It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

While Upstate NY Continues to Suffer Economic Hardships, PA Neighbors Say “Shale Yes”; Reap Jobs, Revenues and Opportunity Because of It

Resident of rural Tioga Co., NY tells EID what responsible shale gas exploration has the potential to do for his community:

  • It is critically important to our economy today, more than it’s ever been. In Tioga County, we’re a rural area, one of the poorest areas of Appalachia. The average dual household income is about $38,000 … A lot of my friends and neighbors can’t pay their bills. It will help lower their bills, lower their property taxes, and help give them the jobs they need to pay their bills. It’s critical to us. It’s critical to the country.”

Job loss in Upstate, Job Growth in PA

Cause and Effect? Exploration Activity in PA (Blue) vs. NY (Orange) Since Jan. ‘08

Rotary Rig Comparison

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