Southeast Ohio businesses and the media are invited to the "Ohio Shale Energy 2012: Discovering Supply Chain Opportunities" on April 11 in Cambridge.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center.
"This event will provide insight for small and large businesses about what it takes to get your foot in the door of the oil and gas industry," said Jo Sexton, president of the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce. "We have a mix of industry experts and local experience that promises to be valuable for all attendees interested in entering the supply chain."
The keynote speaker will be Michael Levett, senior director and vice board chair for CDC Development Solutions.
Sponsors include Ohio University, the Cambridge Area Chamber of Commerce, Edison Welding Institute, the Ohio Energy Resource Alliance, the Ohio Manufacturers Association, the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program, the Ohio Shale Coalition, TechGROWTH Ohio, WIRE-Net and the Zanesville-Muskingum Port Authority.
For more information, call 740-537-0110 or go to www.ohioshaleenergy.com.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
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Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.