PA Extends Tri-State Shale Coalition Agreement with OH & WV

Let’s be honest. Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia compete against each other, fiercely, to attract business to their respective states. However, in 2015 the three states agreed to lay aside their competitive natures when it comes to shale and cooperate (pool resources) for things like marketing and promotion, workforce development, transportation/infrastructure and research (see PA/OH/WV Agree to Stop Competing, Begin Cooperating on Shale). The governors of the three states signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2015 to cooperate on shale issues. Two of the three governors are now different (in OH and WV). However, the three states have just re-signed the original statement from 2015, extending another three years to Dec. 31, 2021. Which is a good thing…

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