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API Ohio welcomes new well plugging rules

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API Ohio has welcomed the approval by the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) of new well plugging rules.

The approval is the final step in two years of collaborative work led by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Oil and Gas Resources (ODNR) to ensure that Ohio’s well plugging regulations address modern industry operations, standards and materials while putting in place better planning and review of plugging operations by the well owner as part of the permitting process.

“Today’s announcement ensures that Ohio has responsible and environmentally sound well plugging rules, fit for purpose to the state’s specific hydrology, geology and modern industry technology used to develop local energy resources,” API Ohio Executive Director Chris Zeigler said. “We applaud the effort that the Ohio Department of Natural Resources-Division of Oil and Gas Resources put into securing a collaborative process. As we have stated for years, the states are the proper authorities for developing regulatory programs for our industry due to their precise knowledge of the local landscape.”

Read the article online at: https://www.oilfieldtechnology.com/drilling-and-production/10072020/api-ohio-welcomes-new-well-plugging-rules/

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