SBDC Shale Energy Services

Small businesses, regardless of proximity to a primary drilling location, may be able to take advantage of Marcellus Shale supply chain opportunities to grow their business. Through a strategic business plan to enter the market, savvy business owners are able to find new opportunities in this expanding industry in Pennsylvania.
Shale Energy Services include:

  • Business planning
  • Marketing & identifying new markets: international and with the government
  • Identifying shale energy supply chain opportunities
  • Information on gas utilization opportunities
  • Educational Seminars
  • Information on financing and other incentives

Contact your local SBDC today or sign up for a Shale workshop in your area to learn more.

SBDC Shale Energy Assistance

To date, the Pennsylvania SBDC has worked with more than 406 clients logging over 17,726 hours in 48 counties to achieve the following results:

  • Investments - $50M
  • Business Started or Expanded - 100
  • Business Plans Completed  - 131
  • Total Sales - $429M
  • Jobs Added - 415
  • Jobs Saved - 734

Below is a map showing clients assisted by Pennsylvania SBDC's Shale Energy Services:

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Below is a map showing the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania:

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Oil & Gas Facts

  • 2nd largest energy field in the world
  • 2nd in the nation for natural gas production
  • Shale gas development contributed more than $14 billion in economic activity in 2012
  • 2012 shale gas production topped 2 trillion cubic feet, enough to meet 10 percent of U.S. demand

Impact Studies

Marcellus Center for Outreach & Research Publications List

The Economic Impact of the Value Chain of a Marcellus Shale Well, University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, August 2011

The Pennsylvania Marcellus Natural Gas Industry: Status, Economic Impacts and Future Potential, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, July 2011

Pennsylvania Statewide Marcellus Shale Workforce Needs Assessment, Marcellus Shale Education & Training Center (MSETC), June 2011

The Economic Impacts of the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play: An Update, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, May 2010