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Impact of Shale Development on Ohio Unemployment

Posted in Energy
Energy in Depth is looking at the impact of shale production on job creation in Ohio: Looking at these counties [Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Belmont, Guernsey, Noble, Jefferson, Mahoning, and Trumbull], starting in January of 2010, the average unemployment rate was 14.8 percent. As of November 2014 that rate fell to five percent.  That means that… Continue Reading

Utica and Marcellus Could Support Three Cracker Plants

Posted in Energy
From the Akron Beacon Journal: Ohio’s Utica shale in generating enough liquid ethane to support new so-called cracker plants. That assessment came Tuesday from Cleveland State University economist Iryna Lendel, a speaker at the day-long Utica Summit II at Kent State University’s Stark Campus. At least four cracker cracks to turn ethane into ethylene, a… Continue Reading

Marcellus Shale Created 45,0000 Construction Jobs According to New Study

Posted in Energy
A new study commissioned by the Oil and Natural Gas Industry Labor-Management Committee found that the Marcellus shale play created over 45,000 construction jobs between 2008 through the first half of 2014. The study concludes that: A preliminary examination of employment data in states related to the Marcellus Shale Play (i.e., Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia)… Continue Reading