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The Ohio Energy Resource Alliance
Saturday, September 29th, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Ohio Energy Resource Alliance (OERA) was formed to help provide answers to Ohioans who have questions about shale development, and how it will benefit Ohio and their communities.
The OERA is comprised of Energy In Depth – Ohio; the Ohio Petroleum Council, a division of the American Petroleum Institute (API); the Ohio Oil & Gas Association; the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program; the Buckeye Energy Forum; and America’s Natural Gas Alliance.
These groups share a common cause: making sure Ohio’s citizens, as well as community, elected and business leaders get the answers they need about the opportunities – both future and present – coming to our home through oil and natural gas development.
These organizations are reaching out to community leaders and residents in the counties directly being impacted by shale development. The shared priority is to provide answers about all aspects of shale development, including current regulations governing the oil and gas industry at the state and federal levels, industry standards to protect the environment, and Ohio’s safe development practices.
Our collective objective is to continue to educate Ohioans on the practices and processes used in oil and natural gas extraction, and its potential to power Ohio’s economy, job growth and energy security.
Working with communities across the state to further a fact based conversation regarding Ohio’s energy future, we can continue to move forward together, and ensure success in the development of our homegrown energy resources.
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2nd Annual Hispanic Business Summit Draws Natural Gas Industry
Friday, August 24th, 2012 | 0 Comments
This week, Energy in Depth – Ohio attended the 2nd annual Ohio Hispanic Business Summit, sponsored in part by the Ohio Energy Resource Alliance (OERA). As a member of the OERA, we recognize the importance of reaching out to various community groups across Ohio to engage in a fact based conversation about Utica shale development. The Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s event provided just that opportunity.
Designed as an educational forum to connect business professionals to the various industries with operations in the State of Ohio, the summit activated business leaders, entrepreneurs and owners to learn from professionals as they present current trends and information in a variety of areas. The day provided a great opportunity for members and non-members to network, share ideas and skills, and allowed folks from various industries in Ohio – including the oil and natural gas industry- to explain what their needs for the many service companies in attendance at the summit.
Since there is no greater economic-revitalizing engine in the Buckeye state than the Utica Shale, it was a great opportunity for Energy in Depth and our energy partners in the state t0 be able answer questions and provide information about the workforce development and training programs that are available – an endevour that fits the mold of the Chamber’s mission:
As a business advocacy organization representing the Hispanic chambers in Ohio, the Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is committed to foster economic growth and are an integral and vibrant part of the economic engine revitalizing our greater state of Ohio. (8/23/12)
Thankfully – one of Ohio’s best was on hand to discuss how the industry can and will continue to work to return the state to prosperity. Listen to Rhonda Reda from the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program below as she explains the jobs that are needed to serve the oil and natural gas industry:
We have been in so many communities across the state, working with the schools, putting on the business to business development and that is really where it starts. – Rhonda Reda, OOGEEP
A central goal of the Hispanic Chambers is to connect their membership to people, resources and information to support growth and prosperity. It’ a goal shared by Energy in Depth – Ohio, and Ohio’s oil and natural gas industry.
Education is Key to Ohio’s Energy Future
Monday, May 7th, 2012 | 2 Comments
Ohio’s oil and gas industry is experiencing significant growth. With increased activity, and increased attention on the development of the Utica Shale, more and more people are showing interest in what is rapidly becoming one of our state’s premiere industries. As the excitement continues to build around the incredible potential our shale deposits bring, so too does the curiosity towards the various aspects of oil and gas production and development.
Many Ohioans aren’t familiar with the state’s long tradition of oil and gas development. In fact, most Ohioans aren’t aware that we’ve been one of the nation’s leaders in energy development far longer than Texas or Oklahoma. Ohio has a rich history in producing oil and gas, and it’s becoming more and more evident we have a bright future as well, thanks to development of the Utica Shale.
With the steady increase in attention towards Ohio’s Utica Shale and it’s great potential for our state, there is a coinciding increase in the volume of the conversations taking place across the state regarding this homegrown energy source. Unfortunately, some of the “loudest” conversations are those wrought with misinformation and factually inaccurate statements.
This is a complicated, technical industry, with complicated, technical processes utilized to extract our natural resources.
Many of those who stand in opposition to the safe, responsible extraction of oil and natural gas have done themselves and their neighbors a disservice in vain attempts to over-simplify the process, instead deciding to lump any and everything oil and gas related under one umbrella term. Confusion of facts and a lack of understanding has generated more confusion, unwarranted concerns and polluted the public conversation on oil and natural gas development, and the great, positive impact it is having on our state.
People all across Ohio have questions and concerns, and are entitled to the facts when it comes to the natural gas industry and it’s practices. Education is the key to our success in our efforts to move Ohio forward together as a leader in energy production and economic growth.
It’s incumbent upon those of us working in the industry to share the history, inform others of the robust regulatory framework in Ohio, and provide factual information on the best practices used in oil and gas development. We are obligated to share this with our friends, neighbors and citizens of the state. We must discuss frankly the “hot” topics such as hydraulic fracturing, injection wells and wastewater disposal, and provide our experience, facts and expertise in these subjects.
Many individuals who work in the industry, just like many other small business owners across the state, are working hard to run their businesses. At the same time, oil and gas producers are in a public perception battle across the United States. For too long, we have allowed people, many from far outside the Ohio border, to tell our story for us even it if may be filled with misinformation.
Too often these days, it seems those with the least education are doing the most educating. This is a dynamic we are fighting to change.
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