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Knox Energy Inc. ("Knox") is a natural gas and crude oil exploration and production company
located in suburban Columbus, Ohio. It specializes in natural gas production, primarily within Ohio. In
addition, Knox provides operational and technical services on a contract basis, with regard to
exploration and production, pipeline construction and operation, land contract services, and natural
gas marketing. Knox also specializes in the custom design of investment vehicles related to the
natural gas industry.
Mark D. Jordan founded the company in 1998. In its first year, Knox acquired approximately 200
producing wells and another 150 wells for equipment salvage and well refurbishment.
In its second year of operations, a new division known as Berry Well Service was formed to provide
oilfield services. This enabled Knox to service and refurbish its own wells and offer oilfield services to
other oil and gas producers. Berry Well Service currently operates up to four Service rigs. Knox’s
field operations are conducted out of its Gratiot, Ohio, office located 10 miles west of Zanesville.
In that same year, Knox developed its natural gas marketing abilities by creating a natural gas pool on
Dominion East Ohio, thus allowing Knox to sell gas directly to Ohio industrial customers, in northeast
Ohio. Since its inception, Knox has drilled over 430 wells and currently operates approximately 620