25 New Utica Shale Permits Last Week

It was another active week for Utica shale permitting last week, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

25 new permits were issued.  Harrison County led the way, with 11 of the permits.  7 were issued for Belmont County, 2 each for Carroll, Monroe, and Noble counties, and 1 for Jefferson County.

There have now been 1,148 permits issued for horizontal drilling in Ohio's Utica shale.  770 wells have been drilled, and the number of wells producing remained steady at 385.  The Utica rig count is 39.

View the report here.

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