Energy Facts

Ohio Facts

  • The Utica Shale has contributed to the rapid increase in natural gas production in Ohio, which was more than 12 times greater in 2015 than in 2011.
  • Oil and Natural gas industry supports 255,100 jobs, with non-gas station industry salaries averaging $75,792 (state's average salary is $45,486). 
  • There are 13,712 shale-related business establishments across Ohio.  
  • Ohio had the seventh largest crude oil refining capacity in the nation in 2015.
  • Coal fueled 59% of Ohio's net electricity generation in 2015, natural gas contributed 23%, and nuclear energy accounted for another 14%.
  • With its large population, heavily industrial economy, and highly variable climate, Ohio is among the top 10 states in total energy consumption.
  • The industrial sector is the largest energy-consuming sector in the state.
  • Ohio's primary economic activity is manufacturing.
  • Ohio is among the top 10 petroleum-consuming states in the nation, yet total petroleum demand in Ohio far exceeds the state's production.
  • Most of the petroleum consumed in Ohio is used as transportation fuels, either as motor gasoline or diesel fuel.
  • Conventional motor gasoline can be sold throughout most of the state, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires gasoline to be formulated to reduce emissions that contribute to ozone formation in the summer months in the nine counties surrounding Cincinnati and Dayton.

National Facts

  • Production of US crude oil has almost doubled since 2010.  2010 produced 5.4 million barrels per day (bpd) and 2015 produced 9.4 million bpd.
  • America’s oil and natural gas industry supports 10.3 million jobs throughout the economy and 7.6 percent of GDP (2015).
  • The oil and natural gas industry delivers tens of millions of dollars a day in revenue to government - more than $30 billion annually.