CONSOL’s View of Best Counties to Drill in Ohio Utica Shale

simply the bestLast Friday at a Columbiana (OH) Area Chamber of Commerce event, Harry Schurr, general manager of Utica Shale operations for CONSOL Energy, spilled the beans on which Ohio counties he believes will see drilling for oil and gas in the near- and medium-term. He outlines where oil drilling is not going to take off (not enough pressure to pump it out), and where gas drilling will not take off until gas prices go higher. But like the story of Goldilocks, there are a few Ohio counties where the conditions (i.e. large volumes of condensate) are “just right” for drillers…

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