Processing Magazine

Oil & gas industry leaders gather in Washington for conference on natural gas

October 24, 2012

WASHINGTON — Key members of the oil and gas industry and energy-intensive manufacturing industries gathered in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to discuss emerging issues in natural gas.

The seminar, titled “Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural gas and the U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance,” drew more than 60 companies and trade associations involved in the oil and gas industry.

The event was billed as the first in a series of discussions aimed at helping those industries that benefit from a thriving domestic natural gas industry understand and engage in the dialogue on hydraulic fracturing and natural gas development.

“Technologies like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have unlocked untapped natural gas resources,” explained John Wittenborn, practice group leader for Kelley Drye’s Environmental and Natural Resources section, and author of Industry blog, “The availability of these resources has been a tremendous catalyst for growth in a number of domestic industries that otherwise would have contracted in this recession.”