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ODNR Issues 8 New Utica Shale Permits to Kick-Off 2013

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) reports that during the week of December 30, 2012 through January 5, 2013, it approved 8 new horizontal well drilling permits, 4 of which were issued to Gulfport Energy Corporation for operations in Harrison County, bringing the total up to 63 Utica/Point Pleasant Shale well permits issued for activity in Harrison County.  Through January 5, the ODNR has issued 487 horizontal well permits, and 205 horizontal wells were drilled under such permits,  47 of which are in production.