Utica Rig Count Rises to 19

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The rig count in Ohio’s Utica shale rose to 19 during the week ended Nov. 12, up from 16 recorded the previous week, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Permitting activity for the week was slow, as just two permits for new horizontal wells were issued. Gulfport Energy Corp. received both permits to drill new wells in Monroe County, according to ODNR. No new permits were issued in Mahoning, Trumbull, or Columbiana counties during the week. However,

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