Ohio Shale Coalition Report Appears to Have Overestimated Ohio Shale Job Creation by About 400%

The Ohio Shale Coalition, a partnership including energy interests and their suppliers, released its study suggesting that the direct, indirect, and induced employment effects of oil and gas extract ion from Ohio’s shale resources will result in approximately 66,000 jobs by 2014. This runs contrary to the 20,000 jobs (through 2015) estimated by the OSU Swank program using the actual industry employment outcomes that occur red in Pennsylvania’s shale experience (see Weinstein and Partridge, 2011).  

Publication type: 
Working paper
Date published: 
Thursday, March 8, 2012