The DVMA Blog

An article in The Wall Street Journal earlier this week brings some good (and under-reported) news: the U.S. trade gap for manufacturing is shrinking.
The article cites data compiled by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation showing that after years of losing manufacturing business to China, the U.S. trade deficit …

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has recently decided that, sometimes, change is not  a good thing.  Ensuring the validity of an old Supreme Court ruling dating back to 1882, but also relying upon precedent going back 177 years, the Commonwealth’s highest court held on April 24th that the so-called Dunham rule …

The DVMA was created as a vehicle to educate and inform businesses in the Delaware Valley to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, literally on their doorstep, that has grown over the past 5 years from a sideline curiosity on Pennsylvania’s economic scene to the driving force behind the Commonwealth’s economic future – …

The Delaware Valley Marcellus Association (DVMA) is teaming up with ShaleDirectories.com and the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research for our winter quarterly meeting, “Cashing in on Natural Gas – a Seminar for Business Leaders who want to Grow in the Marcellus.” Our third meeting since the Association’s …

A white paper by DVMA member Jim Scherrer of Scherrer Resources provides an informative history lesson on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, while providing a view of the future.
Water usage is one of the main points of contention that environmentalists have with the use of hydraulic fracturing to recover the …

The U.S. Department of Energy has delayed the finalization and release of its review of the U.S. shale gas industry until after the Presidential campaign. As a result, decisions on licenses to build at least a dozen liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities necessary for the export of Marcellus Shale …

DVMA President Greg Matusky wrote a pointed post today about the most surprising aspect of last night’s debate. It had nothing to do with candidate gaffes or presumed animosities. Rather, it was both candidates’ surprisingly positive opinions of domestic energy development as each positioned themselves as more pro-drilling than the …

The DVMA’s second quarterly meeting, a panel discussion titled “Doing Business in the Marcellus”, brought experts from the oil and gas industry, state government, service industries, and consulting firms together to discuss how Marcellus Shale has impacted and – even more so in the future – will effect businesses in …

Recent news that the former Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook will be reopened to process natural gas products from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale represents the first ripples in a pond that will be felt more and more here in the Delaware Valley. The plant, which closed earlier this year, laying off …

Joseph Barone, founder of ShaleDirectories.com and one of the panelists from “Doing Business in the Marcellus,” is partnering with Penn State Extension and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to host a seminar on oil and gas business development.
For those of you interested in attending, here are some additional event details.