On the Marcellus, an “Inflection” Point for New York

Will NYS leverage the potential of the Marcellus Shale into jobs and revenue during tough economic times? Or will it continue to hide behind the “Marcellus Maginot Line”? Everyone’s heard of the famous Mason-Dixon line that separates the commonwealth of Pennsylvania from the state of Maryland (and Delaware too, incidentally). But what do you call […]

Drilling company taking steps to ensure safety

Citizens Voice
From using non-toxic oil for drilling to installing three levels of blowout prevention, Encana Oil & Gas USA Inc. is trying to ensure nothing happens at its first exploratory gas well site that isn’t supposed to.

Chesapeake Energy paying for Bradford County road work

Press & Sun-Bulletin
Chesapeake Energy is paying for upgrades to two Bradford County roads to accommodate heavy-truck traffic related to its Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling operations in the region.

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Production Continues to Create Much-Needed Jobs, Economic Opportunity

Marcellus production “is creating jobs and boosting local economies” “Farmers are making investments in farms that were just dreams before the Marcellus Shale” “The opportunity for growth, job creation has not been seen since the late 1800s” Mighty Marcellus “Boosting Pa. economy”: “Forum panelist Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, […]

The Hole Truth and Nothing But

Cash-strapped Albany enforces obscure tax targeting bagel shops in New York – maybe it’s time to take another look at the Marcellus? Few states have been hit harder by the nation’s protracted economic downturn than New York, but here’s how you know the budget situation up there has gone from serious to critical: Starting this […]

What They’re Saying: Safe, Responsible Marcellus Development Continues to Positively Impact the Region

‘Marcellus Multiplier’ Creating Jobs at Breakneck Rates, Helping to Lower Energy Prices for Consumers Roustabouts wanted as companies produce homegrown, clean-burning natural gas: “The natural gas industry expects to create thousands of jobs in Marcellus shale gas development in this decade, and state agencies and colleges are gearing up to train workers to fill those […]

Roustabouts wanted as companies rush to drill for gas

Tribune-Review
Workers looking for jobs in the region’s booming natural gas industry may try their hand as a “roustabouts” — general laborers who work physically grueling 12-hour shifts for 14 consecutive days in all kinds of weather to build and remove drilling pads and assist production.

On the Road Again

Barnstorming Pa., MSC Continues to Educate, Engage “Friends of Marcellus” The positive and overwhelming benefits associated with the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s abundant, homegrown, clean-burning natural gas know no county lines or state borders. Considered to be the world’s second largest natural gas field – second only to one in Iran – the […]

Ridge pushes for environmentally safe gas drilling

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Former Gov. Tom Ridge this afternoon called Marcellus Shale gas production a “transformative opportunity” for Pennsylvania during an appearance Downtown in his new role as a strategic adviser to an industry group.

MSC Statement on Misguided Pittsburgh City Council Legislation to Ban Responsible Shale Gas Production

Citing job creation, much-needed tax revenue generation, Mayor Ravenstahl opposes shale gas production ban Canonsburg, Pa. – Despite the fact that no Marcellus Shale operators have any near-term prospects of producing clean-burning natural gas within Pittsburgh’s city limits, earlier today Councilman Doug Shields formally introduced legislation seeking to prevent private city landowners from generating value […]