ICYMI: Congressman Fred Keller tours Cabot Oil & Gas operations in Susquehanna County

August 22, 2019
Press Release
Learns about partnership between gas company, local economy, and education institutions

In case you missed it, Congressman Fred Keller (PA-12) toured Cabot Oil & Gas operations in Susquehanna County this week and learned about the company’s significant partnerships with local job creators, educational institutions, and local government.


Susquehanna County is one of the country’s largest producers of natural gas and is home to Cabot’s operations in northeastern Pennsylvania.


As covered in the Wyoming County Examiner, Congressman Keller—after touring Lackawanna College’s School of Petroleum and Natural Gas, which is funded by Cabot—noted how impressed he is with the company’s investment in the area as a means to promote long-term family sustaining jobs:


“When you look at the partnership between the natural gas companies here and what they’re doing to help develop the next training and workforce, it’s just really a great opportunity for an affordable education where people can earn family sustaining wages,” Keller said.


The Susquehanna County Independent also covered the Congressman’s tour of the Cabot facilities and the benefits of having natural gas companies like Cabot as a community partner:


As his tour wound down, Keller made references to the “partnerships” he saw along the way that are designed to ensure that those in Susquehanna County continue to reap the benefits, weather the downturns, and keep a tight grip on their good fortune. Keller also resolved to fight Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed gas severance tax and efforts to do away with fossil fuels.


Monday’s tour comes on the heels of Congressman Keller publishing an op-Ed  in The Hill where he outlined the national security and economic reasons as to why 2020 Democrat White House hopefuls’ plans to eliminate fossil fuels are a terrible idea.

As noted by the Examiner, it was a message that resonated even stronger after touring Cabot’s Susquehanna County operations:


“When you look at what Cabot does, they put $60 million into roads, they’re helping here with the education of our workforce,” [Keller] said. “Then you can look at the national security implications that having American energy provides, security not just for us, but for our allies around the globe.”


Before leaving for the August district work period, Congressman Keller testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the same message. That testimony can be viewed HERE.