Hull was retained by a producer to conduct a thorough socioeconomic and demographic evaluation of eastern Ohio as the company appraised its acreage in the Utica Shale play. We are familiar with the region's unique socioeconomic sensitivities, including a localized and structured Amish population and active farmland preservation organizations, and have direct experience working with and communicating to these groups. Hull was able to leverage this expertise to guide our client on how best to manage its potential impacts in the region.
Hull's experts have extensive experience relevant to identifying and managing potential stakeholder challenges to the shale oil and gas industry. We have worked with individuals and communities in both rural and urban settings, understand the varying nuances of demographic areas down to individual Census Tracts, and have boots-on-the-ground experience working with local leaders, schools, community activists, religious organizations, regulatory agencies, and national stakeholder organizations. Our in-house public relations, funding, and government affairs professionals are uniquely trained in environmental communications, and have been providing these services at Hull for more than 20 years.