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Ohio drilling permit climb; two more drilling rigs in Ohio

By Bob Downing Published: November 21, 2012

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued 453 permits to drill in the Utica shale through Nov. 17.

That's an increase of 10 permits from Nov. 10.

The new permits were Belmont, one; Carroll, 5; Columbiana, 2; Harrison, 1; and Noble, 1, according to the Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management.

To date, 186 wells have been drilled, 41 of which are in production.

A total of 28 drilling rigs are working in Ohio, up two from the previous state report.

Carroll County is No. 1 in Ohio with 159 permits.

Other totals are Columbiana, 66; Harrison, 56; Jefferson, 31; Guernsey, 24; Monroe, 20; Mahoning, 15; Noble, 14; Portage, 14; Stark, 13; Tuscarawas, 12; and Belmont, 11.




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Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

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