Tag Archives: Economic impact

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 …

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 …

September 13, 2012

by Joe Crivelli

There’s not a lot of news on the economic front that makes me hopeful these days. The job market isn’t growing, but the national debt is. The economy has been moving sideways essentially since 2008, and consumer confidence remains mired at multi-year lows.
But the Marcellus Shale gives me hope. Here …

September 7, 2012

by David Ellerbeck

This summer, a KPMG report demonstrated the unprecedented impact of the commercialization of shale gas in the U.S. on the chemical industry.
A study of the last two years shows a huge leap toward a promising future. In fact, according to KPMG’s chemical industry specialists, the U.S. market has become a world …

At the DVMA’s inaugural breakfast last month, I had the opportunity to speak with Marty Michael, CEO of Miria Systems, a local Philadelphia company that is developing new products to help the drilling companies tackle the issue of water management and other business challenges at drilling sites.
Miria Systems has been …

On its face, the name of our organization – the Delaware Valley Marcellus Association – appears to be an oxymoron, since there is no Marcellus Shale in the region for which it is named. But that reflects a misunderstanding of the name, which was intended not to be descriptive, but …