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Drillers in Ohio Increasingly Shifting to Southern Counties

Of Ohio’s 2013 Utica shale permits, more than 50 percent have been issued to energy companies interested in those counties, and that region is not Chesapeake’s stronghold, according to a Beacon Journal review of state data. Harrison County leads the way with 124 permits since 2010, followed by Noble County with 62, according to information [...]

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Washington County Officials are Breaking State Laws on RUMAs

Here is a prime example of how government officials will bend over backwards for big business even if it means breaking state laws. County officials in Washington County (Marietta) are skirting around Ohio’s prevailing wage law when writing up their Roadway Use Maintenance Agreements (RUMAs) for energy companies to use. Even Ohio Attorney General Mike [...]

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2012 Utica gas & Oil Production Figures

Owner Township Well Oil (barrels) Gas (MCF) Days Ashland County Devon Clear Creek EICHELBERGER DAVID 1H 0 0 102 Belmont County Gulfport Kirkwood SHUGERT 1H 257 0 5 PDC Energy Richland HICKENBOTTOM 1 0 5,370 290 Gulfport Warren SHUGERT 1H 373 0 5 Carroll County Chesapeake Augusta CALVIN MANGUN 8H 7,144 239,021 152 Chesapeake Augusta [...]

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