From WHIZ News:
The two-day meeting was a chance for more than 300 operators, suppliers, contractors and industry affiliates to get together for fun and professional development.
Shawn Bennett, OOGA Executive Vice President, said the oil and gas industry is the third most important industry in the state of Ohio.
“So not only do we bring energy, we provide well-paying jobs as well as royalties to land owners across the state,” said Bennett. “When you look at this industry in the state of Ohio, while it’s largely unnoticed from people outside of the oil and gas producing region it provides significant benefits for all Ohioans.”
Bennett said the industry has seen a downturn in previous years, but that trend is expected to change.
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