There were 27 (!) new permits issued in Pennsylvania for shale drilling July 13-17. There were, once again, no new permits issued in Ohio. What’s up in Ohio? Is nobody filing new permit requests? Or does the ODNR have a backlog of unprocessed requests? There were 7 new permits issued in West Virginia for shale drilling last week. In PA, new permits were issued in Armstrong, Bradford, Greene, Lycoming, Susquehanna, and Westmoreland Counties. In WV all 7 permits were issued for the same well pad in Wetzel County.