Monthly Shale Webinar on “America’s New Industrial Revolution: A Renaissance for US Chemical Manufacturing” January 17th
Posted: January 13, 2013
Marcellus wells in Pennsylvania and West Virginia are producing 7 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) of natural gas, accounting for over 25% of the shale gas production in the United States. With the increased production of wet gas, the natural gas liquids produced are an invaluable source of feedstock for the petro chemical industry. Penn State Extension’s Shale webinar “America’s New Industrial Revolution: A Renaissance for US Chemical Manufacturing” with Dan Borne, President of the Louisiana Chemical Association, provides insight to the value of these liquids.
The educational webinar will run from 1:00 to 2:00 PM (ET) on Thursday, January 17th. Dan Borne will discuss how the shale plays are revolutionizing manufacturing in the United States. An abundant low cost energy source, coupled with increased labor expenses abroad, has created a paradigm shift in manufacturing operations in the United States. Industry is now looking domestically at expanding their operations or the re-shoring of manufacturing operations. Listen in to learn some of the labor implications, business opportunities and expected impacts within the manufacturing sector.
Presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team, all of the monthly webinars will be offered from 1-2 p.m. on Thursdays. Upcoming planned topics include:
February 21 The Science Behind Best Management Practices, Nels Johnson, The Nature Conservancy
Registration for the webinars is not necessary, and all are welcome to participate by logging in to https://meeting.psu.edu/pscems . For more information, contact Carol Loveland at 570-320-4429 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Previous webinars, publications and information also are available on the Penn State Extension natural-gas website (http://extension.psu.edu/naturalgas), covering a variety of topics such as Act 13, seismic testing, air pollution from gas development; water use and quality; zoning; gas-leasing considerations for landowners; gas pipelines and right-of-way issues; legal issues surrounding gas development; and the impact of Marcellus gas development on forestland.