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Oil & Gas Surveying Co. Harboring Illegal Immigrants

January 17, 2014 By MARK MARONEY (mmaroney@sungazette.com) , Williamsport Sun-Gazette         A Texas company and a field operations supervisor have been sentenced for harboring and transporting illegal aliens used in oil and gas survey work. U.S. Middle District President Judge Yvette Kane recently sentenced GPX/GPX, USA, a seismic surveying company based in [...]

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Invasion of Out-of-State Workers Prompts 10 Brand New Hotels

Who needs a scientific study for the lack of Ohioans not getting shale jobs when the proof is right in front of our eyes. According to an article by Crain’s Cleveland Business Journal an unbelievable 10 hotels are in some form of planning with seven already having broken ground. Guernsey County alone is slated for [...]

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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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Out-of-State Workforce Spurring New Hotels

It becomes evident when an industry is relying upon outsiders to do their work when multiple announcements are made regarding new hotels will be built. Both of the hotels are in Utica shale areas with lots of work going on. Here is a story on a Trumbull County Comfort Suites to be constructed in Liberty [...]

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North Dakota’s Oil Rush Lures Chicago-area Residents

North Dakota has no large metropolitan areas from which to draw people from to work in their state’s rapidly expanding shale gas/oil industry. Thus like this article points out people are making the move all the way from Chicago and Minneapolis to work in the Bakken Shale play oil fields. Ohio on the other hand [...]

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Drilling Indsutry Could Create Population Spike in Ohio

Ohio’s fledgling oil and gas industry has spawned a frenzy of investment and drilling in the state, but it hasn’t resulted in any significant population growth in the shale region. At least not yet…

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Hotels, Motels, & Apartments Filling Up Fast

Shale industry workers storming into Ohio are taking up hotels and renting apartments at a frantic pace. Man camps are probably not too far off as lodging industry cannot keep up with demand.

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