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POWER-GEN and the Oil & Gas Journal Introduce POWER-GEN Natural Gas

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015

POWER-GEN and the Oil & Gas Journal introduce POWER-GEN Natural Gas (PGNG), an annual conference and exhibition targeting gas-fired generation related to the development of natural gas reserves in the Marcellus and Utica shales of the Appalachian Basin.

August 18-20, 2015, the first annual conference will be held August 18-20, 2015 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Its location emphasizes the region’s potential impact on the energy market regionally, nationally and globally. With unconventional natural resource plays across the Appalachian region leading to an unprecedented, abundant resource for the U.S. consumer, these shale plays are increasing in global importance. Experts now predict the Marcellus shale could rank as the biggest natural gas field in the world, a remarkable feat of American ingenuity.

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The implications and economic advantages for the region are profound. In the past two years, Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale Impact Fee has returned $406 million to the Commonwealth, and the impact of Ohio's Utica shale is just beginning to be felt as operators test its vast potential.

This event will offer insight into a rapidly evolving environment where discussion now centers on rising liquids production in the United States and the probability that the nation will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest liquids producer by the end of the current decade.

The conference will highlight several transformative events underway in Appalachia including the oil and gas industry’s pro-active efforts in learning to negotiate a complex social and multistate regulatory environment. “Despite the official demarcation line of the state boundaries, the fact of the matter is we are standing in the middle of the heart of the unofficial but powerful state of Appalachia,” noted Randall Albert, chief operating officer at CONSOL Energy. The solutions that the energy industry works out in Appalachia will impact the future U.S. energy landscape.

This event is owned and produced by PennWell Corporation, and is presented by the industry experts at Oil & Gas Journal, Unconventional Oil & Gas Report and Power Engineering.

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