Select Energy Pays $33,000 to Carroll County

From the Times Reporter:
Carroll County commissioners announced this week they will receive $33,000 from Select Energy Services to cover some of the expenses incurred at Commerce Park.
Houston, Texas-based Select Energy in May backed out of plans to build an oil-and-gas facility in Carrollton’s Commerce Park, where 200 jobs had been envisioned over the coming year to provide well-site services for the oil-and-gas industry.
Funds had been spent to do environmental and geological surveys and studies to prepare for the building project of Select Energy Services.  
Select Energy announced its plans for Carroll County in January, but had not signed a purchase agreement for 30 acres in the commerce park. It did hold a local job fair for potential employees, however, which drew hundreds of job-seekers.
“We looked at Select Energy as the anchor to help support the growth of Commerce Park,” said Commissioner Jeff Ohler. “We looked for them to help support the sewer line expansion project. We had $800,000 on the line.”
The company did not give a reason for its decision to drop plans in Carroll County.
In October, the Tuscarawas County Port Authority leased about an acre at its Reeves Mill Business Park in Dover to Select Energy Services, but there has been no activity there yet. The firm provides service tanker trucks to haul water to well sites.
The Dover property is being leased for $1,400 per month for five years, with an option for another five years.
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