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Six Well Permits Issued in Ohio’s Utica Shale

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Six new horizontal well permits were issued to energy companies drilling in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale during the week ended June 17, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Ascent Resources Utica LLC received three permits – two for wells in Belmont County and a single permit for a well in […]

Rig Count in Utica Climbs to 27

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The number of oil and gas rigs operating in eastern Ohio’s Utica shale climbed to 27 as of June 9, according to the latest data posted by oil and gas supplier Baker Hughes Inc. It is the highest rig count so far this year in the Utica and the highest in more […]

Utica Gas and Oil Production on the Rise

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil and natural gas production from horizontal wells across eastern Ohio’s Utica shale increased during the first quarter of 2017 versus the previous quarter, according to the latest data released from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Natural gas output continues to rise in the Utica, according to ODNR. During the first […]

New Well Permits Issued for Columbiana County

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources awarded three new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale for the week ended June 3, all of them in Columbiana County. Houston-based Hilcorp Energy Co. secured all three of the permits for wells in Elk Run Township at the Scheel property. They are the […]

CSU Study Shows $50 Billion Investment in Utica

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new study released through the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University shows that Ohio’s Utica shale attracted more than $50 billion worth of investment between 2011 and 2016. The report, “Shale Investment Dashboard in Ohio,” tallies $50.4 billion of investments made from energy companies and related […]

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