Research Shows WV Marcellus Drilling Equals High Paying Jobs

According to Jeffrey Green, director of research for WorkForce West Virginia, oil and gas jobs, mostly in the Marcellus Shale, grew by 9.5% from 2008 to 2011. The average annual wage for gas industry workers in West Virginia? $70,082 per year—and increasing each year.

Green share a number of statistics with WV lawmakers on Monday:

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