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Ohio's Top 10 natural gas-producing counties for 2013

By Bob Downing Published: July 4, 2014

Here are Ohio's Top 10 gas-producing counties in calendar year 2013, based on data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources:

1. Carroll, 50.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas.

2. Harrison, 12.7 billion.

3. Belmont, 12.4 billion.

4. Monroe, 9.7 billion.

5. Noble, 4.3 billion.

6. Jefferson, 4.2 billion.

7. Columbiana, 3 billion.

8. Guernsey, 2.1 billion.

9. Mahoning, 714 million.

10. Washington, 315 million.

Two local counties made the list: Stark was No. 11 with 196 million cubic feet and Portage was No. 14 with 20.2 million cubic feet.

Only 14 Ohio counties reported natural gas production in 2013. The other counties were Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Muskingum.

With thanks to co-worker Rick Armon.

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