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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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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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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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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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Drilling Bonanza Benefits Some, Bypasses Others in Noble County

By  Dan Gearino The Columbus Dispatch Monday June 10, 2013 11:07 CALDWELL, Ohio — Farmers who struggled all their lives to pay the bills can see a future, almost within reach, of island vacations and college funds for the grandkids. The money would come from the oil and gas industry, which has put drilling rigs [...]

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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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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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Oil & Gas Boom Changing Carroll County Landscape

CARROLLTON — In the stagecoach days, travelers came to Harlem Springs for the “healing” waters that bubbled from the ground. Robert E. Lee and William Henry Harrison paid visits to the resort. The hamlet even had a college. None of it lasted. The namesake springs lost their mineral potency by the Civil War, then ran [...]

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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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