After hitting its highest level in 2016 in the week ending October 1, 2016, the Utica shale rig count dropped back down to 19 on the latest report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Further, 6 new permits were issued last week. 3 went to Rice Drilling for wells in Belmont County, and 3 were issued to Antero Resources for Noble County sites. There are now 2,266 permits issued, 1,822 wells drilled, and 1,409 wells producing.
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