Ohio Gas Facts

My periodic reminder that Ohio is a small player in natural gas production. As of July, 2015 we are ninth among the states, producing about three percent of the national total. Our oil production is less than one percent of the national total. This is not to deny that our progress has been impressive. 2014 saw our previous natural gas record from 1984 broken spectacularly by a factor of 2.6. To follow production go to: http://www.eia.gov/dnav/ng/NG_PROD_SUM_DC_SOH_MMCF_A.htm

We still import about half of the natural gas that we use. For consumption history go to: http://www.eia.gov/dnav/ng/ng_cons_sum_dcu_SOH_a.htm. Coal is similar; we produce a little more than half of what we consume. See: http://www.eia.gov/state/?sid=OH

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Ohio Natural Gas Production is Soaring, But Still is Small Potatoes 

My periodic reminder that Ohio is a small player in natural gas production. As of July, 2015 we are ninth among the states, producing about three percent of the national total. Our oil production is less than one percent of the national total. To follow this issue go to http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/production/

This is not to deny that our progress has been impressive. 2014 saw our previous natural gas record from 1984 broken spectacularly by a factor of 2.6. For production history go tohttp://www.eia.gov/dnav/ng/hist/na1160_soh_2a.htm.

Ohio Electric Rate History

Ten years ago monthly residential electric bills were going up three to four dollars every year. In 2008 the General Assembly enacted electric deregulation (127-SB221). But electric bills went up just as rapidly after deregulation as they had before. In 2014 the General Assembly froze green energy goals at then-existing levels (130-SB130). But electric bills have gone up just as rapidly since the freeze as they had before the freeze. If green energy compliance costs had not decreased in the first half of 2015, electric rates would have soared at more than their historical levels. Why does the General Assembly want to halt progress in green energy?

Data in support of this statement can be found in Electric Power Monthly and in our July report to the Electric Mandates Study Committee.