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  • Construction Man-Hours Up for First Time Since 2005

    December 6, 2012

    Youngstown Business Journal. The number of man-hours paid skilled tradesmen by members of the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania rose in 2012 to its highest level since 2005, construction contractors learned Wednesday night at their annual meeting. “After six years o [...]

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  • Shale boom helps lift personal incomes in U.S.

    November 28, 2012

    Chillicothe Gazette. The nation's oil and gas boom is driving up income so fast in a few hundred small towns and rural areas that the entire country is floating upward because of it, a USA Today analysis of new government data shows. Ohio shows a geographically similar trend, but farms and grain [...]

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  • Shale Fuels Growth at Wellsville Intermodal Park

    November 19, 2012

    Youngstown Business Journal. Tracy Drake, CEO of the Columbiana County Port Authority, says he and his board of directors always were confident in the potential of the intermodal park it started to develop here during the 1990s, even if its members couldn’t foresee the shale industry that today i [...]

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  • Marlington garners attention for oil, gas program

    November 19, 2012

    Akron Beacon Journal. Ten seniors and 12 juniors in the Marlington district have enrolled in Ohio’s first Gas and Oil Technology program for high school students. The first-year program has garnered the attention of neighboring school districts and prospective employers in Ohio’s emerging ga [...]

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  • Shale Development to Turn U.S. Into World’s Largest Oil Producer, Watchdog Says

    November 12, 2012

    The Wall Street Journal.  A shale-oil boom will thrust the U.S. ahead of Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil producer by 2020, a radical shift that could profoundly transform not just the world's energy supplies but also its geopolitics, the International Energy Agency said. In its closely w [...]

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  • V&M Star’s new plant reaches milestone; good news for area

    November 11, 2012

    Youngstown Vindicator. We will never get tired of saying it: The Mahoning Valley is benefitting from a $1 billion-plus investment by a company headquartered in France. By any measure, that’s big news. But when viewed within the context of the burgeoning shale-gas industry, it’s momentous. [...]

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