Keystone Community Education Council plays a key role in the
Northwest PA Oil and Gas Hub Taskforce
Formation of the NWPA Oil and Gas Hub Taskforce
The NWPA Oil and Gas Hub is a collaborative professional resource partnership that exists to promote regional expansion and development of the petro-chemical industry for the economic revitalization of Northwest PA and the surrounding areas.
In 2009, the Keystone CEC began bringing together leaders of education, economic development, industry and local government in our NWPA region. The purpose was to collaborate on developing a plan to provide: (1) information and programs needed to educate communities and businesses about the petro-chemical industry; (2) supply chain businesses with instruction on how to do business with oil and gas companies; and (3) facilitation of programs about the impact of the Petrochemical/Cracker Plant (currently under construction in Monaca, PA) on manufacturing in PA.
Since inception, the Hub has hosted numerous events to support those efforts. Most recently in March 2017, the Hub hosted a forum featuring speakers from SW Louisiana, PA DCED, PIOGA and the Marcellus Shale Coalition called the “Regional Impact of the Petrochemical/Cracker Plant on Western PA”. This highly successful event focused on educating attendees about the opportunities ahead for PA businesses and communities with the construction of the Shell Cracker Plant in Monaca (Beaver County), PA.
Building on that momentum, Hub partners have continued to meet to redefine the mission and develop a regional strategic plan with short- and long-terms goals to realize the maximum benefit of this investment for Pennsylvania businesses, citizens, and communities.
For more information of the Oil and Gas Hub Taskforce – NWPA Oil and Gas Hub
If you are interested in connecting with the NW Oil and Gas Hub please contact:
Lance Hummer, (814) 677-4427, [email protected]
THE FUTURE is HERE!
Governor Wolf said, “Pennsylvania has a once-in-a generation opportunity to develop and implement a strategy that will cultivate a manufacturing renaissance and transform our economy across the Commonwealth. The foundation for building a diverse and robust petrochemical and plastics industry was initiated with the decision by Shell Chemicals to invest in Pennsylvania-and we must ensure that we make the most of this chance to create good paying jobs for Pennsylvanians.”