Hundreds of Thousands of Marcellus Drilling Jobs in PA

Over the past six years hundreds of thousands of jobs have been created in Pennsylvania that are either directly or indirectly tied to the Marcellus Shale drilling industry. Of that there is no dispute. It is provable and has been proven, over and over, by government agencies that count such things. Yet, when a new jobs report is issued that shows another 15,000 direct jobs have been added over the past few years, those opposed to drilling jump on the number and say, “See! See! It doesn’t create all that many jobs. They’re a lyin’ to ya–all them pro-drillers.”

Meanwhile, anti-drillers ignore the total number of 240,000 people working directly in the Marcellus Shale industry, or for companies that serve the industry (“supply chain”), in Pennsylvania. And so the anti-drilling spin machine keeps whirling around and around and around…

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