Bradford County Epicenter Of Pennsylvania Gas Boom

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bradford County

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Towanda, Pa. — If New York residents want to know what happens when the gas industry rolls into town, they don’t have to look farther than Bradford County, Pa.

Once a quiet expanse of sleepy boroughs pocketed amid sprawling tracts of farmland, Bradford has skyrocketed to the forefront of the Marcellus Shale natural gas rush.

The drilling industry has added thousands of new jobs and millions in royalty payments to the county over the few short years it took to become the most actively drilled place in Pennsylvania.

Read more: http://www.stargazette.com/article/20111029/NEWS01/110290359/That-boom-you-hear-is-coming-from-Bradford?odyssey=tab|mostpopular|text|NEWS

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