Ohio has now approved 627 Utica shale permits, of which 310 wells have been drilled, reports the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.



Those totals are through April 27.



A total of 89 Ohio Utica shale wells are in production.



There are 32 drilling works at work in Ohio.



The newest permits include six in Carroll County, one in Columbiana County, two in Monroe County and three in Washington County.