Already known for the Marcellus shale natural gas boom, Southwestern Pennsylvania stands to become a crucial player in driving demand for more natural gas in the next several years, an expert said Tuesday. Jeff Quigley, director of energy markets at the Houston-based Stratas Advisors, said Marcellus shale production levels will increase as trends toward greater reliance on natural gas for power generation and industrial uses continue. “Power generation is definitely one of the biggest incremental drivers of new demand,” he said. “Close behind it is going to be industrial sources of demand.” Quigley, one of four speakers scheduled for the Guttman Energy 2017 Energy Forum in Canonsburg on Wednesday, will address the outlook for U.S. natural gas demand, supply and inventory levels, among other things.
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