A new chapter in the history of the Delaware Valley was written this past Tuesday when more than 100 local businesses and professionals attended the inaugural meeting of the Delaware Valley Marcellus Association (DVMA).
During the meeting, founding members from Gregory FCA, Duane Morris LLP, and KPMG LLP shared with the audience the Association’s desire to help connect Delaware Valley businesses with developments sprouting across the Commonwealth, thanks to shale gas and the opportunity it provides our region and nation as well as the global economy.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Terry Engelder, then addressed the audience to explain the geologic unpinning of this vast natural gas play. Dr. Engelder, a professor of geosciences at Penn State University, is generally credited with being the first person to identify the scope, value, and impact of the Marcellus on world energy markets. For his work, he was selected as one of the Top 100 Big Thinkers by Foreign Policy Magazine in 2011.
The Association would like to thank and recognize the following organizations for attending this first meeting, including:
• Joe Leighton of the American Petroleum Institute (API)
• Mike Mikus of Consumer Energy Alliance
• Founding members Gregory FCA, Duane Morris LLP, KPMG LLP, and ModSpace
• James Shannon of Select Greater Philadelphia
• James Gambino of Ben Franklin Technology Partners
• Pamela Sarne McCormick of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
• and Energy In Depth and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), who could not attend but sent their support and congratulations
The DMVA seeks to collaborate with any group, company, service provider, operator, and producer that shares our support of responsible energy development for the state of Pennsylvania, and seeks to connect businesses in Southeast Pennsylvania with the opportunities flowing from Marcellus Shale development.
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