After dipping to 15 a week ago, the Utica shale rig count is back up to 16 on the latest weekly permitting report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
There were 11 new permits listed on the report. Every single one of them was issued to Hilcorp Energy for Columbiana County well sites. This brings the cumulative total of permits issued to 2,298. 1,834 wells have been drilled and 1,433 are producing.
The report can be viewed below or by clicking here.
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