Educational Trailer On Oil/Gas Industry Coming Friday

Potter County Today

A unique educational experience on oil and gas production is planned for Friday (Oct. 1) at the courthouse square, as the Mobile Energy Education Training Unit (MEET-U) rolls in. The 44-foot-long trailer with exhibits will be open to the public, free of charge, from 4-7 pm.

Developed by Friends of Drake Well and the petroleum industry, and sponsored locally by Pennsylvania General Energy, MEET-U explains how petroleum is formed, found, produced, refined, used, and conserved. It addresses growing public concern about the rising costs of energy, the environmental impacts of producing it, and the search for alternative energy sources.

MEET-U’s interactive exhibits increase awareness of how dependent daily lifestyles are on energy and products made from oil and natural gas. MEET-U also educates audiences about the role of petroleum in the search for — and manufacturing of — alternative energy sources, as well as encouraging students to consider pursuing careers in science and engineering.

The exhibits include videos, scale models of tools, contemporary well-drilling photographs, and pieces of Marcellus Shale, the sedimentary rock from which regional natural gas reserves are being produced.

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