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Dr. William Carroll to Present a Science Cafe on April 2nd

Posted by Joe Sabol on March 25, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Hydraulic Fracturing and the Oil and Gas Markets

A Science Café

4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the Skyroom of the Landmark Inn, Marquette, MI

Free and open to the public!

Natural gas (methane) from shale is arguably the single most transformative event of the last decade for the chemical industry in the United States. Even before the advent of shale gas, natural gas was the preferred raw material for much of the domestic commodity chemical industry. Curiously, that’s not the case in the rest of the world, and from that an economic advantage favors the United States.

The presentation explores the origin and history of natural gas, the process of hydraulic fracturing, how it’s used and what it means to industry, and oil and gas markets.

The group discussion will address the implications of this information.

Join us for an aperitif, followed by a presentation, dinner, and discussion. We plan to conclude by 8:00 p.m., but will stay for as long as discussion occurs.


No charge to attend, but space is limited, please RSVP at http/goo.gl/forms/1dOQFOA2Cp

 Donations will be accepted.

The speaker will be Bill Carroll, Adjunct Professor at Indiana University and recently retired Vice President at Occidental Chemical Corporation. Bill is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society, and was Board Chair in 2012-2014. He is also a Past President (2005). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and in 2009 was chair of the Council of Scientific Society Presidents. For more information, see www.billcarroll.org

The ACS’s position statement on hydraulic fracturing is at



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