New Castle News

March 8, 2013

Shale opportunities program’s focus

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — The Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research is offering a one-day course on Marcellus Shale.

The April 4 course in Monaca will explore economic development.

“Shale Economic Development and Utilization Opportunities” will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lodge in the Penn State Beaver Campus Student Union Building, 100 University Drive, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The course content is intended for business people and community members in various fields including business owners, environmental consultants, project planners, engineers, economic development planners, government officials and attorneys.

The instructors are Jim Ladlee, associate director of the center; Matt Henderson, center shale gas asset manager; and Jon Laughner, a Penn State Extension educator in western Pennsylvania.

Topics will include the region and country’s energy portfolio, shale trends, business opportunities, ethane crackers, ethylene uses and transporting natural gas.

Registration information is available online at the center’s website,, by clicking on the link for “Shale Economic Development and Utilization Opportunities.”