There is plenty of help online for those who own land, or mineral rights under land, and want more information about leasing it for oil and gas exploration, or just want to better understand the oil and gas exploration going on around us.
The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has published information titled "What landowners should look for in oil, natural gas leases."
For more information, check out the web site for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources--Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. This site provides access to all sorts of useful information, including, just to name a few:
- FAQs on Oil and Gas
- FAQs on Oil and Gas Leasing and Drilling in Ohio
- Shale Development Fact Sheets
- Summary of Ohio gas and oil law
- More info on leasing for gas or oil in Ohio
This last web site is a joint project between the Groundwater Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission that provides a chemical disclosure registry and all sorts of educational information. It allows you to search for information about the chemicals used in hydraulic fracking.
In addition to publishing useful reports, databases and other resources, many of the web sites above also contain links to even more sites that will help in your search for information. Happy hunting!