Penn State MCOR Says Drilling, Jobs on an Uptick in PA Marcellus

There’s no doubt about it, there is more drilling in the Marcellus/Utica today than there was just one year ago. Just look at the rig counts then and now. However, the recovery has been slow in coming, and even though more people are back at work and more work is getting done, activity is still not at the level of a few years ago, before the price crash and downturn. Pennsylvania Business Central recently interviewed Tom Murphy, co-director of the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research at Penn State University, to ask him about the current uptick in Marcellus activity. Where are the rigs operating now? What about workers who were laid off–are they now back at work? And what role does price play in driving the uptick? Murphy gives some enlightening answers to those important questions…

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