The North Central Gas Expo Is Almost Here

Press Release from Amy Thompson

The North Central Gas Expo will be held on Thursday October 14th at Clearview St. Marys Building in St. Marys, PA at the former Walmart building, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. To obtain information visit the expo’s website at

The North Central Gas Expo will bring together the natural gas industry and local business entrepreneurs to explore the opportunities that are emerging out of the Marcellus natural gas Marcellus natural gas development. The industry is raving about the quality and quantity of natural gas in Pennsylvania. Industry leaders are taking note and putting major resources into the region. Taking the opportunity to be part of expo in St. Marys, Pennsylvania  is a must if you and your business is interested in becoming part of this emerging industry.

As part of the North Central Gas Expo we are pleased to offer the following seminars during the Expo.  For more information on the following seminars please contact the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties at (814) 781-3437 or (877) 672-3667.

Marcellus Shale:   Pennsylvania’s Home-Grown Energy Source ~ 10:30 & 2:00

Pennsylvania’s many natural resources include natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, a deep geologic formation stretching more than 95,000 square miles through parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York.  Gain information and insights that will help you understand the drilling process including horizontal drilling technology and the potential outlook for what this could mean for the Commonwealth.

Presented by Robert Garland, Sr. Technical Advisor for Universal Well Services, Inc.

Natural Gas Careers and Future Needs ~ 11:45& 4:45

As natural gas development continues in Pennsylvania, a skilled workforce will be crucial to the growth of this industry.  Come learn about careers in the natural gas industry, skills that will be required and future predictions of employment needs.

Presented by Danielle Boston, Director of Public Outreach for the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA)

Introductory Marketing & Working with the Gas Industry ~ 1:00

This workshop will provide an introduction to marketing to help local firms identify opportunities for working with the gas industry and to market their products and services to the industry.  In addition, the workshop will introduce you to some of the documents, requirements, and processes you may run into while pursuing businesses opportunities with the industry.  Examples of documents, requirements and processes include: Required Safety Training, Insurance Requirements, Master Services Agreements, and Terms and Conditions.

Presented by Robert Veilleux, Community & Economic Development Educator, Potter Co. PSU Cooperative Extension

Marcellus Shale Basics for Landowners ~ 1:00 & 3:00

This presentation will provide information landowners may find helpful before signing a lease. To include certain things commonly seen in a lease and what they mean as well as things to look out for. Examples:  What is a pugh clause?  Gas storage, Dunham’s Rule, horizontal severance clause, payments for property damage, pipelines, etc.

Presented by Scott Weikert, Forest Resources Educator, Forest County PSU Cooperative Extension

Water Test Interpretive Workshop ~ 3:00

(PRE-REGISTRATION REQIRED – Contact Jim Clark @ and/or 814-887-5613)

This workshop will focus on the management of private water supplies and interpretation of water test reports. Participants will learn how to understand the complicated water pre and post test reports, as well as, drinking water standards, chain of custody forms, various water test parameters and comparing test results with standards.

Presented by James A Clark, PSU Cooperative Extension Educator and Bryan Swistock, Penn State Water Resources Extension Associate

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