The latest weekly permitting update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources shows the Utica shale is close to reaching a couple more milestone numbers.
There were 14 new permits issued last week. Harrison County was the focal point, with 7 of the permits for wells there. Of the rest, 2 were Carroll County, 2 for Columbiana County, and 1 each in Belmont, Guernsey, and Monroe counties.
With this latest activity, there have now been 1099 permits issued for Utica shale drilling. 747 wells have been drilled, and the number of wells producing climbed to 384. The Utica rig count is still 40.
View the report here.
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