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Ohio's Drilling Rig Count On the Rise

Ohio’s drilling rig count currently stands at 32 according to Ohio Oil and Gas Association Executive Vice President Tom Stewart. That is up from 19 in 2012 and now surpasses the 23 drilling rigs in West Virginia. According to Stewart, it will take many more rigs than 32 to fully develop the Utica Shale play in Ohio, but he is very optimistic that the number will increase. Much of the recent activity has been focused on the liquids-rich parts of the Utica Shale play.