1. Gulfport Energy Corp. reports that its first six horizontal wells in Ohio's Utica shale are averaging 8.17 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, plus 1,006 barrels per day on condensate and 1,111 barrels of natural gas liquids.
That averages out to 3,479 barrels of oil equivalents per day for those six wells.
The wells are producing one third natural gas, one third oil or condensate and one third natural gas liquids.
The company has 128,000 acres of leased land and plans to drill 50 Ohio wells in 2013.
It has 12 wells drilled now with two more planned late this year.
The Oklahoma-based company said it is targeting a 100-foot-thick rock layer between 7,500 and 9,500 feet deep beneath eastern 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.