President Obama recently paid a visit to Ohio to tout the state’s manufacturing industry, which is a direct result of shale gas development.

 

Manufacturers who once left the United States are beginning to move back so that they can take advantage of lower energy costs, which are being driven by the shale gas revolution.

 

But it’s not just due to lower energy costs – the shale gas industry needs piping, gas-measurement and processing equipment, etc., in addition to needing people to do their fieldwork.

 

We can only hope that New York State will move forward with shale gas development some time soon.  If California and Illinois have figured out how to make sure shale gas is developed safely, surely Albany can too, right?