As of May 25, Ohio has issued 686 Utica Shale drilling permits. Of the permits now issued, 335 (half) of the wells have been drilled. And of the half now drilled, Utica has 100 wells (15% of those permitted, 30% of those drilled) now online and producing natural gas, gas liquids and oil. Hitting the 100-mark is a true milestone.
During the week of May 19-25, the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources (ODNR) issued 10 new permits. Here’s where the permits were issued, and the companies that received them: