Report: Oil and gas operators put more than $300 million into Ohio road work

A new report by Energy In Depth and the Ohio Oil and Gas Association finds that oil and natural gas operators have paid more than $302 million for road, bridge and culvert improvements in Ohio through the Road Use Maintenance Agreement (RUMA). The agreement is used by counties to ensure damages caused by equipment being moved for shale drilling and pipeline work are either prevented or repaired. The report finds that RUMA funds were used to improve more than 639 miles of roadways from 2011 to 2017 in eight Utica shale counties: Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Guernsey, Harrison, Jefferson, Monroe and Noble. Click here to read more.