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Natural-Gas Production in Ohio Rose in Second Quarter 

September 1, 2017

Columbus Dispatch. Natural gas production continues to rise, and oil production continues to fall in the latest report of output from Ohio shale formations.

Second-quarter gas production came to 389 billion cubic feet, up 4.5 percent from the prior quarter, and up 16.2 percent from the same quarter a year ago. Oil production was 4.04 million barrels, down 4.7 percent from the prior quarter, and down 17.1 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

The figures, issued Friday morning by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, are based on results from 1,659 shale wells that reported at least some production.

The report shows a continuation of a trend that has energy companies focusing on areas that are rich with gas but don’t produce as much oil as areas that were the focus of activity in the past.

The Dispatch will update this story with additional details.

 By Dan Gearino

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