Ohio Department of Natural Resources http://wyso.org en Ohio's Earthquake Average Since 2010 Has Risen http://wyso.org/post/ohios-earthquake-average-2010-has-risen <p>A newspaper analysis finds that the average number of 2.0 magnitude and higher earthquakes occurring in Ohio each year has risen.</p><p>The rise reported by The Columbus Dispatch coincides with an average increase in tremors nationally and to an increase in oil-and-gas drilling and deep injection activity in eastern Ohio.</p><p>Ohio Department of Natural Resources data reviewed by the newspaper showed Ohio averaged two earthquakes annually of 2.0 magnitude or greater between 1950 and 2009. Between 2010 and 2014, that average rose to nine.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Columbus Dispatch 47175 at http://wyso.org Ohio Drilling Chemicals Must Be Reported Locally http://wyso.org/post/ohio-drilling-chemicals-must-be-reported-locally <p>Ohio officials are advising oil and gas companies to share information on the toxic chemicals they use with local authorities, including first responders.</p><p>The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio notified companies this month that federal disclosure law trumps a 2001 state law requiring only that the information be filed with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 40002 at http://wyso.org Ohio Wells Dispose of More Fracking Waste http://wyso.org/post/ohio-wells-dispose-more-fracking-waste <p>The amount of waste from the shale gas and oil drilling process injected into disposal wells in Ohio is continuing to rise.</p><p>The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says that 14.2 million barrels of fluids and other waste from the process of hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - were injected into disposal wells in the state in 2012. That was up 12 percent from the previous year.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 35597 at http://wyso.org Shale Drilling Boosts Ohio Gas and Oil Output http://wyso.org/post/shale-drilling-boosts-ohio-gas-and-oil-output <p>Officials say drilling in Ohio's Utica shale region nearly doubled the output of oil and natural gas there since 2011.</p><p>The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday that the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the shale region of eastern Ohio increased the oil output by 93 percent and the natural gas output by 80 percent in that time.</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 33334 at http://wyso.org Environmentalists Want Feds to Oversee ODNR’s Authority Over Injection and Extraction Wells http://wyso.org/post/environmentalists-want-feds-oversee-odnr-s-authority-over-injection-and-extraction-wells <p>Some environmentalists are asking the federal Environmental Protection Agency to do a full audit and investigation of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the state agency that grants permits for injection and extraction wells. Brian Rothenberg of Progress Ohio says the state agency is not doing due diligence in regulating those wells in Ohio.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 30521 at http://wyso.org