Shale permits plummet in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Carroll County continues to lead the state with the most number of producing wells.
Washington County has the highest number of producing wells in Pennsylvania as of the latest count by the state DEP.
EPA’s review analyzed how Ohio permits, inspects, tests, restricts and monitors Class II, or injection, wells.
Washington County has the most producing wells in the Marcellus region of Pennsylvania.
Carroll County’s 404 producing wells top all other producing wells in the state’s Utica and Marcellus Shale region.
Utica was initially billed to be an oil play comparable to the Eagle Ford, however that has proven to be wrong.
The ODNR has issued 1,996 permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica shale in Ohio since the state started issuing permits.
The ODNR is also reported a 160 percent increase in gas production when comparing the first and second quarters of 2014 to 2015.
Carroll County continues to have the largest number of producing wells in the state.