CADIZ – Rice Energy President and CEO Toby Rice addressed about 30 business and government leaders during the Cadiz Business Association meeting, saying vast deposits of oil and gas existed in the Marcellus and Utica shale could not only aid the economy but also curb dependency upon foreign oil.

Rice said drilling practices were safe and the industry could also benefit other business growth. He said the industry has made billions of dollars in Pennsylvania but could be here in a matter of months.

In-dept coverage of the meeting is featured in this week print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.