Ohio Energy + Environment Blog


Recent Blog Posts

  • Ohio House Bill 6 (“HB6”) was signed into law by Governor DeWine on July 23, 2019. It was enacted after a bitter fight at the statehouse between a small contingent of supporters, backed primarily by FirstEnergy Solutions, versus a broad coalition of opponents, including the natural gas industry, environmentalists, and consumer advocates. HB6 was lauded […]... More
  • On September 27, 2018, AEP Ohio filed a proposal with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to develop 400 megawatts (MW) of solar generation resources in Highland County, Ohio. The proposal includes two solar farms, a 100MW facility owned by Willowbrook Solar, LLC, and a 300MW facility owned by Hecate Energy Highland, LLC. The facilities […]... More
  • In a 6-1 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court, in Alford v. Collins-McGregor Operating Co., recognized that “a separate implied covenant to explore further would prove unhelpful at best.” Ohio has long recognized that all oil and gas leases, absent a disclaimer, include an implied covenant of reasonable development [See Harris v. Ohio Oil Co., 57 […]... More
  • On September 18, 2017, Ohio’s Seventh District Court of Appeals granted a Motion to Certify a Conflict to the Ohio Supreme Court stemming from its decision in Blackstone v. Moore, 2017-Ohio-7751. The Seventh District recognizes that its decision directly conflicted with the Fifth District’s decision in Duvall vs. Hibbs regarding specific versus general references to […]... More
  • In a unanimous decision issued June 1, 2017, the Ohio Supreme Court affirmed the rights of lessees in Bohlen et al. v. Anadarko E&P Onshore, L.L.C.; Alliance Petroleum Corporation et al. The lease at issue in Bohlen included a one-year primary term with a $5,500 delay rental. Given the one-year primary term, the terms “bonus” […]... More