‘Fuel For Thought’ community forum comes to Corning

Press Release

Representatives from the natural gas industry will address Corning-area residents at “Fuel For Thought: A Community Conversation,” 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, at the Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning. The dialogue is presented by the Independent Oil & Gas Association of New York.

“Answering questions and providing solid, fact-based information to the community is part of our trade association’s mission,” said John Holko, president of Lenape Resources in Alexander and one of four  industry professionals taking part in Tuesday’s event. “These community conversations are designed to be an open forum for discussion, with questions asked and answered by working professionals in the field.”

Holko, Scott Cline, Ph.D., a noted petroleum geologist,  Tom Johnson, hydrogeologist and vice president of Alpha Geoscience and attorney Melody Scalfone will field questions. Jeff Heller from the Steuben County Landowners Coalition is the moderator. Representatives from America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) also will be on hand.

These forums are IOGA’s live counterpart to the video series of the same name, which is accessible on IOGA of NY’s Facebook page.

 The event is free and open to the public. Details are at iogany.org , or by calling 716-202-4688.

IOGA of NY, representing more than 400 individuals and companies engaged in the oil and natural gas industry, promotes the common interests of its members who represent all industry sectors. IOGA of NY members are committed to operating safely, efficiently, and with great care and stewardship for the state’s natural resources. IOGA of NY and its members strive to educate the public about the positive impacts the oil and gas industry has had – and will continue to have – on New York’s economy and quality of life.