Letter: Natural gas is boosting Ohio’s energy, manufacturing

Ohio’s natural gas production is driving hope and paving the way for manufacturing in the Buckeye State. Whether it’s the opportunity for the PTT ethane cracker facility or other advanced manufacturers, as Crystal Lorimor wrote in last Monday’s op-ed “Companies will boost local economy and protect the environment,”the natural gas we’re producing here is creating the good-paying manufacturing jobs Ohio needs for a thriving middle class.

Since 2011, more than $78 billion has been invested in Ohio shale production, pipeline infrastructure and manufacturing use, according to a Cleveland State University analysis. The investment to safely produce the energy our economy needs supports more than 200,000 good-paying careers for Ohioans, according to state data.

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