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Ohio approves 11 new Utica shale drilling permits

By Bob Downing Published: December 27, 2012

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has approved 11 new Utica shale drilling permits.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. got eight of the new permits: seven in Carroll County and one in Columbiana County.

The other permits were in Guernsey (one) and Monroe (two). The companies involved are PDC Energy Inc., Eclipse Resources LLP and Antero Resources.

The latest listing from the ODNR's Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management covers through Dec. 12.

To date, Ohio has 485 active permits that have resulted in 196 wells beuing drilled. At present, 45 of those wells are in production.

A total of 30 rigs are working in Ohio. That is an increase of one from the previous state report.

Carroll County is No. 1 with 177 permits.

Second is Harrison County with 63 and Columbiana County has 61 permits.

Other totals are:

-- Jefferson, 31.

-- Guernsey, 25.

-- Monroe and Noble, 22.

-- Mahoning, 15.

-- Portage, 14.

-- Stark, 13.

-- Tuscarawas, 12.

-- Belmont, 11.

-- Coshocton, 5.

-- Muskingum and Holmes counties, 3.

-- Trumbull and Knox counties, 2.

-- Ashland, Geauga, Wayne, Medina counties, 1

 

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