Local, national and international media coverage and press relating to CERTAIN and its precursor, the Subsurface Energy Resource Center (SERC).

Economic impact of oil and gas boom a positive for eastern Ohio

An Ohio State economics professor believes Ohio should use the economic windfall from the oil and gas boom to create a legacy of prosperity for the region.

Times Reporter

April 25, 2015

Featured expert: Matthew Roberts, professor of agricultural economics

Ohio State, WVU sharing federal grant for shale research lab

Columbus Business First

Nov. 7, 2014

The Ohio State University will help West Virginia University conduct what WVU says is the first long-term, comprehensive field study of shale gas sites.

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the universities a five-year, $11 million grant to establish a new field site and research lab in Morgantown, West Virginia, the school said.

$58 million effort to study potential new energy source

October 23, 2014

A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico that hold enormous potential to increase the world's energy supply. In addition to UT Austin's Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) at the Jackson School of Geosciences, the study includes researchers from The Ohio State University, Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Sound construction of wells will protect water, researchers find

Columbus Dispatch (Editorial)

September 22, 2014

A study led by an Ohio State University scientist and published in a national journal last Monday has good news for Ohio’s economy: If done correctly, the method of drilling for oil and gas known as horizontal fracking, which is fueling a jobs-and-energy boom, doesn’t pose a danger to drinking-water supplies.

Well Leaks, Not Fracking, Are Linked to Fouled Water

New York Times

September 15, 2014

Featured expert: lead study author Thomas Darrah, professor of earth sciences

ALSO: Huffington Post:Contaminated Water Caused By Leaky Wells, Not Fracking Process, Study Says

ALSO: Washington Post:Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

ALSO: Daily Mail (UK):Contaminated water was NOT caused by fracking: Study finds leaky wells are to blame for tainted supplies

ALSO: Wall Street Journal:Fracking Report Cites Bad Wells for Tainted Water

ALSO: US News & World Report:Tainted water in Pennsylvania, Texas from leaky gas wells, not fracking itself, study says

ALSO: NBC News:Experts Trace Tainted Water to Leaky Wells, Not Fracking

OSU nuclear engineering professor: Oil and natural gas to run out in 40 to 80 years

Business First

March 28, 2014

Featured expert: Rich Denning, professor of nuclear engineering

Energy and how the U.S. will continue producing it is top of mind today, especially as the country tries to slowly wind down some of its use of coal for electricity. So other alternatives, whether it be fellow fossil fuels like natural gas or renewables like wind and solar power, often are discussed. Nuclear energy often is left in the cold in public discourse, especially since the 2011 meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Rich Denning, a nuclear engineering professor at Ohio State University, is a booster of the energy source, as you might expect.

Chesapeake to reduce drilling spending

Company still has $800 million penciled in for Ohio this year

Newark Advocate

February 7, 2014

Featured expert: Douglas Southgate, professor of agricultural, environmental and development economics and associate director of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center

Planning task force will explore ways to leverage benefits of Guernsey County's gas and oil boom for future economy

The Daily Jeffersonian

January 16, 2014

A report last fall that the population of Cambridge could grow tenfold as a result of the gas and oil boom in this part of Ohio has sparked a partnership between the county's planning commission and The Ohio State University Extension.

Together they will revisit the Guernsey County Comprehensive Strategic Plan.

Ohio’s 245 Utica shale wells producing at a rate of $1 billion a year 

Akron Beacon Journal

January 2, 2014

Featured expert: Jeff Daniels, professor of geology and co-director of the university’s Sub-Surface Energy Resources Center

First horizontal Utica shale permits granted

Morgan County Herald

Ohio’s Utica shale has created approximately550 millionaires in Carroll County, according to OSU Extension Education Chris Penrose.

WVU, Ohio State researchers get $2M for shale work

Associated Press

October 31, 2013

Researchers from Ohio State and West Virginia universities have won a combined $2 million grant to study microbial biopersity in underground shale-gas formations.

The bulk of the National Science Foundation award, $1.65 million, goes to Ohio State.

ALSO: Hispanic Business: WVU, Ohio State Researchers Awarded $2 Million for Shale Energy Research

ALSO: State Journal: WVU, Ohio State researchers awarded $2 Million for shale energy research

OhioMeansJobs program to assist with job training in Guernsey County and surrounding areas

The Daily Jeffersonian

October 13, 2013

Presenting an update on the OhioMeansJobs Workforce Development Revolving Loan Program, Joe Greco, president of the Buckeye STEPS Network in Ohio said, at the organization's bi-monthly meeting, "business is the driving force of the initiative, which is still in the preliminary stage ... It's all about being proactive."

Shale exploration’s ripple effect expected to boost area economy

Times Reporter

October 3, 2013

While many residents of Tuscarawas County may not see a direct benefit from the current oil and gas boom, they should see indirect benefits in the years to come.

Featured expert: Chris Zoller, Tuscarawas County’s Ohio State University Extension director for agriculture

OSUE offers businesses training and advice on renewable energy production

Farmers Advance

August 7, 2013

A growing number of Ohio companies, schools, farms and other organizations are turning to on-site renewable energy generation projects to meet some or all of their electricity needs.

As the green energy movement gains popularity, Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) is offering training and other educational resources to help businesses and other organizations make informed decisions on energy investments, including the feasibility of implementing on-site renewable energy projects.

OSU Should Go Ahead With Project

Wheeling Intelligencer Editorial

July 24, 2013

Although federal officials recently gave hydraulic fracturing at gas and oil wells a clean bill of health, much more remains to be learned about the practice. Researchers at Ohio State University want to study a working well, but money seems to be a problem. It is not, for a change, too little money but, strangely enough, too much.

Is Ohio State fracking-well plan drilling for research data, or cash?

The Columbus Dispatch

July 22, 2013

Ohio State University researchers want to install and study a working oil and gas well on university land in Noble County. The plan would open the school’s Eastern Agricultural Research Station to shale drilling and would provide an opportunity to closely examine how fracking alters the environment and assess pollution risks to the air and groundwater, supporters say.

Region racing to train workers

Ohio Oil and Gas

July 2, 2013

As the crude oil and natural gas industry burgeons in Ohio, Ohioans no doubt will seek to be a part of it.Ohio State's Agricultural Technical Institute is helping to train the workers that will be necessaryin this industry.

Compressor stations could be next shale battleground in Ohio

Crain’s Cleveland Business

June 7, 2013

Featured expert: Jeff Daniels, director of Subsurface Energy Resource Center

Shale output doesn’t shift maps

Coshocton Tribune

May 30, 2013

Featured expert: Jeffrey Daniels, professor of earth sciences

Also: Results don’t change much Port Clinton News Herald

May 29, 2013

Also: Well results don’t shift Utica Shale potential

Marion Star

May 30, 2013

Also: Early well results don’t shift Utica Shale maps, potential

Newark Advocate

Also: Well results don’t shift maps

The News Messenger

Ask the Expert: How is “fracking” a game changer?

onCampus Magazine

May 1, 2013

Featured expert: Jeff Daniels, professor of geography and head of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center.

Ohio’s $500 Billion Oil Dream Fades as Utica Turns Gassy


April 16, 2013

Featured expert: Jeff Daniels, professor of geography and head of the Subsurface Energy Resource Center.

Shale energy development discussed

Weirton Daily Times, 4/10/13

All About Gas Wells" was a subject members of the GFWC/OFWC Wintersville Woman's Club got some insight on at their March 21 meeting when two Ohio State University Extension agents were the program presenters.

Fracking injection wells booming but need may lessen with time 

Business First, 11/23/12

Featured expert: Jeff Daniels, professor of geology, director of Subsurface Energy Resource Center

Kasich pushes ahead with 'frack' tax

Marion Star, 2/11/13

Featured Expert: Douglas Southgate, professor of agricultural economics

Mountaineers and Buckeyes Team Up for Shale Research

The Intelligencer, 2/12/13

Details news of the Ohio State, WVU Memorandum of Understanding signed 2/11/12.

WVU, OSU Partner on Shale Energy Research 

Bloomberg Businessweek, 2/12/13

Details news of the Ohio State, WVU Memorandum of Understanding signed 2/11/12.