It looks like Anadarko is getting ready to drill in the Utica Shale in Coshocton County, Ohio. New blue signs on rural roads have begun to spring up warning Anadarko truckers to not go beyond certain points (to limit road damage). When queried about the signs, Anadarko’s public affairs rep said:
Brian Cain, senior staff public affairs representative for Anadarko, said the company is proceeding with caution, and there could be some activity in Coshocton County as early as August.
"We do have plans to be there, hopefully in July," Cain said. He can’t say yet which permitted well will have activity first, however, one on Columbus Southern property in Linton Township, or the one located on the RockTenn Landfill property.
For now, Anadarko is drilling wells in Guernsey County in Spencer Township and in Noble County in Brookfield, Sharon and Olive townships. The company also has Utica Shale permitted wells in Muskingum County.*
*Coshocton (OH) Tribune (Jun 23, 2012) – Signs of potential visible at Anadarko