There have been four new Utica Shale drilling permits issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
|8/18/2011||Columbiana||Vertical||Chesapeake||Weber 35-7-1 8|
|8/16/2011||Monroe||Vertical||HG Energy||Whitacre Enterprises 701 S-5H|
|8/16/2011||Tuscarawas||Horizontal||CNX Gas||Troyer Tusc3AHSU|
|8/16/2011||Tuscarawas||Vertical||CNX Gas||Troyer Tusc3AHSU|
CNX Gas is the exploration and production arm of CONSOL Energy (CNX). Ohio has now issued 53 permits to drill into the Utica Shale through 8/22/2011. Chesapeake Energy (CHK) is far ahead of other operators and holds 43 of these permits.