The Canton Repository is reporting on new maps generated by the Ohio Division of Geological Survey suggesting that the Utica shale may extend further west than previously contemplated:  "Drilling opportunities in Ohio’s Utica shale might extend farther west, according to revised maps posted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. *** ODNR geologists posted new maps on the agency’s website last week after reviewing information from 100 new locations. *** The revised map supports earlier speculation that eastern Ohio — including Stark, Carroll and Tuscarawas counties — should be a hot spot for oil and liquid natural-gas production. But it extends potential production farther west and south."

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