Ohio has issued 581 Utica shale permits, according to the March 23 update provided by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.



That includes 281 completed wells, of which 77 are in production.



There are 34 drilling rigs working in Ohio.



A total of seven new permits were issued: four in Carroll County, two in Harrison County and one in Trumbull County.



The Trumbull permit is the first in Ohio for BP. It is for a horizontal well in Johnston Township.