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Title: Natural gas situation in Ohio

Abstract

Ohio, the state hardest hit by the natural gas shortage, experienced a firm service cutback of 68.8 billion CF from January to March 1975, absorbing more than 10% of the entire nation's gas shortage. The state depends heavily on Columbia Gas System, Inc., which ranked second in curtailments last winter and is projecting cutbacks of 27.7% for this winter. Among Gov. James Rhodes' plans for increasing indigenous gas supplies is the extraction of gas from oil shale (jointly with Kentucky and W. Virginia), establishment of an Ohio Energy Development Authority to issue revenue bonds and low-interest energy development loans, development of Ohio's natural gas reserves (including any in Lake Erie), increase in oil storage facilities, and utilization of interstate pipelines for intrastate movement. Meanwhile, consumer utility bills continue to increase, causing at least one city, Akron, to freeze natural gas rates at the April, 1975 level. Rural users have been affected the most, with charges in certain areas rising to more than $26 for 15,000 CF/month. As a result, Ohio's government is becoming more aware of LP-gas, a fuel that has not generally been affected by the shortage of other fuels.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6841333
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6841333
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Butane-Propane News; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 02 PETROLEUM; LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GASES; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; NATURAL GAS; ENERGY SHORTAGES; OHIO; ENERGY POLICY; DEGASSING; FINANCIAL INCENTIVES; FUEL OILS; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; OIL SHALES; PIPELINES; PRICES; RECOVERY; RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT; STORAGE FACILITIES; BITUMINOUS MATERIALS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; ENERGY SOURCES; FEDERAL REGION V; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; LIQUEFIED GASES; LIQUID FUELS; LIQUIDS; MATERIALS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS; NORTH AMERICA; OILS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; OTHER ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; PETROLEUM PRODUCTS; RESOURCES; SHORTAGES; USA 030600* -- Natural Gas-- Economic, Industrial, & Business Aspects; 294003 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Natural Gas; 292000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Supply, Demand & Forecasting; 293000 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation; 020500 -- Petroleum-- Products & By-Products

Citation Formats

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@article{osti_6841333,
title = {Natural gas situation in Ohio},
author = {Not Available},
abstractNote = {Ohio, the state hardest hit by the natural gas shortage, experienced a firm service cutback of 68.8 billion CF from January to March 1975, absorbing more than 10% of the entire nation's gas shortage. The state depends heavily on Columbia Gas System, Inc., which ranked second in curtailments last winter and is projecting cutbacks of 27.7% for this winter. Among Gov. James Rhodes' plans for increasing indigenous gas supplies is the extraction of gas from oil shale (jointly with Kentucky and W. Virginia), establishment of an Ohio Energy Development Authority to issue revenue bonds and low-interest energy development loans, development of Ohio's natural gas reserves (including any in Lake Erie), increase in oil storage facilities, and utilization of interstate pipelines for intrastate movement. Meanwhile, consumer utility bills continue to increase, causing at least one city, Akron, to freeze natural gas rates at the April, 1975 level. Rural users have been affected the most, with charges in certain areas rising to more than $26 for 15,000 CF/month. As a result, Ohio's government is becoming more aware of LP-gas, a fuel that has not generally been affected by the shortage of other fuels.},
doi = {},
journal = {Butane-Propane News; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {1975},
month = {8}
}