Mission Statement

The editors and staff of The Shale Corridor, under the auspices of SENTINEL Media Group, seek to create a responsive and interactive monthly magazine that we believe will become the benchmark of the Shale and Natural Gas Industry.

While our coverage area will be regional at the outset – focusing on the Tri-State Area to include Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia – we also plan to be adaptive to include the Appalachian and Utica Shale plays, especially with moratoriums on the latter possibly being lifted this spring.

Day-in and day-out, the magazine will thoroughly encompass pertinent issues, trends, and challenges within the industry – “within” being the key word here.

While numerous Marcellus Shale magazines exist – few, if any focus on the people, the workers – the operations within the industry. Simply put – news of any kind seems to flow from the top on down and tends to hover more at the top.

Our target audience is within the industry: vendors, secondary contractors, frackers, water haulers, and the service industry. And for people knocking down doors to become a part of the labor force, what are the bonding requirements, education needed, and certificates attained to enter that workforce?

Articles about the midstream industry are rare.

We now have a focus. We have a direction. We have a purpose.

We plan to provide USEFUL information that not only benefits those within, but also, those who are pursuing jobs in Marcellus and Utica Shale.

The magazine will target the Infrastructure, Drilling, Fracking, Technology, Legal Issues, Financial, Employment, Job Training, Growth, Shale Success Stories, Insight, Editorial/Op-Ed. Our staff writers will write these pertinent stories, but as well, we will always invite guest columns and articles by industry experts.

The Shale Corridor will be updated daily with regular story updates, news blogs, embedded video feeds, and with Facebook and Twitter access.

The moment the magazine hits the newsstands – (DO THEY STILL EXIST?) – we will not sit idle. We are not only beginning work immediately on the next edition, but the staff will be updating existing stories in the current issue and blogging to keep readers abreast of the latest industry dev