6.87 billion barrels (18.83 million barrels per day)
15 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 5.5 billion barrels of oil according to the Ohio Geological Survey.
The shale formation stretches across portions of Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Tennessee, West Virginia, Virginia and parts of Ontario, Canada - See more at: http://www.energyfromshale.org/hydraulic-fracturing/utica-shale-gas#sthash.awOjuLnB.dpuf ^ so that one shale provides a years worth of shale gas, if they can convert it http://www.resilience.org/stories/2013-08-16/shale-gas-tight-oil-and-fracking-headlines Acidizing, also referred to as “matrix acidization,” typically involves the injection of high volumes of hydrofluoric acid, a powerful solvent, (abbreviated as “HF”) into the oil well to dissolve rock deep underground and allow oil to flow up through the well. Conventional fracking, in which water and other chemicals are pumped at high pressure to create fissures in the rocks, reportedly does not work well in many parts of the Monterey Shale – a rock formation known for its complexity and low permeability, which makes fracking less effective. http://www.sfgate.com/green/article/Acidizing-could-rival-fracking-in-Monterey-Shale-4760329.php And there are hints that the process, known as "acidizing" a well, may work better than hydraulic fracturing in California's Monterey Shale, estimated to hold 15.4 billion barrels of oil.( 3 years worth of oil so says 2011 study, saying we use about 6.8 a year)
"I think it could be a way to unlock the Monterey. And people need to understand that this is a huge resource that could mean a lot of jobs."
Fracking also creates channels within shale, but does so by blasting the rock with a high-pressure mixture of water, sand and chemicals. Acidizing doesn't require high pressure or sand. It can, however, be combined with fracking in a process called fracture acidizing, or acid frack.
http://www.energyfromshale.org/sites/default/files/styles/infographic/public/Powering-A-Manufacturing-R enaissance-With-Hydraulic-Fracturing.jpg http://www.energyfromshale.org/sites/default/files/styles/infographic/public/Fueling-Job-Creation.jpg http://www.energyfromshale.org ^^^ good for pros http://www.theoec.org/Fracking?gclid=CJnb0YmtzrkCFUqk4Aod10MAng As this new combination of drilling technologies has ramped up nationwide, communities have seen a corresponding increase in harmful air emissions, water contamination, and serious problems associated with the disposal of horizontal fracking waste fluids.
For this reason, the Ohio Environmental Council calls for a moratorium of new deep-shale horizontal fracking wells until the public health risks are fully known, regulatory safeguards are in place, and systems are in place to protect and compensate communities from the local impacts associated with this development. ● http://www.fractracker.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/WellimpactsMap_V1Static.png http://wilderness.org/article/truth-about-fracking-and-environment?gclid=CNDl7IitzrkCFYai4Aod
^^^ this is a good video on fracking http://www.theoec.org/campaign/fracking-impacts-water-quality 5.6 million gallons per frack. If you figure an average family of 4 in Ohio uses about 300 gallons of water per day, the water used in one fracture would supply one household with water for51 years.
A Duke University study found methane concentrations 17 times higher in drinking water wells…