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Ohio Governor Revives Severance Tax Proposal

In an effort to revive his plan to levy new severance taxes on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and natural gas liquids (NGL), Ohio Gov. John Kasich has proposed giving 25% of the tax proceeds to 33 counties in the state’s Appalachian region, home to Ohio’s Utica Shale drilling.

June 11, 2013

Utica Operators Would Face Many Changes Under Ohio Budget Bill

Operators of horizontal oil and natural gas wells in Ohio face a bevy of regulatory changes — including quarterly production reports, a $25,000 per well impact fee, and new testing and disposal requirements for drilling waste — under Gov. John Kasich’s biennial budget proposal.

February 26, 2013

Policy Analyst Assails Higher Oil, Gas Severance Taxes in Ohio

A policy analyst for a conservative think tank in Ohio blasted Gov. John Kasich’s plans to levy new severance taxes for natural gas, accused the Obama administration of waging a “war on coal” that hurts the state and urged legislators to repeal renewable energy requirements.

October 4, 2012

Ohio Grad Students Pen Report on Avoiding Shale Boom/Bust

Two graduate students at The Ohio State University say their state’s policymakers should levy appropriate taxes on the oil and gas industry, be wary of hidden shale extraction costs and commit to good governance if they want to avoid the perils of boom-and-bust cycles common to other regions of the country rich in natural resources.

June 11, 2012

Senate Passes Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Bill

Pipeline safety reauthorization legislation that would levy stiffer penalties for violations on oil and natural gas pipelines and require installation of automatic shutoff valves on new transmission lines was approved by the Senate last week.

October 24, 2011

Senate Passes Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Bill

Pipeline safety reauthorization legislation that would levy stiffer penalties for violations on oil and natural gas pipelines and require installation of automatic shutoff valves on new transmission lines was approved by the Senate Monday evening.

October 24, 2011

California Judge Recommends Pipe Powers for Safety Staff

A California regulatory judge on Monday issued a proposed draft resolution to give safety staff broader authority to issue citations and levy fines for violations of natural gas pipeline regulations. The proposal is in response to a recommendation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in its final report on last year’s San Bruno, CA, pipeline rupture and explosion.

October 14, 2011

Pipe Safety Reauthorization Measure Clears Senate Panel

The Senate Commerce Committee last Thursday approved by voice vote pipeline safety reauthorization legislation that would levy stiffer penalties on pipelines (oil, natural gas and hazardous) following the rash of explosions in the past year.

May 9, 2011

Pipe Safety Reauthorization Measure Clears Senate Panel

The Senate Commerce Committee Thursday approved by voice vote pipeline safety reauthorization legislation that would levy stiffer penalties on pipelines (oil, natural gas and hazardous) following the rash of explosions in past months.

May 6, 2011

Chances Fading for Pennsylvania Severance Tax

Republicans and fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrats could very well kill the plans of Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell to levy a severance tax on gas produced from the state’s portion of the prolific Marcellus Shale play.

September 29, 2010
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