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Thousands Turn Out for Oil and Gas Expo in Belmont County

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BELMONT COUNTY - The third annual Ohio Valley Oil and Gas Expo drew thousands to the James Carnes Center in Belmont County, and it was a clear indication of the exponential growth of the extraction industry.

More than 150 different companies had booths at the Expo. The event was so large, it filled the Carnes Center plus five tents, and drew people from all over the area, plus several from Canada and even China.

Officials say for every one job created in the fracking industry, another 6 to 9 are created in the community.