Published Mon, Sep 19, 2011 7:58 am Dateline
What natural gas trapped in shale formations beneath Ohio could mean for the state's economy is one of the topics of an energy summit coming up in Columbus.
Gov. John Kasich says the two-day event beginning Wednesday at Ohio State University is aimed at finding ways for the state to better manage an issue vital for creating jobs and growing its economy.
Participants will include power company executives and representatives of the Detroit Three automakers.
The potential impact of unlocking natural gas from shale is one of the subjects to be explored on the summit's first day. Other issues on the summit agenda include coal; renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power; and alternative transportation fuels.