Ohio group kicks off multi-media energy campaign
August 24, 2020
Kallanish Energy – Ohio oil and natural gas producers have launched a new statewide multi-media campaign to promote natural gas and oil and their benefits, Kallanish Energy reports.
The Essential Ohio Energy campaign including television and digital advertisements asks Ohio residents to consider what modern life would be like without natural gas, its power, its jobs and its products.
The goal is to educate Ohioans about the impacts of energy on every-day lives.
The ads highlight the significance of Ohio-produced natural gas, as the 2020 U.S. presidential election approaches and energy may turn into a major issue between candidates.
The new campaign is being supported by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program, based in Granville, Ohio.
Ohio is No. 6 in the United States for natural gas production and No. 13 for oil production, according to federal data.
Its O&G production have grown by a factor of 30 from 2012 to 2019, due largely to the Utica Shale in eastern Ohio.
It is strongly benefitting by the development of $15 billion in natural gas-fired power plants to produce electricity and Ohio utility bills are lower than in other parts of the U.S.
When we think beyond the power sector or the gas pump, Ohioans probably don’t recognize that natural gas and oil is a key building block to nearly every product in our daily life,” said John Schlichter, executive director of OOGEEP.
“We have a long, proud history of natural gas and oil production in Ohio, and it’s important for Ohioans to make the connection between the energy produced here and their quality of life,” said David Hill, OOGEEP’s chairman and president of David R. Hill Inc., an Ohio-based exploration and production company, in a statement.
“Thanks to new technology and a continuous focus on safety and environmental performance, natural gas and oil delivers the reliable, affordable energy our world needs and will be an important component of our energy mix for many years to come.”
The new campaign follows an OOGEEP voter survey showing overwhelming approval of Ohio’s natural gas and oil, with 8 in 10 Ohio voters supporting the industry.
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