☰ Menu
Ohio Utica Shale

Ohio's Utica shale permits continue to increase

By Bob Downing Published: October 12, 2012

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management has approved 405 Utica shale permits in Ohio.

That is an increase of 23 since the last state filing.

To date, 171 of those wells have been drilled in  eastern Ohio.

That's grown by 27 wells from 144 wells since the last state filing two weeks ago.

The listing was released Wednesday.

The permits have been issued since late 2009.

Carroll County is No. 1 with permits: 140. That is nearly 35 percent of the state total.

Other county permit totals: Columbiana, 55; Harrison, 49; Jefferson, 31;Guernsey, 24; Monroe, 18; Mahoning, 14; Stark, 13; Portage, 13; Noble, 13;and  Belmont, 10.

Locally, Medina and Wayne counties each have one permit.

Ohio has also approved 16 permits in the Marcellus shale, of which six wells have been drilled.



See the most recent drilling report and an injection wells map From
Prev Next

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.