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Do M3 Momentum & Access Midstream Prefer Non-Ohio Workers?

M3 Momentum and Access Midstream have partnered up to build over $900 million worth of processing plants and pipelines in Eastern Ohio. The oil and gas industry promised jobs galore for Ohioans but are Access and Momentum living up to their end of the deal? Is it fair for skilled and capable Ohio workers to [...]

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Out-of-State Pipeline Company Moves to Columbiana Co.

We don’t know for sure what energy company contracted work to this outfit which prompted their move into Salem, OH. However, based on past experiences and track record Access Midstream is a strong possibility. The company, Sunland Construction, is an outfit with questionable local hiring practices. The type that are here today and gone tomorrow [...]

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Billions Spent for Natural Gas Processing Infrastructure

February 26, 2014   By CASEY JUNKINS – For The Times Leader , Times Leader MOUNDSVILLE – Throughout the Upper Ohio Valley, Williams Energy, MarkWest Energy, Blue Racer Midstream and M3 Midstream have already committed to build more than $9 billion worth of Marcellus and Utica shale natural gas processing infrastructure. And at least that [...]

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Shale Boom Creating Shortage of Affordable Housing in Eastern Ohio

By Bob Downing Beacon Journal staff writer Published: July 8, 2013 – 07:32 PM | Updated: July 9, 2013 – 02:16 PM   Eastern Ohio is beginning to experience a shortage of affordable and available housing for the poor because another group has tapped much of the existing stock: drilling company workers. And the problem [...]

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Foundation Being Laid for Utica Shale Play

Development of the Utica Shale play has kept Harrison County a hub of activity in recent weeks with completion of MarkWest’s cryogenic plant in Cadiz and construction of a road to link the M3 Midstream natural gas processing plant in Scio with state Route 151. MarkWest’s cryogenic plant, which has a processing capacity of 125 [...]

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TEXAS Pipeline Contractor WillBros, Infiltrates Small Ohio Town

Sometimes in life things play out exactly how someone envisions them. This sentiment rings especially true for Willbros, Inc. CEO Randy Harl. He predicted in November of 2012 how the Utica Shale play would bring opportunity for his ‘crews in Texas’. So much for coming to a community and utilizing the local people in the [...]

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Job Growth in Ohio Drops Below 6 month average

The Columbus Dispatch Thursday June 13, 2013 2:31 AM       Ohio added 1,500 jobs last month, below the six-month average of 3,440 jobs, according to a report released yesterday.   The ADP Regional Employment Report is a monthly estimate of private employment based on a survey of U.S. businesses.   The Ohio report [...]

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Pipeline Construction in Shale Boom Alters Countryside

SCIO, Ohio — For more than 80 years, the view from Jody Snyder’s front porch was sweet and simple: farm fields, woods and rolling hills. It’s a view she has shared with her husband, Dick, for decades. But the landscape is changing in rural Harrison County. Now, a battalion of construction workers operates cranes, backhoes [...]

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Midstream is Next Step in Utica Shale Development

The morale of this article is some midstream companies build their midstream infrastructure using Ohio based labor and contractors. Mark West Energy Partners exemplifies this practice building their pipeline network and plants with a host of local companies and a homegrown workforce. Access Midstream/M3 Momemtum contrary to what their CEO says in the article is [...]

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Is the Utica a Bust? Analysts do not think so and Neither do Midstream Developers

By DAN SHINGLER 9:25 am, April 19, 2013     So, is the Utica shale boom over? That was the impression some observers said was created by an April 15 Bloomberg news story titled, “Ohio’s $500 billion oil dream fades as Utica turns gassy.” But those observers say people who think the Utica is a [...]

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