Extensive “wet gas” resources have been identified beneath the soils of eastern Ohio. While the current epicenter lies a few miles North and East of Guernsey County, the wave of development of this precious resource is moving south. As of January 2019, over 251 wells have been permitted, drilled or are in the process of being drilled in the county. While we have entered a slowdown period in new exploration, the development of the pipeline infrastructure is going strong in preparation for a return of the high level of drilling activity we have experienced. Numerous well and pipeline service companies have moved to the area over the past several months and still continue to settle here in the county.