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Consol Has Big Plans for the Utica

Consol Energy, a company that has roots in coal mining in Columbiana County, Ohio since the 1860s, now sees a promising future in natural gas production in the area. Speaking at the 5th annual Columbiana Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast on June 14, 2013, Harry Schurr, general manager of Utica shale operations for Consol Energy, indicated that Consol is being “methodical” in their drilling program, but is excited about the prospects in Columbiana and its neighboring counties. To date, Consol has drilled 200 horizontal shale wells, between the Marcellus and Utica, and, together with its joint ventures, plans on drilling another 27 Utica wells in 2013.