Tracking the Economic Growth (Jobs, Housing, Investment & Information)
Due to Shale Play Developments in the Ohio Valley Tri-State Area
Boom Headquarters - Fairfield County OH
Below are some of the highlights for boom-related activities that have been reported with regard to Fairfield County, Ohio:
Congressmen help moderate Youngstown forum on Ohio shale-gas opportunities
August 14, 2013 / Vindy.com
U. S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Bill Johnson today were joined by a host of oil and gas experts and industry advisers to discuss the importance of developing Ohio's workforce as the shale-gas revolution continues to unfold here and across the country.
Companies announce plans to construct major pipeline through Carroll County
August 13, 2013 / FreePressStandard.com
Carroll County residents were offered the opportunity to learn about a proposed pipeline project that would traverse Carroll County.
Officials from Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, two energy infrastructure companies that have partnered for a joint venture known as the Bluegrass Pipeline Project, were on hand at the Senior Friendship Center in Carrollton to lay out plans an answer questions.
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* Worthington Industries, a Columbus, Ohio-based steel processor is acquiring the Bremen, Ohio-based Westerman Companies, a tank and pressure cylinder maker in a $70 million deal. Westerman Companies reportedly has several drillers in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations as its customers. Westerman, whose products include oil and gas separators, cylinders for shipyard lift systems, wellhead equipment and storage and transportation cylinders, is said to employ 220 people between its facilities in Bremen, Ohio (Auglaize County) and Wooster, Ohio (Wayne County). (See Refinery News article dated September 18, 2012: Worthington Industries buys into Utica shale drilling boom with acquisition)
* B. Hubbard Enterprises is planning to move from Oklahoma to Lancaster, OH. The company makes equipment used to service natural gas and oil wells and is expected to have 40 jobs. (See Akron’s Ohio.com article dated February 27, 2012: Well service company plans $64 million facility in Massillon; 700 jobs eyed)
* Enterprise Products Partners will build a 1,230 mile pipeline to transport ethane from the Marcellus gas shale wells in Washington County, Pennsylvania, through Ohio to Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where it will connect with another pipeline for its ultimate Texas destination. This pipeline will travel through 14 Ohio counties, including Jefferson. Ethane is the second largest component of natural gas. (See LancasterEagleGazette.com article dated November 27, 2011: Fairfield County, landowners prep for pipeline)