The Marcellus Drilling News reports that PDC Energy has announced plans to deveiop 45,000 acres in southeastern Ohio with no drilling partners.
The Colorado-based company had been seeking partners for a joint venture, but the offers were such that the company has decided to proceed on its own.
The firm said it is committing $50 million to Utica shale drilling in Ohio in the 2013 budget.
PDC, based in Denver, has drilled two wells in Guernsey County and is pleased with the results.
A third Ohio well, in Washington County, is scheduled to be drilled later this year.
Click here to read the company's press release.
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