WASHINGTON, D.C. – From Monday, September 21 – Tuesday, September 22, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette will be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to highlight the importance of Appalachian natural gas and innovative technology development for the region’s economic growth and prosperity.

*To cover the Secretary’s visit and events outlined below, please RSVP to jessica.szymanski@hq.doe.gov by Monday, September 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

On Monday, the Secretary will tour the Shell Ethane Cracker Plant in Beaver County, PA with Pennsylvania energy industry leaders. This is the Secretary’s first visit to the Shell Cracker, which has provided approximately 7,000 jobs to the greater Pittsburgh area and jumpstarted the rapidly growing need for a robust petrochemical industry in Appalachia. Secretary Brouillette and local energy leaders will hold a media availability following the tour.

On Tuesday, Secretary Brouillette and U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios will participate in a fireside chat hosted by Carnegie Mellon University. CMU Vice President of Research, Michael McQuade, will moderate the discussion focused on artificial intelligence and industries of the future. The fireside chat will be livestreamed on the Secretary’s Twitter: @SecBrouillette.

After the CMU fireside chat, the Secretary will meet with local labor leaders and then hold a roundtable discussion with Western PA energy and business representatives, hosted by Pittsburgh Works. Following the roundtable, Secretary Brouillette will hold a joint media availability with Pittsburgh Works Executive Director Jeff Nobers.

WHOSecretary of Energy Dan Brouillette
WHATShell Cracker Plant Media Availability
WHENMonday, September 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM Eastern

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh Area Beaver Valley

2000 Wagner Road Ext S, Monaca, PA 15061



Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios

WHATScience and Technology Fireside Chat

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:00 AM Eastern

WHERELivestream on Twitter: @SecBrouillette



Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette

Pittsburgh Works Executive Director Jeff Nobers

WHATPittsburgh Works Photo Spray and Media Availability
WHENTuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1:30 PM

UA Local 449 Steamfitters 

1517 Woodruff Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15220



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