Natural Gas Drives Rust Belt Revival

Marcellus Shale Coalition applauds Trump administration’s efforts to unleash American energy dominance

MONACA, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement ahead of President Trump’s visit to the Shell Petrochemicals Complex under construction in Beaver County today. The facility will turn low-cost ethane from shale gas production in the Appalachia region into polyethylene, a product used to make everyday consumer goods.

“Affordable, abundant, local natural gas is powering a Rust Belt revival, as the region looks to gain a competitive edge in attracting advanced manufacturing – and the good-paying jobs that come with it,” Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer said.

“Our industry is proud of the deep partnership we’ve forged with the region’s building trades, as thousands of hard-working union men and women construct the petrochemical manufacturing facility in Beaver County. Indeed, union halls across Pennsylvania are at full employment, as they lead the way in building the critical infrastructure that connects modern energy to power plants, manufacturers, local businesses, homes, schools and hospitals,” Spigelmyer continued.

“We applaud the Trump administration’s pro-energy policies that are helping establish America’s energy and manufacturing revival throughout Appalachia.”