Utica Shale Permit Count Pushes to 899 With 12 New Last Week

The latest permitting roundup from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources has been released.  After issuing only 2 permits the week of September 8-14, things picked back up last week, with 12 new permits.

The busiest spot was once again Carroll County, as 5 of the 12 permits were issued for wells in Carroll's Union and Washington townships.  3 permits were for Harrison County, while Guernsey, Columbiana, Monroe and Washington counties each saw 1 new permit last week.

The cumulative total of permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica shale is now 899, with 561 wells drilled and 152 producing.  The Utica rig count is 34.

View the report here.

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