CARROLLTON, Ohio -- Doyle Hawk reaches into the top of his dining room cabinet and produces a rectangular sheet of paper folded once -- a check for $9,800 -- the first royalty payment of many more to come based on the 35 acres he owns that are tied into a nearby Utica well unit.
“Who would’ve ever dreamt this?” asks Hawk, a farmer and former Carroll County commissioner, as he glances at the check from Chesapeake Energy Corp. “Five years ago, you couldn’t get a lease here.”
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Now that the core of the Utica shale play is defined, it's likely outlying areas such as Mahoning and southern Trumbull counties will see oil and gas exploration ramp up in 2013, according to an official from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Oil production in the state’s Utica Shale/Point Pleasant formation increased 93% in 2012 compared to 2011, and natural gas production rose by 80%, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday afternoon. While the increases are huge, just 87 horizontal wells were in production in 2012, officials emphasized, and their days in production were relatively few because midstream gas processing infrastructure has yet to come on line.
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