Report: Utica Drillers Spend $300M (so far) on Fixing Ohio Roads

The Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and Energy In Depth (EID) Ohio recently published a new report that shows Utica drillers have spent more than $300 million in eight Ohio counties from 2011 until earlier this year improving and fixing 630 miles of Ohio’s roadways. The study, titled “Ohio’s Oil & Gas Industry Road Improvement Payments” (full copy below) takes a close look at Road Usage Maintenance Agreements (RUMAs) in eight counties. You read that right. The O&G industry has spent over $300 million in eight counties over the past seven years. That’s $300 million in PRIVATE (not government-confiscated-via-taxes) money to fix up roads. Those living in eastern Ohio are lucky dogs…

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