Ohio geologist sees promise in Rhinestreet, Huron shale formations

The state of Ohio’s chief geologist says the future of oil and gas exploration across Ohio might rest with improved technology and other shale plays that appear to have the same sort of rich organic content as Utica/Point Pleasant shale, reports the Youngstown Business Journal. According to the newspaper, State Geologist Tom Serenko said the Rhinestreet and Huron shale formations in Ohio have “very dark, organic-rich shale” similar to the Utica/Point Pleasant. He thinks they could hold promise for oil and gas production.