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Ohio’s Utica Shale Production Posts Major Increase in Third Quarter

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has released its 2014 third quarter Utica well production numbers, showing that production is up 49 percent compared to the second quarter.

The report announced that oil production increased by more than 546,000 barrels during the third quarter, and natural gas production rose by 43 billion cubic feet.

Antero Resources’ Gary 3H well in Monroe County made Ohio history by being the largest producing natural gas well on record in the state. Noble County also is proving fruitful for oil and natural gas production, as CNX’s Reserve Coal Properties Co. well reported 50,159 barrels of oil over only 86 days of production.

Carroll County continues to boast the largest number of wells and overall production statewide, with Harrison County coming in second, but it’s clear that Monroe and Noble Counties are up and coming, which signals a clear shift in geographic location for production in Utica Shale.

The report did not quantify the production of natural gas liquids because Ohio does not require companies to issue separate reports on natural dry gas and NGLs.

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