13 New Utica Shale Permits Issued in Week Ending 10/12/13; 577 Wells Now Drilled

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' latest report on permitting activity in the Utica shale shows that 13 new permits were issued.

Harrison County was the hot spot, with 5 of the permits issued there.  2 permits each were issued to Carroll, Monroe, and Trumbull counties.  Belmont and Washington counties round out the report with 1 permit each.

The new permit total is 927.  577 wells have now been drilled, and 164 are producing.  The Utica rig count is 30.

View the report in its entirety here.

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