ODNR Boss: Ohio Will be Net NatGas Exporter in 2016

Little-know fact: Ohio is the seventh most populous state in the U.S. The only states with more population are California, Texas, Florida, New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Another little-known fact: In 2015 Ohio produced enough natural gas to meet the needs of 95% of what the state uses. Just four years ago that number was 9%. The director of the Ohio Dept. of Natural Resources (ODNR), James Zehringer, predicts that next year Ohio will produce more natural gas than can be used by the entire state–making Ohio a net exporter of natgas. Zehringer issued a year-end message from ODNR to tout not only the enormous production coming from Ohio’s shale fields, but also the big emphasis his agency places on safety for people and the environment…

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