Given those monikers, it comes as no surprise that Belmont County, along with Monroe and Harrison, top the state of Ohio in terms of natural gas production, according to new data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
The ODNR report lists production data for 245 Ohio wells.
The report, which covers production from the third quarter of 2013, indicates that energy companies extracted more than twice as much oil and gas from Ohio during those three months than in all of 2012.
It is the first report that now will be released each quarter by the state of Ohio due to a new law requiring drilling companies to file production updates ever three months instead of once a year.
The report states that the 245 wells produced a total of 1.3 million barrels of oil and 33.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas from July through September.
Read more: http://www.mariettatimes.com/page/content.detail/id/556281/Eastern-Ohio-leads-state-in-gas-production.html?nav=5003