While national oil and gas companies are flooding eastern Ohio to get involved in the Utica Shale, a service is being developed to help local companies provide information about what they can offer.
The Ohio Shale Energy is a database that provides information for oil and gas producers and field-services companies to find local contractors who can provide services.
The program initially had been limited to a 12-county area in southeastern Ohio, but Ohio University, which developed the database, is working with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce to expand it statewide, said Scott Miller, director of energy and environmental programs for the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at OU.
“We thought there might be a benefit to a tool to get businesses together,” Miller said. “It will allow small and mid-sized businesses to get involved.”
Read the rest of the article here.The goal is to help Ohio companies succeed, he said. The database should help reduce the number of out-of-state license plates at drill sites.
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