News

  • Colleges Pumping Up Curriculum to Train Students for Oil and Gas Jobs

    November 18, 2011

    Business First Colleges Pumping Up Curriculum to Train Students for Oil and Gas Jobs Joy Padgett knows Appalachia, and she knows the educational and economic challenges... [...]

    Read More
  • Fracking Has a 60 Year Old Safety Record

    October 16, 2011

    Fay Observer Fracking Has a 60 Year Old Safety Record When North Carolina's potential for shale gas development began to emerge, hysteria soon followed... [...]

    Read More
  • Locals Prepare for Oil and Gas Jobs

    October 7, 2011

    Zanesville Times Recorder Locals Prepare for Oil and Gas Jobs ZANESVILLE -- Jobs with a starting pay of $60,000 to $70,000 have been hard to come by these days, but they are getting closer to this area with the drilling into the Marcellus Shale in western Pennsylvania and Utica Shale in eastern Oh [...]

    Read More
  • Can Our Poor Region Really Say No To Fracking?

    October 5, 2011

    Athens News Can Our Poor Region Really Say No To Fracking? Last Thursday, we had an interesting juxtaposition of news stories in our paper. On one page, we reported that a 2010 "Dateline NBC" special report on poverty in Athens County had won an Emmy award. In another part of the paper, we repor [...]

    Read More
  • Ohio Shale Worth Billions of Dollars and 200,000 Jobs

    September 21, 2011

    Cleveland Plain Dealer Ohio Shale Worth Billions of Dollars and 200,000 Jobs CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Ohio's natural gas and oil reserves are a multibillion-dollar bonanza that could create more than 204,500 jobs in just four years, an industry group said Tuesday... [...]

    Read More
  • A New Boom?

    September 15, 2011

    Marietta Times A New Boom? About 20 years ago, David McKain opened an oil and gas museum in Parkersburg to recognize the impact the industry had on the region. But rather than focusing on the history, McKain, 77, who has spent most of his adult life in the oil and gas business, is now looking forw [...]

    Read More