Drillers have completed 514 wells in Ohio’s Utica shale formation, with 125 in production.
The remaining wells are awaiting pipelines or connections.
A total of 36 rigs are drilling in Ohio.
The state issued a record-high 75 permits in July, with Belmont County obtaining the most, 15.
Through July 30, the state had issued 382 permits this year, compared with 218 through the same period in 2012.
— Bob Downing