With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Ohio Reports Oil And Gas Production From Fracked Wells
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Thursday released new production figures for oil and gas wells in the state’s Utica Shale.
For 2012, ODNR tallied oil and natural gas production for 87 wells which used hydraulic fracturing techniques. Most of the wells are situated in eastern Ohio counties. 65 wells produced oil and gas. Three wells were dry and then abandoned. 19 others were tested and then capped.
ODNR says reported volumes of oil production, about 636-thousand barrels, was lower than initially estimated by the industry. ODNR says natural gas production from fracked wells is “likely choked back” because of limited pipeline capacity and low prices. ODNR says gas production neared 13-million units last year.