American Energy Utica secures 12 well permits in Utica shale play

American Energy Utica LLC recently secured 12 new permits for horizontal wells in the Utica shale play in Ohio, reports the Youngstown Business Journal. Citing data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), the newspaper says American Energy Utica was awarded seven well permits in Guernsey County and five permits in Harrison County. According to the Business Journal, the permit activity is a sign that energy companies are not letting up on their focus on developing the southern portion of the Utica shale play. For more, read the full story.