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Ohio Utica Shale

A total of 178 wells have been drilled in Ohio's Utica shale

By Bob Downing Published: October 31, 2012

Ohio has issued 431 permits for drilling horizontal wells into the Utica shale.

To date, 178 of those wells have been drilled, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management.

A total of 36 of those wells are in production, as of Oct. 27.

There are 24 rigs operating in eastern Ohio.

A total of 12 state permits were issued last week: six in Carroll County, two in Columbiana, three in Harrison and one in Mahoning.

Carroll County is No. 1 in Ohio with 149 permits.

Columbiana has 58 and Harrison has 51.

Jefferson has 31; Guernsey, 24; Monroe, 18; Mahoning, 14; Portage, 14; Stark, 13; Noble, 13; and Belmont, 11.




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Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management State agency Web site.

ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.

ODNR Division of Geological Survey.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio State University Extension.

Ohio Farm Bureau.

Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Granville-based group that represents 1,500 Ohio energy-related companies.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program.

Energy In Depth, a trade group.

Marcellus and Utica Shale Resource Center by Ohio law firm Bricker & Eckler.

Utica Shale, a compilation of Utica shale activities.

Landman Report Card, a site that looks at companies involved in gas and oil leases.FracFocus, a compilation of chemicals used in fracking individual wells as reported voluntarily by some drillers.

Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.

Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.

Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.

National Geographic's The Great Shale Rush.

The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.

Buckeye Forest Council.

Earthjustice, a national eco-group.

Stop Fracking Ohio.

People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.

Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.

No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.

Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.

Penn State Marcellus Center.

Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.

Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.