ODNR Grants 6 Permits for Utica Drilling

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Six permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica-Point Pleasant shale were granted by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the week ended Nov. 9.

All but one were awarded to EAP Ohio LLC for wells in Jefferson County. One permit was also issued to Gulfport Appalachia LLC for a well in Belmont County.

To date, ODNR has granted 3,201 permits for drilling in the shale play, with 2,724 wells drilled. Of those, 2,358 are active.

No permits were awarded for activity in Trumbull, Mahoning or Columbiana counties. And according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, no permits were issued in Mercer or Lawrence counties.

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