Innovation is key to success for Pennsylvania and Michigan businesses participating in the 2014 Global Petroleum Show

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Innovation is a key-unifying factor for Pennsylvania and Michigan companies attending this year’s Global Petroleum Show in Calgary.

“Many of these longstanding companies have developed new and adapted their existing products specifically for the oil and gas industry,” said Nancy Ward, Director of Toronto-based Grow Trade Consulting Inc. and representative of the state of Pennsylvania and the state of Michigan in Canada. “This makes them ideal partners for established Canadian companies.”

Nine Pennsylvania firms will be exhibiting at the Global Petroleum Show, June 10-12 and will be located in the Pennsylvania Pavilion, Hall ABC, Booth 1834. 
Four Michigan firms will be exhibiting at the show and will one of many American companies participating in the US Commercial Service Pavilion in Hall F, Booth 8444.
A complete list of the Pennsylvania and Michigan companies can be found here. 

Oil and gas production has been vital to the Michigan economy for the past 100 years. It currently ranks 16th nationally in both oil and gas production. The state’s annual revenue from oil and gas production was $109.5M in 2012. Michigan’s oil and gas industry employs 8,000 people directly, and another 38,000 jobs are supported through production related activities. That number is projected to rise to 64,000 by the year 2035.*

Pennsylvania has the distinction of being the site of the first oil well in the United States. Drilling began in 1857 in Titusville, and during the 1860s and 1870s Pennsylvania dominated production of the world’s supply of oil and petroleum-related products. The state’s oil boom spurred natural gas production, which became a viable industry in the 1900s.* Pennsylvania also lies at the heart of the Marcellus Shale, a deep geologic formation that covers more than 95,000 square miles and underlies about 60 percent of the state. **

Grow Trade Consulting Inc. offers personalized trade consulting and business facilitation services to small- and medium-sized companies looking to successfully launch or expand the sales of their products and services into the Canadian market. As the Canadian representative of the Council of Great Lakes Governors, they are pleased to represent Pennsylvania, a state with a long and rich history in the oil and gas industry. 

*Source: Michigan Oil & Gas Producers Education Foundation (