‘Hundreds of thousands of new jobs’ credited to shale gas revolution

Joe Massaro

The shale gas revolution has created “hundreds of thousands of jobs” nationally, Dean Cordle, AC&S Inc. president and CEO, told Shale Insight attendees during a panel today.

For every chemical manufacturing job added, 6.3 indirect jobs are created, Cordle said at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

Cordle joined Bryan Carpenter, UPS district automotive manager, and Perc Pineda, Ph.D., Plastics Industry Association chief economist, for a panel titled “Rebuilding America Through Affordable and Abundant Energy.”

Rebuilding America, Pineda said, requires regulators to be aware that businesses are run by people, not machines.

“As our economy continues to expand, the demand for goods and consumption continues to expand,” Pineda said. “We’re able to meet this demand affordably, thanks to the raw materials to make plastics from affordable and plentiful energy sources.”

Here’s a look at the job growth in Pennsylvania:

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Joe Massaro

Joe Massaro is based in Bravo Group's Pittsburgh office and has deep energy industry expertise. He previously served as the field director for a Pennsylvania-based oil and gas industry grassroots PR firm.

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