While Carroll County
continues to lead the state in production by a large margin, Monroe
County, which borders Washington County to the northeast, rose to the number two ranking in the fourth quarter of 2013, producing
a remarkable 6.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas.
The state says Monroe
County is home to the most productive well in Ohio. It belongs to Antero
Resources and produced 1.3 billion cubic feet of gas from October through
Rounding out the top five
counties in production were Harrison, Belmont and Noble.
The number of Ohio wells
reporting production stood at 335 - up about 40 percent in one year.