Drilling

Health, Science & The Environment
7:04 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Ohio Drilling Chemicals Must Be Reported Locally

Ohio officials are advising oil and gas companies to share information on the toxic chemicals they use with local authorities, including first responders.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio notified companies this month that federal disclosure law trumps a 2001 state law requiring only that the information be filed with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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Politics
3:04 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Ohio's GOP Treasurer Opposes Kasich Tax Hike

A fellow Republican state official has come out against Gov. John Kasich's proposed tax increase on drillers.

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel tells a meeting of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association he believes the governor's proposal to increase the severance tax stands to scare away Ohio oil and gas investment at a critical time.

Mandel's remarks Thursday mark the second time in under a month he has bucked the governor on a major policy issue.

Environment
6:40 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Energy trade secrets prompt Ohio Statehouse feud

Environmental advocates in Ohio are blasting a newly added energy-bill provision, which they say would limit the rights of drilling opponents to sue energy companies for withholding chemical trade secrets.

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Business & Technology
4:04 pm
Mon March 5, 2012

Big and Small Business React to Potential Income Tax Cut

Small business owners are salivating at the prospect Ohio might raise up to $1 billion over five years by hiking taxes on natural gas liquids drillers and using the revenue to pay for a general income tax cut. 

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Environment
8:25 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Gas Drilling Could Lead to Ohio Jobs

The Dayton Daily News reports that natural gas trapped in two shale formations beneath Ohio could mean thousands of new jobs, if activity in other states is any indication.

Pennsylvania,which sits on one of the same shale formations as Ohio, saw gas and oil industries hire 72,000 new people from the fourth quarter of 2009 to the first quarter of 2011.

The newspaper reports that a series of announcements in the last week, including $750 million in land leasing by the Hess Corp. for possible drilling, shows that Ohio is on the cusp of an oil and gas boom.

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