“Philadelphia as Energy Leader” Session Captured Live by Cartoonist

Shale Insight 2015At last week’s Shale Insight event in Philadelphia, MDN editor Jim Willis took in a few of the main/general sessions, but could not make it to all of the sessions. One of the session he wishes he attended was one called “Pennsylvania as an Energy Leader: The Role of Producers, Pipeline and Philadelphia.” Sean Moran of energy law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney moderated a panel that discussed what role Philadelphia can play as a northeast “energy hub.” That concept has been around for a few years now and was front and center at this year’s Shale Insight. Here’s the unique thing about this particular session: as the panelists talked, the very gifted artist Jim Nuttle made a “graphic recording” of the session–creating an illustrated cartoon/mindmap of the concepts discussed. Have a look…

First up, a description of the session and who participated:

With the Pennsylvania governor’s pipeline task force formed earlier this year and a palpable political shift in the way the vision of Philadelphia as an “energy hub” is being viewed, the role of Philadelphia in the state’s Marcellus Shale industry could soon become more prominent. But what would this new vision for the city look like? While much has been written about this issue recently, words are not always enough to help people understand such a complex topic.

At the Shale Insight 2015 conference, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney will introduce a unique take on the conversation as a graphic artist designs real-time illustration of a panel discussion titled “Pennsylvania as an Energy Leader: The Role of Producers, Pipeline and Philadelphia.”

Moderated by Sean Moran of Buchanan, this panel will brought together the views of the energy producers, suppliers and government officials to offer a full picture of the natural gas ecosystem within the context of the Marcellus Shale play.

A full list of the participants is included below.


Phillip S. Barnett, Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer
PECO Energy

Lisa M. Crutchfield, Senior Vice President of Advocacy and Public Affairs
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Dennis M. Davin, Secretary
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

Patrick J. Eiding, President
Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO

Todd Normane, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs
Talisman Energy USA inc.

Robert F. Powelson, Commissioner
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Here’s the completed “graphic recording” created by Nettle during the session (click the image for a larger version):

PA as Energy Leader