Natural gas and oil operations in eight Ohio counties alone provided $364 million in property taxes between 2010 and 2021, with taxes in 2020 and 2021 reaching record highs.

Ohio’s top ranking counties for property tax generation in 2021, the most recent year for data, were Belmont ($17.26 million), Jefferson ($11.19 million) and Monroe ($10.63 million), according to the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA). 

“The latest tax numbers again reinforce the positive impact our industry has in the communities where we operate,” said OOGA President Rob Brundrett. “Not only does the industry employ more than 200,000 Ohioans and provide abundant and affordable energy, but we also provide millions of dollars for local governments and infrastructure projects.” 

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