Activity on Latest Report Pushes Utica Shale Over 1,500 Total Permits

The latest report on permitting activity from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources covers the week of September 14 to September 20.  With 23 new permits, the Utica shale passed another milestone number.

The 23 permits were distributed pretty evenly across several counties.  Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana and Monroe counties each were the location of 4 permits.  3 permits were issued in both Guernsey and Harrison counties.  Noble County finishes the report with 1 new permit.

The cumulative total for permits issued now stands at 1,520.  1,081 wells have been drilled, 573 are producing, and the Utica rig count stands at 44.

Check out the report by clicking here.

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