Together the two counties are the home of 108 of the 223 wells classified as currently drilling, and account for 88 of 209 wells permitted so far this year. With drilling costs running into the millions of dollars for each well, drilling activity is a big bet. And following the money is a good indicator of areas that are hot.
Map of all wells currently classified as drilling in Belmont and Monroe counties as of the May 9, 2015 report.
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