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Halliburton breaks ground on Ohio facility

By Bob Downing Published: April 29, 2012

Halliburton broke ground last week on a new facility in Zanesville to house up to 300 workers in eastern Ohio's Utica shale.

Gov. John Kasich participated in the ceremonies on Tuesday on 178 acres.

The first workers are expected to be in the new 135,000-square-foot  facility by the end of the year, the Zanesville Times Recorder reported.

The price tag for the building is $35 million to $50 million.

The company has hired more than 100 Ohioans and they are training in Pennsylvania, the paper said.

Halliburton intends to fill 70 percent of its job openings with local workers.

Ohio invested $4 million on site improvements through its Job Ready Site program.

Halliburton is a major well service company/contractor.

It is building similar facilities in Texas, North Dakota and Alaska and is expanding its operations in Williamsport, Pa.




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Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management State agency Web site.

ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.

ODNR Division of Geological Survey.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio State University Extension.

Ohio Farm Bureau.

Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Granville-based group that represents 1,500 Ohio energy-related companies.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program.

Energy In Depth, a trade group.

Marcellus and Utica Shale Resource Center by Ohio law firm Bricker & Eckler.

Utica Shale, a compilation of Utica shale activities.

Landman Report Card, a site that looks at companies involved in gas and oil leases.FracFocus, a compilation of chemicals used in fracking individual wells as reported voluntarily by some drillers.

Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.

Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.

Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.

National Geographic's The Great Shale Rush.

The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.

Buckeye Forest Council.

Earthjustice, a national eco-group.

Stop Fracking Ohio.

People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.

Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.

No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.

Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.

Penn State Marcellus Center.

Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.

Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.