natural gas Archive

Different Decisions Delivered for 2 Pipelines Seeking Right-of-Way in Ohio

Oil and gas pipeline companies’ ability to use Ohio’s eminent domain laws to acquire construction rights-of-way were recently the subject to two Ohio court decisions with very different outcomes. In a highly publicized ruling, the Court of Common Pleas of Wood County, Ohio ruled in Kinder Morgan Utopia, LLC v. PDB Farms of Wood County, […]

PUCO Considers Regulating Common Utility Submetering Arrangements

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (“PUCO”) recently opened an investigation into the practice of submetering commonly employed by landlords for multi-unit apartments, condominium associations and in mobile home parks. Submetering occurs when a multi-unit building or property with multiple lots is served by a utility or municipal entity through a master meter. The owner […]

Operators Beware: PUCO Issues Revised Gas Pipeline Safety Rules

On March 18, 2014, the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) published amended rules in which the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio revised Administrative Code Chapter 4901:1-16 (governing gas pipeline safety) in the Register of Ohio. This “final filing” of a rule is the last step in the rule-making process before a regulatory agency’s […]

Ohio Gas Association Technical Seminar

The Ohio Gas Association’s 2014 Technical Seminar is scheduled to take place March 27-28 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest. This seminar is an annual event presented by the Ohio Gas Association, which provides education to the industry regarding recent developments in legislation, regulation and compliance. To find out more, visit the Ohio Gas Association’s website.

State Preparing Ohioans for Industry Jobs

While approximately 30 percent of jobs created from oil and natural gas drilling in the Utica Shale zone are going to workers from other states, drilling is having a positive effect on the economy across eastern Ohio, according to a Columbus Dispatch editorial published on Tuesday, February 4. Currently, there aren’t enough Ohioans with the […]