ODNR Report Shows Permitting Picks Back Up Last Week

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has released its latest weekly permitting report for Utica shale drilling.  After a couple of slow weeks, activity seems to be ramping back up.

There were 13 new permits issued last week.  5 were for Harrison County sites, driving the total there to 167.  3 each were issued for Carroll County and Belmont County, while 2 were issued for Noble County.

This round of activity brings the cumulative permit total to 1061, with 697 wells drilled and 292 producing.  The Utica rig count is 40.

Click here to view the report.

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