Ohio’s Likely Next Gov Loves Utica/Marcellus

mary_taylorAt last week’s Shale Insight conference, MDN editor Jim Willis had the opportunity to listen to three top legislators, one each from PA, WV and OH. We reported on their panel discussion, titled “Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia Legislative Leaders: The Future of the Industry” (see Highlights from 2016 Shale Insight, Day Two – Trump!). The subsection in that post where we talk about the panel is called “3 Future Governors (?)” The person representing WV was William Cole, President of the WV Senate and the Republican candidate for governor in WV. The person representing PA was House Speaker Mike Turzai. While we haven’t heard that he’s considering a run for governor, it would not surprise us in the least. Finally, the person representing OH was Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor. While we had not heard that she may be interested in seeking the governor’s chair, since that talk she has confirmed that yes, she is interested. The good news? She’s very pro-shale and knows that too many regulations (and taxes) can stifle this important industry…

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