Natural Gas Training Facility in Athens


Bradford County is now home to just the second training facility for natural gas workers in the nation.
Chesapeake Energy unveiled its facility in Athens Thursday. The 3,600-square-foot campus can house up to 250 employees at one time. Each morning, the residents are taken to their drilling rigs – which can be up to 90 minutes away – and they are returned to the facility afterwards, for a hot meal and clean sheets.
Those workers are also trained at the Athens site before going to work on a rig. Chesapeake says the facility is perfect for those workers who are from out-of-town.
The only other facility of its kind was built two years ago in Arkansas.

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