API workshops begin in Washington, D.C. this week. The first of many started January 31 and will continue in geographic regions where Shale drilling will take place. The workshops are considered an extended conversation to API’s hydraulic fracturing conference in Pittsburgh last fall, which drew more than 300 energy industry professionals from around the country.
“Hydraulic fracturing is critical to our nation’s energy and economic future,” said API President and CEO Jack Gerard. “The U.S. has the second-largest known reserves of natural gas in the world, and the oil and natural gas industry is leading the way in safely developing these resources in a way that is creating jobs, providing greatly needed government revenues, and increasing our energy security.”
With this economy Shale drilling enthusiast look at the numbers, 600,000 jobs and nearly 70 percent of our domestic natural gas development due to the latest technologies applied by hydraulic fracturing. Pennsylvania alone could support 156,000 jobs and generate $12.8 billion in economic activity. Energy from Shale provides up-to-date information about the fracking economy.
Workshops are planned in: Little Rock, Ark.; Raleigh, N.C.; Annapolis, Md.; Trenton, N.J.; Charleston, W.Va.; Columbus, Ohio; Lansing, Mich.; Albany, N.Y.; Fort Worth, Texas; Oklahoma City; San Antonio; Denver; Bismarck, N.D.; Billings, Mont.; and Cheyenne, Wyo
Sources: Fracking Workshop