Protecting the Environment

Operators are required to address major environmental issues including water management, air emissions, spill prevention, and emergency response during the permitting process.

Operators are subject to stringent state and federal laws and regulations put in place to protect our drinking water. For example, Ohio’s oil and gas laws require each well contain multiple layers of casing and cementing to isolate the formation from which oil or natural gas is to be produced. Proper casing and cementing are critical parts of the well construction that not only protect water zones, but also are also important to successful oil or natural gas production from hydrocarbon bearing zones. 

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