curb some of the incidents I have noticed.

  2. Sustainability Model for Communities Impacted by Unconventional Oil and Gas Development

    Jul 9, 2014

    In less than a decade unconventional oil and gas production has proliferated in the United States. This occurrence is not a new phenomenon but the technology being used and the geographical areas in the United States are new.  These are two of the factors that have allowed the oil and gas industry to expand.

  3. Bioenergy Made Easy Video Series

    Jun 16, 2014

    Are you having trouble figuring out what all of the ethanol, RINs, engine fears, and other renewable fuel hype is about? Who can you trust for solid science-based information?

  4. EDA Shale Project Update

    Apr 22, 2014

    Productive and well received project regional launch meetings, data development and team planning activities sum up initial progress on “Building Sustainable Communities in Ohio’s Shale Region: Leveraging Manufacturing Clusters and Local Assets with Strategic Planning”, a project funded by the U.S.

  5. Energy Efficient Lighting

    Mar 24, 2014

    Did you know that about 10% your home’s energy costs are related to your lights?  According to  swapping out 15 incandescent bulbs could save approximately $50 each year.  This is an easy way to save money

  6. Ohio Shale Development: The Community Impact

    Feb 19, 2014

    Oil and gas production in eastern Ohio dates back to the 1800s, with thousands of wells having been drilled into shallow sandstone deposits and other formations.  However, energy resource development since 2010 has been on a scale far exceeding what had occurred during the previous 100 years.  The impact on farmers and other rural landowners has been substantial, including pay-outs of hundreds of thousands of dollars for many who have leased their subsurface resources.  Local communities and governments have experienced change as well.

  7. OSU Extension Resources for Shale Development

    Jan 27, 2014

    Submitted by: Cindy Bond, Extension Educator Community Development

    Shale Development is a common term in Eastern Ohio as the area continues to grow and expand. What is the role of Ohio State University Extension in this area? OSU Extension can provide unbiased research based information. In addition to this website, there are many other OSU Extension resources available.  Below are three other OSU resources that may be useful.

  8. Temporary Waterline and Temporary Right-of-way

    Jan 6, 2014

    Written By:  Clif Little, OSU Extension Guernsey County, or 740-489-5300

    Temporary right-of-way grants and temporary waterline agreement are becoming more common in the shale development regions of Ohio.  These documents involve important considerations on behalf of the landowner and should always involve your attorney.  Below are a few of the points for the landowner to consider.

  9. Increased CNG Fueling Stations Provide Ohio Businesses with Cost Saving Opportunities

    Dec 16, 2013

    By: Greg Moon – OSU Community Development Extension Educator, Wyandot County

    The cost-saving benefits that compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles can offer to Ohio businesses continues to increase as the amount of CNG fueling sites spreads geographically across the state.  While the conversion of vehicle fleets and purchase of new CNG vehicles appears costly up front, more and more Ohio businesses with a heavy transportation component are beginning to realize the opportunity that low natural gas prices present to their bottom line.

  10. Encouraging Ohioans to Implement Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

    Dec 3, 2013

    Written by Myra Moss, Associate Professor and Educator, OSU Extension, Licking County

    In 2011 OSU Extension collaborated with the Ohio Department of Development Energy Resources Office and Green Energy Ohio, Inc., to develop a statewide energy outreach and education program.  The purpose of this program was to help Ohio’s residents and businesses access useful knowledge, information, resources and assistance in energy efficiency and renewable energy such as solar or wind.