Carroll County: How Fracking Changed Our Town

BBC NewsTwo years ago the American state of Ohio started to experience a boom in the shale gas drilling industry.

At its heart is Carroll County where residents of a small town there explain how the process called fracking has changed the economy and lives of their community.

The BBC's Peter Marshall discovers what lessons might be learned for the people of Lancashire and Greater Manchester where a similar process could be allowed. [Read More]

[Originally posted at: http://bbc.in/19AtWca]

Utica and Marcellus shale: Midstream development just starting

Pipe Line ConstructionCAMBRIDGE, Ohio —  Business and government leaders gathered in Cambridge for the Ohio Utica Midstream Development Forum Nov. 6 to discuss what the future holds for oil and gas industry. The main topic were pipelines and processing, often called the “midstream.” It’s a critical piece of the industry, as Dominion Gas officials told the group: If the midstream isn't there, then the gas underground means nothing. [Read More]

[Originally posted at: http://bit.ly/1fzrqE3]