Ohio has approved 1,061 Utica shale permits, as of Jan. 25.



Of that total, 697 wells have been drilled and 292 wells are in production, reports the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.



Forty drilling rigs are at work in Ohio, the ageny says.



There are 13 new permits: three in Belmont County, three in Carroll County, five in Harrison County and two in Noble County.