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8 posted on 11/26/2012 5:54:40 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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n September, Arch Coal Inc. idled a local coal mine here that employed 50, and natural-gas producer Chesapeake Energy Corp. laid off 115 workers at a field office here earlier this month, relocating most of them to Ohio where its drilling is more profitable and where jobs and revenues continue to grow. "Do we have a future or not?" asked Bill Nesselrotte, owner of mining company Nesco Inc., as he surveyed a 160-acre surface coal mine outside Buckhannon where bulldozers and dump trucks are parked atop barren slopes and water has gathered in a 100-foot-deep pit near an exposed coal seam.

I live just outside Buckhannon. Vast majority of those lost rig jobs were not worked by locals to start with, nor were all those jobs in the immediate area. I have two neighbors who go to OH and PA on two week rotations to work rigs there. Know a fellow who drives a water truck in the gas fields of the Carolinas. There is still a LOT of gas field work in the region.
Coal draws more from the area and the loss of those jobs does have an impact, though not necessarily on Buckhannon itself. Most of those workers come from surrounding counties.

9 posted on 11/26/2012 6:30:38 AM PST by Roccus
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