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Conditions on the Ground Warrant a Continued “Do No Harm” Approach on Ohio’s Severance Tax

If only Ohio possessed natural gas, then the tax rate really wouldn’t matter, as energy companies would be forced to pay the tax to extract natural gas to meet supply needs. Unfortunately for Governor John Kasich and pro-tax hike proponents, natural gas exists in rock formations all over America (and the world). As noted in a Wall Street Journal article on September 1, 2015, “Drillers Unleash ‘Super-Size’ Natural Gas Output,” energy companies are getting very positive results in Louisiana’s Haynesville Shale, which, after Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale, is America’s second-largest natural gas deposit:

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