The Shale Gas Insight conference began Thursday morning in Philadelphia with Gov. Corbett lauding the natural gas industry for spurring economic growth by developing Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale.
"I am convinced that we are at the beginning of a new industrial revolution and you are at the tip of the spear," said Corbett, an unabashed supporter of the gas industry.
About 2,000 people are registered to attend the three-day conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, sponsored by The Marcellus Shale Coalition, the industry trade group. It began Wednesday with a series of technical sessions and opened to a general audience Thursday with Corbett's address.