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Number of Producing Utica Wells Hits 1,000

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil and natural gas operations in Ohio’s Utica shale reached another milestone this week as the number of producing horizontal wells across the play surpassed 1,000. According to the latest update from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Utica has become home to 1,004 producing wells. Late last week, ODNR released […]

Gas Production Robust for Columbiana County Wells

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Central and southwestern Columbiana County is emerging as the hot spot for natural gas production in the northern tier of Ohio’s Utica shale, with most of that production in Franklin, Hanover and Center townships, according to the latest numbers released by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Two wells in operation at […]

City Seeks Court Ruling to Put Fracking Up for 5th Vote

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The four members of the Mahoning County Board of Elections unanimous decision to keep an anti-fracking charter amendment off the November ballot “is unconstitutional, arbitrary, illegal and an abuse of discretion,” the city argues in a complaint filed Friday in the Ohio Supreme Court. The city said it wants the court to […]

Ohio Utica Gas Production Up 160% in Second Quarter

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Newly released Utica shale production numbers show Ohio wells produced nearly 5-6 million barrels of oil and 221 billion cubic feet of natural gas during the second quarter According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resoruces, these numbers break all previous production reporting records for the last 100 years. Production continues to […]


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