Ohio natural gas production falls short of consumption

Ohio uses a lot of natural gas – over 800 billion cubic feet per year, a number which has changed little over the past fifteen years. Conservation by homes, businesses, and factories has been compensated by increases in use of natural gas as a fuel for electric-power generation.

In 2013 Ohio produced about 200 billion cubic feet of natural gas, about half of which came from horizontal drilling. Clearly we have a long way to go to obtain self-sufficiency.

Consumption data: http://www.eia.gov/dnav/ng/ng_cons_sum_dcu_SOH_a.htm

Production data: http://www.ohio.com/news/ohio-s-oil-natural-gas-production-in-2013-leap-with-utica-shale-development-1.471364