October 22, 2019

OGAP Hires Local Pipeline Engineering Firm

The OGAP Board recently approved a recommendation to hire Columbus-based Utility Technologies International Corporation (UTI). For more than 25 years, UTI has been a respected leader in the natural gas industry in Ohio. Specializing in pipeline management and design, UTI has the in-house capabilities to work through every aspect of a natural gas problem. Their services range from design and engineering to specialty construction techniques, operations, and integrity management. The partnership between OGAP and UTI will help ensure that the coalition has the technical expertise from industry leaders working to ensure the region has access to the long-term energy it needs to sustain growth.

To learn more about Utility Technologies International Corporation, visit their website at https://www.uti-corp.com.

Getting the Message Out

OGAP has been asked to speak at an upcoming gas-industry forum in Columbus regarding gaps in access to natural gas: we will highlight how our organization is leveraging the partnership of business and community leaders to help solve the challenges facing Union, Madison and Logan counties. Look for more details in our next issue.

Fast Facts: Natural Gas in Ohio

In Ohio, we are fortunate to have an abundance of natural gas produced right here in the Buckeye State. Access to natural gas is a vital asset for our communities and is a known driver of business retention and expansion while attracting additional economic development.

Did you know?

  • Ohio is among the top 10 natural gas-consuming states in the country. Natural gas use at Ohio’s power plants has increased significantly in the past decade and was more than 13 times greater in 2018 than in 2008.
  • Nearly 7 out of 10 households use natural gas for home heating in Ohio.
  • Some of Ohio’s natural gas is placed in underground storage.
  • The state has 24 natural gas storage fields with a combined total storage capacity of almost 576 billion cubic feet, which is about 6% of the nation’s total.
  • Ohio is the eighth-largest state in natural gas storage capacity.