Oil and Gas Officials From Multiple States Compare Notes in Columbus

From Columbus Business First:
Ohio oil and gas officials often say that the state's Utica shale play still is in its infancy. It's a common refrain made to temper any outsized ambitions about the current state of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling in the eastern part of the state. 
But rarely are oil and gas officials in the same room to compare and contrast. That's not the case this week – government officials involved in regulating the burgeoning U.S. shale boom gathered at the Hyatt Regency as part of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a multi-state group that shares concerns and stories that emanate from the industry. 
Oklahoma, North Dakota and Colorado all are ahead of Ohio in shale production, where there are 1,548 permits to drill in the Utica shale play compared with just three only four years ago.
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