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State made plan to promote fracking while regulating it


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the agency supposed to regulate fracking in Ohio, developed a wide-ranging PR campaign in August 2012 — officially never implemented — to sell Ohioans on fracking in state parks and forests. The 10-page memo warns about the need to overcome “zealous resistance by environmental activist opponents who are skilled propagandists.” The fracking opponents will ...

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Business leaders brainstorm how to bring more Marcellus wealth to Scranton, Wilkes-Barre


Vince Matteo, president and CEO of the Lycoming/Williamsport Chamber of Commerce, rattled off a list of changes Lycoming County has seen as a result of the Marcellus Shale boom. A former vice president of the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business and Industry, Mr. Matteo cited many examples of wealth flowing from the exploration and production companies to ancillary industries and ...

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Ohio firm reaps fracking benefits


ZANESVILLE, Ohio — The Utica shale boom hasn’t brought drilling rigs to this eastern Ohio town, but it has transformed one local company. Producers Service Corp. used to make its money selling low-volume fracking services to companies that drilled conventional oil and gas wells. Inspired by the large-scale fracking demands of horizontal shale drilling, the 32-year-old company has acquired new ...

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Baker Hughes announces cuts

Baker Hughes will lay off 7,000 workers by the end of March, a move expected to impact the Permian Basin as low oil prices pressure the labor-intensive oilfield services sector to scale back. Baker Hughes officials did not reveal how many of those cuts will be in the Permian Basin. “This is really the crappy part of the job, and ...

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