Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The southeastern portion of Ohio appears to be where oil well drillers are concentrating according to the latest numbers issued by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

A July update to members of the Pennsylvania Natural Gas Advisory Committee gave an overview of natural gas industry activity in forest districts through December 2014.

There are 2,523 total producing wells in Mercer, Lawrence, Beaver, Washington, Greene and Bradford counties in Pennsylvania as of June 26, 2015.

In Ohio, Carroll County has the most producing wells as of June 26, 2015.
Justice scales

More than 50 Jefferson County landowners say they got stiffed by American Energy Utica and Great River Energy.
picture of a gavel

Since early 2014, Middlesex Township officials and residents have tangled over the prospect of increased gas development in the area, which is about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. In May, the conflict hit the courts.
Rural stream

The extension of the Clean Water Act concerns farmers, but also energy companies.

There are currently 1,943 permits issued for wells in the Utica shale in Ohio and 1,520 wells have been drilled.
John Staub, United States Energy Information Administration

Companies represented made it clear that drilling and producing has been slowed by commodity prices, but showed they are confident the industry will rebound.