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FOX: "Shale, the New American Gold Rush"

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted January 5, 2010

As part of Fox News' "Job Hunt" series, today a segment aired about shale gas, calling it "the new American gold rush of the 21st century," and discussing how its development is creating jobs--even during this time of economic distress.

With the tremendous success of the Barnett, Fayetteville and Woodford shales in the United States, the shale gas resource base will play a major role in our nation's future energy mix.

The segment also mentions a Penn State report that said in 2008 alone, the Marcellus Shale industry generated $2.3 billion for Pennsylvania-- including more than 29,000 jobs and $240 million in state and local taxes.

To learn more about shale gas, check out the full FOX segment and visit Energy Tomorrow's Shale Gas page. You can also watch James Rosen's video report below.

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Jane Van Ryan was formerly senior communications manager and new media advisor at the American Petroleum Institute (API), where she wrote blog posts and produced podcasts and videos. Before coming to API, Jane managed communications for a large science and engineering corporation, and for a top-tier research and engineering university. A few years ago, you might have seen her in your living room when she delivered the news on television. Jane officially retired from API in 2011 and now freelances as an independent communications consultant when not gardening at her farm in Virginia.