-September 1, 2016-

Fracking Highlights Philadelphia’s Role as New Energy Hub

Visit highlights Pennsylvania as second largest natural gas producer; candidate touts $10 billion in new manufacturing investment coming to Philadelphia as a result of shale gas, as well as 10,000 new jobs

With a handful of stops under her belt from the “Powering the People” virtual bus tour, presidential candidate Fracking visited the City of Brotherly Love today to highlight the economic benefits derived from natural gas development in the Marcellus and Utica shales, including recent local investments that have transformed Philadelphia into a new regional energy hub.

The Appalachian Region’s Marcellus Shale is the largest producing shale gas formation in the country. As a result, Pennsylvania is currently the second largest producer of natural gas, with 2016 natural gas production around eight times larger than what it was in 2010.

“The Marcellus Shale is producing an incredible amount of natural gas, thanks to hardworking people all across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia,” said Fracking. “This wealth of natural gas is providing amazing opportunities for working families in Philadelphia, including new investments in local manufacturing.”

Taking advantage of this nearby energy abundance, Philadelphia has been a focal point of billions of dollars in infrastructure investments that have created new jobs and economic opportunities. For example, Sunoco Logistics will invest over $3 billion for the next two years on the Mariner East Pipeline Projects to deliver natural gas to its processing facility located just outside the city.

Pipeline projects currently under construction are expected to double the amount of natural gas flowing to the Philadelphia region. This additional influx of natural gas is estimated to bring in $10 billion in manufacturing investment and more than 10,000 new direct and indirect jobs.

The increased supply of natural gas has also opened the door for existing facilities to expand. Philadelphia Gas Works, for example, recently announced it is investing $120 million to expand its liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facility in Port Richmond.

“America’s energy renaissance is not just about who produces oil and natural gas, but also the men and women who add value all along the supply chain. From pipelines and rail lines to refining and manufacturing, Philadelphia is an example of the massive economic opportunities that the shale revolution has unlocked,” said Fracking.

Looking ahead, Fracking will be travelling next to Pittsburgh, Pa., which itself has become a new energy capital for exploration and production companies in the Marcellus and Utica shales.

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