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In this 2011 file photo, floormen Chris Boulet (left) and Alfanso Blanco attach a collar to the pipe during a tipping out operation on the derrick deck at the Chesapeake Energy NOMAC drilling rig #245. Chesapeak is drilling into the Utica Shale formation at depths of six to eight thousand feet below the ground. Ohio's Utica Shale drilling has slowed down dramatically. (Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
In this 2013 file photo, the PDC Energy Detweiler drilling rig in Ohio's Guernsey County. ( Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
In this file photo, a drilling rig at work south of Carrollton in Carroll County's Perry Township. Carroll County has more Utica shale wells that are producing than any other Ohio county. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal file photo)
In this 2012 file photo, a drilling rig for a fracking well in Windham, Ohio. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal file photo)