Only 5 New Permits Issued for Utica Shale Drilling Last Week

Last week was another slow one for Utica shale permitting, according to the latest report from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Only 5 new permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica shale were issued.  4 of those permits were for Monroe County, while the other one was for Guernsey County.

The activity last week brings the total number of permits to 887.  The number of wells drilled is 557, and 153 are producing.  The Utica rig count is down to 30.

View the full report here.

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