Congressman Fred Keller highlights Pennsylvania energy dominance during August work period

August 6, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — This week, Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) traveled to Tunkhannock, Wyoming County to spotlight the great work being done in northeast Pennsylvania to develop domestic energy and prepare the next generation of energy workers with the technical skills for meaningful careers.

 

On Wednesday, Congressman Keller sat down with Pennsylvania energy producers and workers for a dinner and discussion hosted by the American Petroleum Institute. Congressman Keller spoke about the work his team is doing at the federal level to ensure energy companies have the tools they need to harness Pennsylvania’s abundant natural resources and bring new job opportunities to the state.

 

 

On Thursday, Congressman Keller participated in the grand opening of Lackawanna College’s new Tunkhannock Center. Keller also toured the Center’s new School of Petroleum and Natural Gas (PNG) which boasts a fully outfitted PNG lab, expanded classrooms, and a hands-on learning environment.

 

 

While touring the School of PNG, Congressman Keller spoke with local high school students attending "Energy Camp" about different career opportunities in the energy industry, emphasizing the need for engineers, welders, truck drivers, and machine operators.

 

 

In the PNG lab, Congressman Keller tried out the simulator which allows students to see a job site, understand how a pad works, and troubleshoot problems that may arrive.

 

 

Congressman Keller’s tour of the Tunkhannock Center was covered by the Scranton Times-Tribune, Wyoming County Press Examiner, FOX 56, and PA Homepage.

 

On his visit, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:

 

“Pennsylvania is home to some of the most abundant energy resources in the nation, and I am proud to represent the hardworking, innovative people whose efforts are strengthening America’s energy future. Thank you to the American Petroleum Institute and Lackawanna College—I commend these local partners for working to expand access to reliable, domestic energy all while also equipping students with the skills needed for in-demand careers.”

 

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