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Ohio’s Utica Rig Count Hits High Mark for Year

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week hit its highest mark this year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that 18 rigs were operating in the Utica during the week ended Sept. 24, an increase of one since the previous […]

Ohio’s Utica Rig Count Hits High Mark

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale last week hit its highest mark this year, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR reported that 18 rigs were operating in the Utica during the week ended Sept. 24, an increase of one since the previous […]

Utica Oil Production Flattens, Gas Production Up

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil production across Ohio’s Utica shale is expected to remain flat in October while natural gas production is anticipated to increase slightly, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The agency’s monthly drilling productivity report shows that oil output in the Utica shale region should remain unchanged in October at 69,000 barrels […]

ODNR Awards Seven Permits in Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued seven permits in the Utica shale for the week ended Sept. 10, all of them on the southern portion of the play. Rice Drilling LLC and XTO Energy Inc. received two permits each to drill horizontal wells in Belmont County, according the latest update from […]

ODNR OKs Injection Activity at Vienna Well

VIENNA, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has given the go-ahead for an Oklahoma company to begin operations of a Class II injection well next to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. An order signed Sept. 7 by Richard Simmers, chief of ODNR’s Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management, authorizes Oklahoma City-based KTCA Holdings […]

Charter Amendment to Face Familiar Foes

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Mahoning County Coalition for Job Growth and Investment will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday to kick off efforts to defeat the sixth attempt to ban shale gas development within the city. The Youngstown Community Bill of Rights Committee announced in late June it had gathered enough signatures to […]

Rig Count Remains Steady in Eastern Ohio’s Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs in operation across Ohio’s Utica shale remained unchanged last week at 17 compared to the previous week, according to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR released eight new permits for horizontal wells during the week ended Sept. 3, the agency […]

Natural Gas Production Rises in Utica, Oil Declines

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Natural gas production from horizontal wells in Ohio’s Utica shale edged upward during the second quarter while oil output declined, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The Utica’s horizontal wells produced 334.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas during the three months ending June 30 compared to 329.5 billion cubic […]

Utica Rig Count, Permit Activity on Upswing

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count in the Utica shale increased to 17 during the week ended Aug. 27, up three from the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. ODNR also reported that permit activity across the Utica is on the rise. The agency said that 12 permits were issued for […]

Five New Utica Wells Get Permits from ODNR

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has issued five new horizontal well permits to companies drilling in the Utica shale last week, all of them located in the oil and gas play’s southern counties. Ascent Resources received four new permits for wells in Belmont, Guernsey and Jefferson counties for the week ended […]

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