June 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 4
Appalachian Storage Hub Conference Held in Southpointe PA
By: Robert Johnson, President, ADKL LLC
The Appalachian Storage Hub Conference was recently held June 7th in Southpointe PA, a Pittsburgh suburb. This conference was presented by Shale Directories President Joe Barone and TopLine Analytics CEO Tom Gellrich.
The Appalachian Storage Hub is a $10 billion infrastructure initiative to develop the natural gas chemical and downstream sectors leading to an economic revitalization of the Appalachian Basin. The shale gas revolution has delivered, with billions invested in the Tri State region, providing low cost energy and feedstock.
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) was one of the presenters at the conference.
ACC suggests the Appalachian region is an ideal location for the emergence of a second major petrochemical manufacturing hub in the United States, offering benefits such as:
1.Proximity to abundant NGL resources from the Marcellus/Utica and Rogersville shale formations
2.Proximity to manufacturing markets in the Midwest and along much of the East Coast
3. Opportunity to strengthen the U.S. economy by providing employment and supply diversity
4. Opportunity to enable high-value ethane use to create U.S.-made products, while avoiding ethane rejection
Other presenters included Tom Gellrich, TopLine Analytics CEO, and Kristin Carter from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) who addressed the Appalachian Shale gas revolution and the chemical industry.
Panel discussions included the following topics:
• Need for a storage hub
• What are state governments doing to move the Storage Hub effort forward
• Investing in the Storage Hub
• A comparison of the Appalachian basin to the Gulf Coast
Joe Barone, from Shale Directories, provided opening and closing remarks at the Conference.
For additional information about the presentations delivered at this conference please contact Joe Barone at email@example.com
Check out the link for information on the recent “Forge the Future” report.
Shell, CCBC to host events about cracker plant jobs
The Community College of Beaver County will host two events next week in partnership with Shell to highlight jobs available at the $6 billion-dollar ethane cracker plant under construction in Potter Township.
On Oct. 12, a career forum called Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals Military Petrochemical Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room 9103 of CCBC’s Learning Resources Center. The event is open to former service members and will describe the cracker plant project, skills transferable to jobs there, the application process and educational scholarship opportunities.
The second event that day at 6 p.m. in the CCBCÂ Dome is a free career expo, open to the public, designed to inform residents about all the current and emerging job opportunities.
Our goal for the expo is to educate attendees about the types of jobs our facility will provide so people can take necessary steps to prepare, said Shell spokesman Joe Minnitte. This event will give residents facts about local training programs, types of jobs within our facility, and access to other employers in the region.
An estimated 6,000 workers from building and construction trades will be needed during the cracker plant’s construction phase, expected to last through the second half of 2021. Once operational, 600 permanent full-time jobs are expected to remain at the plant in career areas such as process technology, engineering and maintenance.
Veterans can register online for the Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals Military Petrochemical Day.
For the career expo, interested attendees are also encouraged to RSVP online.
If you are a company with anticipated workforce challenges going forward, I am very interested in talking with you.