Ohio Oil and Gas Association

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says oil and natural gas production continues to rise.

The Ohio Supreme Court’s decision that local communities can’t use zoning ordinances to keep out oil and gas drillers has communities, activists and lobbyists speculating on what it might mean for the future.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich is pushing back against oil and gas industry lobbyists who say now is not the time to raise the severance tax.


Raising the severance tax on oil and gas drillers has been a major issue in Ohio.

Ohio lawmakers are considering changing disclosure rules on the chemicals used in fracking. 

Lobbyist Urges Revisions To Oil And Gas Drilling Tax Package

Jan 8, 2014

A top lobbyist for Ohio's oil and gas drilling industry is urging state lawmakers to support a package of tax revisions advanced as an alternative to an earlier plan by Republican Governor John Kasich.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Companies continue to grow their natural gas production from Ohio’s shale formations, and state inspectors play a key role in defending communities and the environment.

Proposal Requires Lobbyists To Disclose Salaries

Sep 24, 2013

An Ohio House Democrat wants to require lobbyists to disclose their annual salaries to bring another level of transparency to state government.