Hart Energy reports that Ohio's lack of transparency on drilling production data may slow development in the Utica shale.
Thomas Pritchard of California-based Imperial Capital LLC saidat a Pittsburgh conference that the lack of production data from Ohio is troubling, Hart Energy says.
Ohio requires once-a-year production totals in March.
To date, companies have offered preliminary data on only 16 wells.
To date, Ohio has permitted 457 wells, of which 187 have been drilled. A total of 45 are in production, as of Nov. 24.
A total of 29 rigs are working 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.