Ohio drilling permits increased drastically in 2011

Of the 156 drilling permits issued in Ohio in 2011, 111 went to Chesapeake Exploration LLC, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy, according to an article in The Vindicator. The overall number of permits issued in the state is a dramatic increase compared to the previous two years, which saw a combined three permits issued, the article said. The permits for 2011 span 18 counties and include 92 horizontal permits. For more, read the full story here or view The Plain Dealer's interactive map of Ohio wells here.