Ohio Oil/Gas Well Plugging, Industry Sales Tax Bills Pass Legislature

Two bills that were a high priority for Ohio’s oil and gas industry have passed the legislature and are headed to Gov. John Kasich for his signature.

June 8, 2018

Ohio’s Kasich Continues Push For Unconventional Oil/Gas Severance Tax Increase

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Mondayrecycled a failed budget proposal to increase the state’s severance tax on unconventional oil and natural gas production to 6.5%.

January 30, 2017

Ohio’s Kasich Vetoes Tax Break for Oil/Gas Producers; Ends Renewables Freeze

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have expanded a sales tax exemption for oil and natural gas producers, saying it would have cost the state too much and unfairly favored the industry.

December 28, 2016

Ohio Budget Negotiations Near End Without Oil/Gas Severance Tax Hike

With no clear compromise in sight ahead of a full vote that’s expected next week in the Ohio Senate, time is running out to include Gov. John Kasich’s proposed 6.5% severance tax on unconventional oil and gas production in the state budget.

June 8, 2015

Ohio’s Kasich Proposes Highest Rate Yet, Calls For 6.5% Oil, Gas Severance Tax

As part of an effort to considerably slash the state’s personal income tax rate, Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich on Monday unveiled a two-year budget proposal that calls for a 6.5% severance tax on oil and gas produced by the state’s unconventional operators.

February 3, 2015

Kasich Indicates NatGas Industry Likely Part of Ohio Tax Reform Efforts

Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich told business officials during a year-end luncheon on Thursday that he plans to push hard in his second term to reduce the state’s income tax, an effort that could rely in part on increasing fees for the oil and gas industry.

December 19, 2014

Oil and Gas a Back-Burner Issue in Ohio Governor’s Race

A controversy involving the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Republican Gov. John Kasich’s administration that has been unfolding for much of the last month has shed new light on oil and gas development in the state and its role in the gubernatorial campaign.

March 4, 2014

Industry Brief

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed an executive order prohibiting the state’s Department of Natural Resources “from issuing any permit, license or lease allowing for the withdrawal or production of oil and gas from or under the bed of Lake Erie.” Congress previously enacted legislation prohibiting the issuance of permits or leases for drilling under the Great Lakes, but it was important that Ohio issue its own prohibition on Lake Erie drilling in case the congressional ban should be lifted, according to the executive order.

July 26, 2012

Ohio EPA Bans Facility from Accepting Drilling Brine Starting April 1

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) issued separate permits to Patriot Water Treatment LLC and the City of Warren on Monday, barring the latter from accepting pre-treated wastewater from oil and natural gas drilling starting April 1.

March 21, 2012

Chesapeake, Partners Join Utica Midstream Buildout

Chesapeake Energy Corp., through affiliates of Chesapeake Midstream Development LP (CMD), is partnering with M3 Midstream LLC (Momentum) and EV Energy Partners LP to develop what it claimed will be the largest integrated midstream service complex in eastern Ohio to serve Utica Shale production.

March 16, 2012