As we look for safe, reliable, domestic sources of energy -- we need look no further than the Buckeye State. That's right -- Ohio is sitting on top of a veritable "gold mine" known as the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations.
A steady, reliable supply of energy from Ohio shale formations and Canadian oil stands would help protect Buckeye State jobs.
Hydraulic fracturing is a means of extracting natural gas from shale formations such as the Marcellus and Utica. It is a proven technology used in more than 1 million wells and is governed by stringent standards and regulations to protect the environment and citizens.
Geologists and energy companies have indicated they can tap vast reserves of natural gas and crude oil from two shale formations in Ohio, the Marcellus and Utica. The private investments being made by oil and gas companies in Ohio have the ability to lower utility bills, create jobs and improve the economy.
Oil from Canada is in such abundance it can provide the United States with nearly 170 billion barrels of oil and remain our nation's biggest supplier of imported oil.