Mar. 15, 2021

HARRISBURG – Rep. Stephanie Borowicz (R-Clinton/Centre) commended Perry Babb, chairman and CEO, KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis Energy for his expert testimony before the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee on Monday which demonstrated the tremendous potential of producing low-carbon hydrogen power with Pennsylvania natural gas.

“It’s exciting to see Perry’s and KeyState’s vision for Pennsylvania’s next energy revolution moving forward, right here at home in the 76th District,” said Borowicz. “In addition to expanding energy independence, the $400 million natural gas synthesis facility under development in West Keating Township, Clinton County, has the potential to generate more than 500 permanent jobs and $260 million in annual economic output.”

View Rep. Borowicz’s question and Mr. Babb’s answer regarding the time frame for KeyState’s Clinton County project to begin through video link here.

Supported last session by Borowicz in the state House, Act 66 of 2020 established the Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit to attract private investment from companies, such as KeyState, for the construction and operation of Pennsylvania manufacturing facilities that use dry natural gas to produce fertilizer and other petrochemical products.

Statewide, it has been estimated that the Local Resource Manufacturing Tax Credit could help generate 4,440 jobs, $600 million in annual labor income and more than $1.6 billion in economic benefits from the construction of four dry natural gas manufacturing facilities as provided for in Act 66.

“The information presented at today’s meeting proves once again that the last thing government should be doing during times of economic crisis is eliminating more jobs and making it more difficult for our families and seniors to make ends meet,” said Borowicz. “Whenever the free market and limited government are given the opportunity to thrive, rising standards of living, cleaner air and water, lower energy costs, dynamic economic growth and greater personal freedom naturally follow.”

Representative Stephanie Borowicz
76th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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