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Oil and Gas Industry pays more than $141 million in property taxes, OOGA says

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COLUMBUS, OH (WTRF) – The Ohio Oil and Gas Association has released its 2019 report on oil and gas property tax statements in the Buckeye State.

They said between 2010 and 2017 total real-estate property taxes paid by oil and gas companies add up to around $141 million.

The OOGA expects this amount of paid property taxes will nearly double between 2010 and 2026.

Natural gas production has been on a steady incline in both Belmont and Jefferson Counties since 2015.

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