Natural Gas Resource Center Up And Running

From Potter County Today

20110801_4ngrc1A Natural Gas Resource Center is up and running in Coudersport. After three years of operating a Natural Gas Task Force focused on issues such as water quality, job training, emergency services, and public education, the Potter County Commissioners have established the Resource Center. Bob Veilleux (left), assistant director of the Potter County Education Council, reports that its mission is to educate the public about natural gas issues and job opportunities, and to provide business connections for the industry. A vibrant website is now in the developmental stages and will become a major information resource. Its content will be regularly updated and will be of particular interest to members of the public who want to learn more about issues, industry officials seeking business or employment information, job-seekers and government agencies. The site can be found at The website already includes a directory, news articles, business information, industrial properties, resource lists, maps showing where wells are located, data from the state, production data, and more. A calendar of gas-related events in Potter, Cameron and McKean counties, and contact information, will also be available.


Veilleux said public information meetings that were held periodically while the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force was in operation will continue, probably quarterly, for input and updates. He also pointed out that the Potter County Education Council has created a ShaleNET Training Center. The first series of classes trained 12 people for jobs in the natural gas industry, nine of whom are now employed. Three people have transferred out-of-state, including two in Ohio and one in Texas. The Natural Gas Resource Center can be reached via the website or by phone at 814-260-5625.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.

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