Further Steps Forward In Ohio Oil And Gas Laws

Law360, New York (July 5, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT) -- On June 11, 2012, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 315, ushering in several changes to Ohio’s existing oil and gas laws. The law, pushed by the Kasich administration, addresses what had been perceived as deficiencies in the statutes on the books in dealing with the issues unique to horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

Significant Changes

Key provisions in SB 315 include a requirement that permit applicants identify the source of water used to fracture their wells, whether it be ground or surface...
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