Some state representatives from around the Commonwealth got an idea of the tremendous impact the Marcellus Shale natural gas play has had on Bradford County during a public hearing in Ulster Thursday.
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Earlier this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) joined local elected officials and leaders from the steel, trucking and manufacturing sectors to discuss the positive and growing impact that responsible shale gas development is having on the economic fortunes of the Commonwealth.
What They’re Saying: “Prolific Pennsylvania’s” Marcellus Shale Creating Thousands of Jobs Across the Commonwealth
Marcellus shale creates jobs. “The mile-deep Marcellus shale formation covers all or part of seven states and is estimated to contain enough gas to handle the country’s needs for decades. “We felt we needed to hold a meeting like this for a long time,” said Katy Klaber, executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. “We hear the macroeconomic view about the thousands of jobs created by Marcellus shale drilling, but these examples show that someone locally has a job due to the Marcellus impact.”
Jason Norris, of Dura-Bond Industries Inc. in Export, knows firsthand the economic impact of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation.
Industry, Local Elected Officials: Responsible Marcellus Development Creating Manufacturing Jobs Throughout the Commonwealth
DUQUESNE, Pa. – Earlier today, natural gas, steel manufacturing and transportation industry leaders from across the region joined local elected officials at the United States Steel Corporation’s Mon Valley Works training center to discuss the positive and growing impact that responsible Marcellus Shale gas development is having on the Commonwealth.
Natural gas drilling is changing the landscape of the northern tier in many ways.
After maintaining the state’s highest natural gas rates for the better part of a year, UGI Penn Natural Gas announced two rate cuts for 2010, delivering a double-digit decrease in consumers’ bill next heating season.
They call themselves the silent majority. They’re farmers and sportsmen, educators and entrepreneurs. And they want to drill for natural gas. Now.
The Marcellus Shale formation has had and will continue to have a profound impact on the economy of our county and our region. While some are concerned about the environmental considerations related to deep gas development, there is no question that the Marcellus Shale will benefit most of us greatly.