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Ohio officially tops 1,000 for Utica shale permits

By Bob Downing Published: December 6, 2013

Ohio has officially topped 1,000 Utica shale permits.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported that as of Nov. 30, Ohio has approved 1,006 Utica shale permits in eastern Ohio,

Of that total, 617 wells have been drilled and 250 are now in production.

A total of 42 rigs are drilling in Ohio.

A total of 13 new permits were approved: one in Belmont County, three in Carroll County, three in Guernsey County, five in Harrison County and one in Washington County.

Those five Harrison County permit went to America Energy Utica LLC, the new company established by former Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon.

The permits, all in Nottingham Township, mark McClendon's first permits with his new company in Ohio.



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Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

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