The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management, recently posted draft rules for altering well spacing for both conventional and Utica Shale wells, according to Marcellus Drilling News.

The rules being proposed will establish new minimum distances that horizontal wells may be drilled from the boundaries of drilling units and new minimum distances from other horizontal wells. According to Marcellus Drilling News,  the new regulations will require shale wells to be drilled at least 400 feet from the drilling unit boundary line.

The public can comment on the proposed changes until April 10.

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