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Ohio drilling permits approach 370 with 133 wells drilled

By Bob Downing Published: September 12, 2012

Carroll County remains the Ohio Utica shale drilling hot spot with 134 permits approved by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The latest data was released on Monday for the week of Sept. 2.

Of the Carroll County wells, 42 are drilled, 16 are producing, 3 have been fracked and 16 are waiting to be fracked, according to the Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management.

Columbiana County is No. 2 with 49 drilling permits.

Harrison County has 32; Jefferson County, 28; Monroe County, 17; Mahoning and Guernsey counties, 13; and Stark and Noble, 12.

Locally, Portage has eight permits; and Medina and Wayne, each have one.

Holmes County got its first permit. Devon Energy has been approved for a well in Prairie Township.




See the most recent drilling report and an injection wells map From
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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.