Officials say interstate cooperation key to developing region's oil and gas assets

Energy industry officials say the best way to attract new development and investment to the Appalachian Basin is "to collectively market its oil and natural gas assets to end users, while striving to keep as much of those resources within the region as possible," reports the Youngstown Business Journal. That will require cooperation between Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, panelists said during a discussion on how best to leverage the region's energy assets at the recent Shale Insight 2017 conference. "If each state by itself has its own tactics to answer today's problems, without a strategic solution for the Appalachian Basin collaboratively, we don't win," said Steve Hedrick, president and CEO of Matric, which specializes in chemical research and development. For more, read the full story.

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