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Ohio Utica Shale

A total of 23 companies are drilling for Ohio's Utica shale

By Bob Downing Published: January 20, 2013

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, a total of 23 drilling companies are in pursuit of Ohio's Utica shale.

That total was as of Jan. 12 and is reflected in the companies getting state drilling permits.

Chesapeake Energy is No. 1 with 325 permits in 10 Ohio counties including Portage and Stark.

Other totals are:

Antero Resources, 11, in Monroe and Noble counties.

Anadarko, 12, in Coshocton, Guernsey, Muskingum and Noble.

Atlas Noble, 5, in Harrison.

Carrizo, 2, Guernsey.

Chevron Appalachia, 2, Harison County.

CNX Gas Co., 20, Jefferson, Mahoning, Noble, Portage, Trumbull and Tuscarawas.

Eclipse Resources, 1, Monroe.

Devon Energy, 13, Ashland, Coshocton, Knox, Guernsey, Medina, Wayne and Holmes.

EnerVest, 16, Carroll, Guernsey, Jefferson, Muskingum, Noble and Stark.

EQT Production, 1, Guernsey.

Gulfport Energy, 28, Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison.

Halcon Operating, 1, Trumbull.

Hall Drilling, 1, Monroe.

Hess Ohio Resources, 15, Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison and Jefferson.

HG Energy, 16, Monroe.

Hilcorp Energy, 2, Columbiana and Mahoning.

Mountaineer Keystone, 7, Portage.

Petroleum Development Corp., 4, Guernsey.

R.E. Gas Development, 8, Carroll and Noble.

Sierra Resources, 3, Carroll, Columbiana and Tuscarawas.

Swepi, 1, Columbiana.

XTO, 4, Belmont and Monroe.

In all, that's 498 permits.



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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.