5/4/12

Airey Quoted in EnergyWire Story on Ohio's Proposed Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations

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W. Jonathan Airey, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office, was quoted extensively in an E&E EnergyWire story about Ohio’s regulation of shale gas and oil development.  The story, titled “Ohio debates 'best in breed' fracking regulations,” highlights the possible ways the state could regulate the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.  It also provided an overview of Ohio’s existing oil and gas statute.

The story states:

“Ohio's oil and gas industry, on the other hand, wants changes that make the regulatory proposals better aligned with current drilling rules and practices, says W. Jonathan Airey, a partner in the Columbus office of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP.

Kasich's legislative proposal ‘will probably require pretty significant modifications and amendments. It has some inconsistencies with the current regulatory regime that will need to be straightened out,’ said Airey, who represents independent oil and gas companies.

Read the entire story on the EnergyWire website.