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Marcellus permit activity in Pennsylvania

The Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania saw a little bit of action over the last week, despite the region saying goodbye to a major oil and gas services company.

After 40 years in Indiana County, Halliburton is closing the doors to its service yard.  The driving factor behind the closing is Halliburton’s desire to be closer to its customers.  Halliburton’s spokesperson Susie McMichaels made the following statement regarding the company’s shift:

Halliburton is moving operations to Zanesville because much of the company’s work for customers has moved to southwestern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Halliburton will continue to service its Pennsylvania customers from its other Pennsylvania locations and the Zanesville facility.

The Indiana County yard employed 430 people and most of them will be relocating to Halliburton’s Zanesville location or other locations in Pennsylvania.  However, 90 people will be laid off and not offered new positions within the company.  The closure is expected to be completed by the end of the year.  McMichaels explained Halliburton’s continuous changes to its workforce:

Halliburton continues to make adjustments to its workforce based on current business conditions. We value every employee we have, but unfortunately we are faced with the difficult reality that reductions are necessary to work through this challenging market environment.

To read the full story regarding Halliburton’s Indiana County service yard shutting down, click here.

The following information is provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and covers June 29th through July 5th.

New: 21

Renewed: 4

Top Counties by Number of Permits

Susquehanna: 8

Elk: 5

McKean: 5

Allegheny: 3

Bradford: 2

Greene: 1

Warren: 1

Top Companies by Number Permits

CABOT OIL & GAS CORP: 6

MIEKA LLC: 5

SENECA RESOURCES CORP: 5

CHESAPEAKE APPALACHIA LLC: 4

RANGE RESOURCES APPALACHIA LLC: 3

VANTAGE ENERGY APPALACHIA II LLC: 1

BULL RUN ENERGY LLC: 1

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