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Ohio drilling permits hit 477 with 196 wells drilled

By Bob Downing Published: December 19, 2012

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has approved 13 new permits for Utica shale drilling.

That brings Ohio's permit total to 477 through Dec. 15.

Of that total, 196 wells have been drilled and 45 wells are in production.

A total of 29 rigs are working in Ohio.

Three new permits are in Carroll County, four are in Harrison County and three are in Noble County

The others are Belmont, Monroe and Mahoning, all with one each.

To date, Carroll County has 173 permits; Columbiana County has 66 and Harrison County has 62.

Other Ohio counties are: Jefferson, 31, Guernsey, 24, Monroe, 23, Noble, 17, Mahoning, 16, Portage, 14, Stark, 13, Tuscarawas, 12, and Belmont, 12.



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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.