Drilling Heats Up with New Permits in Ohio’s Utica Shale

Although new drilling activity is lessening in the Marcellus, it’s red hot in the Utica Shale. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) just issued another permit to Chesapeake to drill a horizontal well in Columbiana County, Chesapeake’s 18th permit in Columbiana. In Mahoning County, ODNR granted a permit for a new well in Goshen Township, making it seven wells for that township so far. Chesapeake holds 49 permits in Carroll County with 10 wells waiting to be fracked.

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Youngstown (OH) The Business Journal (Mar 1, 2012) – New Permits for Wells in Columbiana, Mahoning