Seminars On Variety Of Topics At Oct. 14 Natural Gas Expo

Potter County Today

Several seminars have been added to the agenda for the North Central Gas Expo, scheduled for 10 am to 6 pm on Thursday, Oct. 14, in St. Marys. Although the event is geared toward those who seek to do business with – or find employment with – the gas industry, the seminars will be of more general interest. For more information on the seminars, contact the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties at (814) 781-3437 or 1-877-672-3667. To register for the Natural Gas Expo or obtain information, see the website, The seminar schedule is as follows:

  • Marcellus Shale:  Pennsylvania’s Home-Grown Energy Source, 10:30 and 2:00; learn about drilling technology and related issues as well as the outlook for gas production; presented by Robert Garland, Universal Well Services.
  • Natural Gas Careers and Future Needs, 11:45 and 4:45; learn about careers, skills that will be required and expected employment needs; presented by Danielle Boston, Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association.
  • Introductory Marketing and Working with the Gas Industry, 1 pm; focus on documents, requirements, and processes such as safety training, insurance requirements, master services agreements, and terms and conditions; presented by Robert Veilleux, Cooperative Extension.
  • Marcellus Shale Basics for Landowners, 1 and 3; information landowners may find helpful before signing a lease; presented by Scott Weikert, Cooperative Extension.
  • Water Test Interpretive Workshop, 3 pm; focus on the management of private water supplies and water testing; presented by Jim Clark and Bryan Swistock, Cooperative Extension. Pre-registration required; contact Jim Clark at or 814-887-5613.

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