The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 43 new permits in February, up from 32 new permits in January.
Over the two years in Ohio, there has been a 200 percent increase in oil production and a 350 percent increase in gas production.
Shale leases for $10 an acre re-examined through mediation.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is proposing cuts in the state income tax in his next budget, but that could mean an increase in the severance tax, sales tax and cigarette taxes.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 32 new permits in January, with Columbiana County receiving nearly half the total.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 53 new permits in December, with Harrison County’s 22 new permits marking the most issued in the state last month.
XTO will spend an estimated $3 million to restore eight sites damaged by unauthorized discharges of fill material into streams and wetlands and will also implement a comprehensive plan to comply with federal and state water protection laws at the company’s West Virginia’s oil and gas extraction facilities that use horizontal drilling methods.
New facilities, including a high-voltage substation and transmission lines, were completed to accommodate new natural gas processing facilities and other energy-intensive operations in Ohio’s Utica Shale region.
AEA will operate a strong position of more than 300,000 net acres in the prolific Utica and Marcellus shale plays located in eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources granted 79 permits during the month of November.