Analysis shows Appalachia oil and gas activity rose in 2017

An analysis by an Ohio-based energy consultant shows that oil and natural gas development picked up in the Appalachian basin in 2017, reports Kallanish Energy, with nearly 2,300 drilling permits issued in the three-state region and 1,036 wells being spudded. The activity included 1,377 permits being issued in Pennsylvania, 462 in Ohio and 459 in West Virginia, according to research by Timothy Knobloch, president of James Knobloch Petroleum Consultants in Marietta. By comparison, there were 1,178 permits issued in Pennsylvania in 2016, 267 in Ohio and 246 in West Virginia, and only 771 wells were spudded. For more, read the full story.

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