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Marcellus shale conference moves from Philly to Pittsburgh

This marks the first time the gas industry conference will be held in Pittsburgh.

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This marks the first time the gas industry conference will be held in Pittsburgh.

More than 2,000 people are expected to descend on Pittsburgh next week for the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s annual Shale Insight conference.

This year will be the first time Pennsylvania’s major gas industry conference will be held in Pittsburgh. For the past three years it was in Philadelphia.

“Pittsburgh is the eastern head of many operators in the Marcellus,” says coalition President Dave Spigelmyer, “It was time for us to bring it to Pittsburgh.”

He says going forward, the group plans to rotate the conference between the two cities. Next year it will shift back east.

The two-day conference will be held September 24-25th at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Keynote speakers include Governor Tom Corbett, former U.S. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, former Governor Tom Ridge, and FOX News host Sean Hannity.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the first Marcellus shale well, however the industry didn’t start to take off in Pennsylvania until around 2008.

This is the fourth year for the conference (formerly known as Shale Gas Insight). The Marcellus Shale Coalition dropped the word “gas” last year, to reflect the fact that the Appalachian Basin region isn’t limited to so-called “dry gas” — it’s also rich in natural gas liquids.


  • Jack Wolf

    Pittsburgh is turning into a mecca for those in lala land. Send them back from whence they came. When I attended the NYC March last weekend, someone mentioned that Pittsburgh is considered the new Houston of the north. I was horrified to hear what others now think of us.

  • Richard Rosner

    This conference was very informative and gives us a good reason why we are all excited about the Marcellus Shale impact it has for this region. We haven’t even reach the peak of this industry and I am looking forward to being of part of this for years to come.

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