News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hennes Paynter Communications

Don Drumm Studios

Metro RTA


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Drillers lay out their case for a lower severance tax than Kasich wanted
They say it will keep Ohio's natural gas industry growing
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


Reporter
Andy Chow
 
State Rep. Matt Huffman says his tax bill hits the right balance.
Courtesy of State of Ohio
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

The natural gas industry is lobbying for a bill that would increase the severance tax on oil and gas, but less than Gov. John Kasich had proposed.

Republican Rep. Matt Huffman of Lima says his bill would generate about $1.7 billion in new revenue over 10 years.

Tom Stewart, executive vice president for the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, was one of the supporters to testify before a House panel today  . He says the increase would benefit the state while encouraging development. Stewart believes all Ohioans should support the continued drilling growth.

As temperatures plunged, he says natural gas prices skyrocketed in other states to the east while Ohio’s stayed low.

LISTEN: Stewart on natural gas prices

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:21)


“Here we are at 5 degrees below zero across the state of Ohio but nobody ran out of natural gas. Matter of fact, supplies kept flowing to the consumer at a very affordable rate. If you were living in New York City, natural gas cash prices during that cold period snapped up to as high as $90.”

Revenue from the tax would fund the state’s regulatory framework, close up abandoned wells, and pay into the Income Tax Reduction Fund.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio's Supreme Court narrowly upholds Ashford Thompson's death sentence
"Justices" William O’Neill, Paul Pfeifer and Judith Lanzinger should all be immediately removed from the court. If they could actually believe that this murde...

Ohio's Sen. Brown is pushing for more assistance for homeless vets
That would be a great program to have for the homeless vets. Many of them are still suffering from PTSD even from the Vietnam war.

Lordstown GM plant plans to install 8,500 solar panels
How much will this solar array cost? How is it being funded, and who is really paying for it? How much real useful electricity will it actually produce in MEh p...

Local Ebola concerns cause officials to pay more attention to West Africa
I have a better idea, let's secure our borders and spend those billions of dollars on our own first.

HUD and Cuyahoga Land Bank extend a housing deal for another year
Need to sale lot, and would like to know how to contact someone to see if they may be interested in the property that sat between two lots. If you can give me...

Akron Beacon Journal details abuse claims against televangelist Angley
In the early 90's I went forth for pray. And the man was anointed by the hand of God. Just a fact I will never forget

Lawmaker questions why a million voters didn't get absentee applications
He's a damn lie! I vote n all elections. I missed 1. Haven't gotten my absentee ballot and their making it hard to get one.

Thirsty Dog Brewery warns it might have to leave Akron
Why is it the city's responsibility to find this guy a location? There are a hundred realestate companies that could help him.

Kent State sends home three after contact with second Ebola-stricken nurse
Why weren't all health workers who were around Duncan quaranteened for 21 days and tested for Ebola? That's a no-brainer. Why was Vinson allowed to travel right...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University