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The Impact of Worker Experience in Shale Plays
February 1, 2013 |

An article on the website explains how an experienced drilling team can provide an enormous advantage in the shale plays. Cutting a few days off the time required to drill a well can be not only a cost savings but also a competitive advantage.

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Impact of Shale Plays on the US Economy
September 11, 2013 |
A BizJournals interview with Rayola Dougher, senior economic advisor at the American Petroleum Institute, explores the impact of United States shale plays on the US economy, the transportation industry, the price of oil and more. Related: What is Shale Gas?

Chevron Shuts Down Seven Marcellus Wells
March 11, 2014 | Natural Gas Intel
Chevron has ceased operations at seven Marcellus Shale wells in Pennsylvania after an explosion at one of their wells killed one worker and produced a fire that burned out-of-control for several days.

Marcellus Shale Impact Fees Website
April 10, 2013 | Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
The State of Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has a new website that reveals information about the source and distribution of Marcellus Shale drilling impact fees.

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