The latest stats for Utica Shale drilling in the three-county region of Muskingum, Guernsey and Noble in Ohio: Guernsey County now has 12 permits, 2 of which are already producing natural gas. Muskingum County has 3 permits. And Noble County has 12 permits, 7 of which are currently being drilled.
Statewide, the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources (ODNR) has issued 285 horizontal Utica Shale drilling permits, with 92 wells drilled, 14 of those wells now producing.