The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register newspaper is reporting that an Exxon Mobil subsidiary will be drilling into the Ohio Utica Shale.
The story beginning:
"OHIO VALLEY - Exxon Mobil subsidiary XTO Energy plans to drill its first Ohio Utica Shale well just south of the former Key Ridge Elementary School in Belmont County, state records show.
"Public records also confirm oil giant Exxon has at least 52,334 acres leased for drilling in Belmont and Monroe counties, while competitor Chevron has several thousand acres leased in Marshall and Ohio counties.
"Ohio Department of Natural Resources records show XTO has the permit to drill the Utica Shale well on a 461-acre plot in Mead Township, just south of Ohio 147."
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