Economy
2:35 pm
Sat September 22, 2012

A Visit To A Shale Conference

The Marcellus Shale Coalition has just wrapped up its annual natural gas drilling conference.
   When energy companies get together, the major speeches make it into the news, and so do the protests outside.
  But what else goes on at these conventions?
 

Sure, there are the speeches from politicians and CEOs.  And there are technical panels with names like, take a deep breath: A Geochemical Context for Stray Gas Investigation in the Northern Appalachian Basin.  But the main action at this gathering of natural gas drillers takes place in the exhibit hall.

That’s where companies large and small set up booths, and sell their services.     

StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Scott Detrow reports from Philadelphia for 90.5 WESA.