Energy. Environment. Economy.


Governor Corbett speaks to the Shale Gas Insight conference in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Will Be "Shale Central" During Shale Gas Insight Conference


Governor Corbett speaks to the Shale Gas Insight conference in Philadelphia

Shale Gas Insight is an annual conference sponsored by  the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

The 2012 event takes place September 20 and 21, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Speakers include Governor Tom Corbett, and top executives from drilling companies like Range Resources and XTO.

Like the 2011 conference, the event is generating counter-programming from drilling opponents, who are holding an anti-fracking rally called “Shale Gas Outrage” outside the convention center.

Latest Posts

Shale Insight 2013: Newt Gingrich and The ‘R’ Word

Regulators need to keep up with industry, not the other way around, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told a packed ballroom Thursday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Gingrich was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Shale Insight Conference, the third annual gathering of drilling industry leaders hosted by the Marcellus Shale Coalition that began [...]

Shale Insight 2013: Oil Is Changing The Conversation In Philadelphia

More than 1,500 people are attending the Marcellus Shale Coalition‘s annual industry conference in Philadelphia this week under a new banner: “Shale Insight 2013.” In a shift from just three years ago when the first gathering was held, the conference has dropped “gas” from its name and opened up the conversation to the wealth of [...]

Dueling Drilling Conferences To Bring Insight And Protest To Philadelphia

Drilling industry leaders and fractivists will meet again (separately) in Center City Philadelphia this week to rally and inform their constituents. For the third year in a row, the Marcellus Shale Coalition is hosting the Shale Insight (formerly known as “Shale Gas Insight”) Conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center which brings together some big names in [...]

Shale Gas Insight: Marcellus Economy On Display In Exhibition Hall

The Marcellus Shale Coalition has just wrapped up its annual natural gas drilling conference in Philadelphia. And while the major speeches and the anti-drilling protests have made it into the news this week, the main action for many of the people attending the Shale Gas Insight conference was the exhibition hall. That’s where companies large and [...]

Marcellus Goes Global: South Korean TV Crew Covers Shale Conference

In many respects, this year’s Shale Gas Insight conference has been much more low-key than last year’s session. There weren’t as many protestors outside, there weren’t as many reporters covering speeches, and there wasn’t as much buzz inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. But the Marcellus Shale drilling boom still matters. The best evidence of that [...]

Philadelphia Mayor to Drillers: Earn Our Trust

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says he’s worried about the gas industry’s impact on water quality, and has yet to be reassured by the gas drillers that they can extract shale gas without hurting the environment, specifically the water supply for hundreds of thousands of Philadelphians who rely on the Delaware River. “I recognize that there [...]

Shale Gas Insight: Other Companies Considering A PA Ethane Cracker, Too

Two bits of news from Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker, who spoke on a morning panel at the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s “Shale Gas Insight” conference: The first: Shell isn’t the only company weighing whether or not to build an ethane cracker in western Pennsylvania. Walker was coy about this issue, saying the [...]

Shale Gas Insight: Corbett Praises Gas Drillers And Slams Critics

Governor Corbett kicked off the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s annual Philadelphia conference by thanking the natural gas drilling industry, castigating its opponents, and tying the shale drilling boom to the state’s energy history. Corbett began his Thursday morning speech – the first keynote speech of the two-day Shale Gas Insight Conference – by praising drillers. “Thank [...]

Environmentalist Author Bill McKibben to Speak at Shale Gas Protest

For the second year in a row, the Marcellus Shale gas drilling industry will gather in Philadelphia this month at the Pennsylvania Convention Center under the banner of Shale Gas Insight 2012. And the fractivists plan to be right outside, stirring things up with Shale Gas Outrage in Center City Philadelphia. As a testament to [...]

Fox’s “Gasland” Wins Emmy Award

Two days after he urged anti-fracking protesters to employ civil disobedience in their fight against fracking, filmmaker Josh Fox donned a tux and accepted an Emmy Award for “outstanding directing.” “Wait,” you may ask. “Wasn’t Gasland a movie?” It was – in fact it was nominated for an Academy Award. But since the documentary aired on HBO, as well, [...]

About StateImpact

StateImpact seeks to inform and engage local communities with broadcast and online news focused on how state government decisions affect your lives.
Learn More »