Ohio’s Natural Energy Resources: A Big Deal

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently released its summary of 2018 Q1 natural gas and oil production.

According to ODNR, “During the first quarter of 2018, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 3,942,251 barrels of oil and 531,291,017 Mcf (531 billion cubic feet) of natural gas” and “natural gas production from the first quarter of 2018 showed an 42.85% increase over the first quarter of 2017, while oil production decreased by 3.6% for the same period.”

E&E News reported that energy analyst Taylor Robinson describes the economic potential of the vast amount of “wet” natural gas in the shale rocks of Appalachia’s Ohio River region as “Rich, rich, rich, rich.” 7/26/2018