Tomorrow, April 3, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council (PCIC) will host a roundtable discussion in Harrisburg, Pa. to examine how shale gas is driving a manufacturing renaissance in the Keystone State, and to underscore the importance of developing a comprehensive domestic energy strategy.
“The Future is Now: Energy and Manufacturing in Pennsylvania” will feature two panels of local business and political leaders along with several notable speakers, including:
- Senator Joe Scarnati, Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore
- Cal Dooley, ACC President and CEO
- Jeffrey Peters, PCIC President
According to Dooley, there has never been a better time to be a part of the U.S. chemical industry:
If you look at the decade before 2005, we were an industry in decline. Many of the jobs that we were losing were going to the Middle East and Asia. Today, we are poised to see the greatest growth of the chemical industry in a generation. This growth has been due to new technologies and advancements that are giving us access to new sources of natural gas across the country, and very prominently in the state of Pennsylvania.
The event will take place on Tuesday, April 3 in the Main Capitol Building East Wing (Room 8A) in Harrisburg, Pa. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30AM EDT and remarks will begin at 9:00AM EDT.
Can’t attend? Stay connected with the ACC on Twitter @AmChemistry to follow the live tweet session. Contribute to the conversation using #Chemistry2Energy and #NatGasPA.