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Ohio Oil Well Output Doubles In A Year; Natural Gas Triples

Ohio's high court recent ruling limits local power over gas drilling.
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State statistics show oil production has more than doubled and natural gas has tripled in Ohio in the past year.

The Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that more than 3.5 million barrels of oil and 164 billion cubic feet of natural gas were produced during the last three months of 2014. During the same quarter in 2013, Ohio wells produced 1.4 million barrels of oil and 43 billion cubic feet of natural gas.

The increase was fueled by a building boom of wells.

The report showed 779 wells produced at least some oil or gas out of the 828 wells drilled in Ohio's shale formations toward the end of 2014. That's compared to the 352 wells producing oil and natural gas in the same period a year before.