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.
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.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
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.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.