Shell Closing Pittsburgh Office, Moving 180 People to Houston, TX

Shell is closing its Pittsburgh-area office and moving “most of” the 180 workers who worked there to its U.S. HQ in Houston, Texas–so says a Shell spokesperson. A few workers may remain and redeploy to various field offices that Shell intends to keep open–including a field office in Tioga County, PA where they have an active drilling program. Shell drilled just eight wells in PA this year, compared to 17 last year and 31 the year before that. Notice a pattern? Perhaps most importantly Shell stresses the office closure has nothing to do with the work on a proposed ethane cracker plant in Beaver County…

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