Oil and Gas Growth in Canton, the Utica Capital
Utica Summit highlights another year of explaining business opportunities that arise from the Utica Shale
We come to work every day at the Utica Capital, Canton, Ohio, to help encourage the growth of the oil and gas business. Here is an update:
Utica Summit 2014
Utica Summit highlights another year of explaining business opportunities that arise from the Utica
We're back to business as usual following the Oct. 23 Utica Summit, our biggest undertaking to date. Speakers throughout the eastern United States told our audience of 225 about emerging manufacturing opportunities in chemicals and plastics, about heavy industry and the products they make to serve oil and gas, and about the rapidly expanding market for trucks and other commercial transportation fueled by natural gas.
Our local partner in this production, The Repository, and we at the Chamber are grateful to our sponsors, starting with presenting sponsor J.P. Morgan Chase. Others who made the event possible were Young Trucks of Canton, AutlCare and AultWorks, and the Jackson Kelly law firm.
We also are grateful for the speakers who presented at the summit. They represented: J.P. Morgan Chase, TopLine Analytics, Dow Chemical, The Timken Co., Caterpillar Inc., JobsOhio, Cummins Inc., Frito-Lay Pepsico and Stark Area Regional Transit Authority.
Soon we will be posting the presentations from our speakers, in the same way we have posted the presentations from our upstream and midstream business development seminars.
We also will be announcing a program of oil and gas events for 2014.
View the 2013 Midstream Seminar Presentations
The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Shaledirectories.com are grateful to the many companies that showed support for this educational seminar through their sponsorships. Sponsors were: AultCare and AultWorks, Michael Baker Jr. engineering, Beaver Excavating, BL Companies engineering, Black McCuskey law firm, CESO engineering, Dawood engineering, Furbay Electric Supply, Hammontree & Associates engineering, Jackson Kelly law firm, Mercy Medical Center, The Repository and Rettew engineering.
Contact David Kaminski at our Energy Department
Direct line: 330-458-2059
Here are the PowerPoint presentations from our speakers at the Oct. 9 seminar:
If you pay attention to billions of dollars of Utica midstream construction projects, you may have heard about the new Utica gas processing plant in Kensington and the the fractionating plant in Scio. These plants take Utica gas and separates them into specific, purified products such as methane, ethane, propane and butane for delivery to market.
What does it take to make these plants work? The answer: an amazing amount of electricity. Utica East Ohio Midstream, developer of these plants in the Utica midstream infrastructure network, recently signed a one-year contract with World Energy Solutions of Worchester, Mass., to secure 630 million kilowatt hours of electricity to operate the plants.
Access Midstream of Oklahoma City, which has an Ohio office in North Canton, is one of the three partners in the venture that has created Utica East Ohio Midstream. The other partners are M3 Ohio Gathering and E.V. Energy Partners.
The United States is creating an abundance of natural gas from the Utica and other shale plays. Finding new markets for that gas will benefit the people working to transform our economy in the Utica. One of those new markets is widespread use of natural gas for transportation.
If you didn't see Repository columnist Jim Hillibish's recent article on natural gas-powered vehicles, we recommend it.
We recently met with two authors of a research report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and TopLine Analytics of Philadelphia. The report is titled, “Shale Gas: Reshaping the U.S. Chemicals Industry.” It speaks of the manufacturing opportunities that will be open to the United States because of the plastics and chemicals feedstocks that can be obtained from the Natural Gas Liquids of the Utica and other “wet” shale plays.
One can draw the conclusion that a state such as Ohio can benefit from these manufacturing opportunities if it prepares to do so.
Oil & Gas Business Development Seminar III hosted Oct. 9, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Canton
Oil & Gas Business Development Seminar II hosted June 15, at the Holiday Inn Belden Village in Canton
Oil & Gas Business Development Seminar I hosted April 11, at the McKinley Grand Hotel in downtown Canton
Chamber Members now included for FREE in online ShaleDirectories.com database for Oil & Gas Industry