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Decline in gas drilling softens boom for Western Pa. businesses


John Bruno dresses the industry that revitalized his Waynesburg business district. Mickey’s Men’s Store, which Bruno’s father opened in 1967 on High Street, sells the Carhartt attire, Carolina work boots and flame-retardant clothing that serve as standard wardrobe for the shale gas workers who changed the face of Greene and Washington counties during the past decade. Those workers have kept ...

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Ohio ripe for fracking


JEFFERSON – As the shale industry continues to industrialize once quiet, rural swaths of the northeast and midwest United States, demand for hydraulic fracturing wastewater dump sites — or injection wells — grows. Many local government officials said they feel the industry is exploding faster than it can be contained by federal regulation — and local control was “stripped” long ...

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Tax on shale-gas drillers would punish industry, Turzai says

Marcellus shale

STEELTON – A 5 percent severance tax on shale-gas drilling that Gov. Tom Wolf plans to announce would be punitive and hurt a burgeoning industry in the long run, House Speaker Mike Turzai warned Monday. The Marshall Republican said he hasn’t seen details of Wolf’s budget proposal, which the governor will deliver Tuesday to a joint session of the legislature, ...

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Ohio pipeline manufacturer is temporarily closing its doors

"sorry we're closed" sign

Vallourec Star, an Ohio manufacturer that is closely bound to the oil and gas industry, announced it will be shutting down operations for three weeks and offering a six month voluntary layoff to its workers. In mid-February, Vallourec’s Youngstown plant will be discontinuing operations, which will affect 700 employees.  Vallourec has already adjusted production schedules, lowered prices with suppliers and ...

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Pipelines key to growth in shale industry


Natural gas producers struggling with prices that recently hit two-year lows are increasingly looking to pipeline builders for relief. They hope projects such as the Constitution Pipeline and Atlantic Sunrise being built by Tulsa-based Williams Cos. will ease a glut of gas in Appalachia by expanding how much fuel they can deliver to profitable markets. “The infrastructure we build is ...

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Shale boom a boon for manufacturing industry

A new report has found the impact the shale energy revolution is having on the manufacturing sector might be greater than previously thought, according to Pittsburgh Business Times. The report was released last Thursday by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a multinational professional services network. The study increases the forecast of continued long-term employment gains and cost savings seen by the domestic manufacturing ...

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