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Policymaker Field Trip, Utica Shale in Ohio
August 6-8, 2012


Our 2012 Policy Maker Field Trip was held on August 6-8. We toured 29 Congressional and agency staffers through all phases of oil & gas upstream operations at sites in East Central Ohio's emerging Utica Shale Play. Our guests saw all phases of our operations courtesy of Chesapeake Energy and Devon Energy who led this year's Field Trip.  In addition to the operational tours, we were given a detailed briefing on the extensive state regulatory scheme being administered by the Department of Natural Resources of the State of Ohio.

The photos above and below show some members of our group touring a production facility and a water recycling facility.  Every effort is made to locate water recycling facilities as near as possible to the areas of development so as to reduce the impact on roads and local communities.

The AXPC Policy Maker Field Trip has been a unique annual event for over fifteen years and continues to be an effective demonstration of our industry's unmatched efforts at conducting operations in a safe and environmentally sound manner.

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