The Secret Back Room Deal to Raise OH’s Utica Shale Tax
Ohio’s top two industry trade groups, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and the Ohio Petroleum Council (OPC) are not “on the same page” when it comes to the Republican raise-taxes-on-Utica-drilling plan 3.0. MDN recently told you about the latest incarnation of Gov. John Kasich’s desire to “spread the wealth around” in classic socialist fashion (see OH Repubs Offer Excuses Why This Time High Utica Taxes are OK). OOGA was in on the secret dealings to craft the latest tax hike (shame on them). OPC was not and so far they’re staying neutral and not giving their support. Not yet anyway. Let’s hope it stays that way.
The story about OOGA vs OPC in raising Utica Shale taxes: