Tuesday, December 24, 2013

8 New Permits Issued for Utica Shale Drilling Last Week

According to the latest weekly report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources it was another slow week for Utica shale permitting.

8 new permits were issued.  4 of those were for Harrison County wells, 3 of which were to Aubrey McClendon's new company, American Energy Utica.  2 were issued for Columbiana County, and 1 each for Belmont and Monroe counties.

This activity brings the cumulative permit total to 1,030.  658 wells have been drilled, while the number of wells producing actually dropped 1 on this week's report, to 249.  The Utica rig count is 40.

View the report here.

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