Ohio proposes new $20 million natural gas law

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Republican lawmakers want to ensure that Ohio has the option to tap into the state’s natural gas resources.

House Bill 349, sponsored by Reps. Don Jones (R-Freeport) and Tim Barhorst (R- Fort Loramie), would create an interest loan fund to the tune of $20 million.

“To incentivize [natural gas companies] to get infrastructure pipelines in the ground,” Jones said. “There’s just not enough volume to our existing lines that we have.”

Jones said they are eyeing the next budget cycle for that appropriation but are working with the Department of Development in the meantime.

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