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A shale drilling rig in Noble County
Energy companies continue to report increased production in Ohio from shale formations, with 2.4 million barrels of oil and 88.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas in the second quarter of this year, according to figures released yesterday by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
That is up from revised figures for the previous quarter that show 1.95 million barrels of oil and 67.3 billion cubic feet of gas, increases of 26 percent and 31 percent, respectively.
Although Ohio shale oil and gas production is growing, industry leaders say the state is still in the early stages of developing the resources.
The daily output is high for Ohio compared with recent history, but it is the lowest, or close to the lowest, of the country’s seven shale regions that are tracked by the Energy Information Administration.