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Tax income climbs in Williamsport, Pa.

By Bob Downing Published: May 13, 2012

The city of  Williamsport  is a drilling hub in the Marcellus shale in north-central Pennsylvania.

It got a big boost in tax income from 2010 to 2011.

The city reported earlier this month that its business privilege and wage tax revenue increased $487,000 from 2010 to 2011.

Much of the increase is tied directly or indirectly to Marcellus drilling, said Councilman Jonathan Williamson.

The news was circulated by the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

The coalition also noted a growing trend in Pennsylvania to eliminate water tankers and to instead install temporary water lines to get fresh water to wells for hydraulic fracturing or fracking.

That eliminates hundreds of the truck deliveries of water for each well.




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Utica and Marcellus shale web sites

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