From the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program
GRANVILLE – A new poll commissioned by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) shows that 70% of Ohioans support natural gas and oil development in Ohio.
The news comes as energy prices have risen sharply in recent months, driven by strong ongoing demand for natural gas and oil and geopolitical unrest in Europe that has limited the energy supply.
“These numbers are proof that Ohioans overwhelmingly support the production of clean and reliable energy right here at home,” said George Brown, executive director of OOGEEP. “Recent global events have made it clear that producing more natural gas and oil domestically, including in Ohio, is essential to ensuring a stable and affordable source of energy.”
The poll also found that inflation is a major concern for Ohioans, with 88% of respondents reporting they are worried about its effects on their finances. Government policies and overspending is considered to be the primary cause of inflation by a majority of those polled.