Archives for March 2011

Shale Gas and New Petrochemicals Investment: Benefits for the Economy, Jobs, and US Manufacturing (ACC)

Chemistry transforms raw materials into the products and processes that make modern life possible. America’s chemical industry relies on energy derived from natural gas not only to heat and power our facilities, but also as a raw material, or “feedstock,” to develop the thousands of products that make American lives better, healthier, and safer. Access […]

Gas drillers put best foot forward

Some companies exceed state requirements in their Pa. operations Cliff White March 27, 2011 Centre Daily Times PITTSBURGH — The rows of seats in the cavernous David L. Lawrence Convention Center stretched as far as the eye could see, and the hall was full as Range Resources Chairman and CEO John Pinkerton delivered a call […]

Marcellus shale boom offers Alle-Kiski Valley job opportunities

By Rossilynne Skena, Valley News Dispatch Sunday, March 27, 2011 Kurtis Fish is only 20 years old and he’s already making $80,000 per year. Same goes for his 24-year-old brother, Ronald Severin. The brothers, who completed a Marcellus shale training gas well drilling program at Westmoreland County Community College in September, work as chainhands on […]

What Independent Experts Are Saying About Marcellus Shale Water Management

“By recycling the wastewater, they can reduce their transportation costs and the overall environmental footprint of the industry” “There’s nothing in flowback water that’s particularly difficult for an environmental engineer to manage” “The DEP analyses are determining that the average daily consumption in the shale industry is ‘no greater than one of our power plants’” […]

Bipartisan Policy Center, American Clean Skies Foundation Report Emphasizes Imperative to Safely Leverage U.S. Natural Gas

Report: American natural gas a “winning proposition for consumers, America’s economy, the environment, our nation’s energy security” Canonsburg, Pa. –  A jointly sponsored Bipartisan Policy Center and American Clean Skies Foundation report released today touts the unprecedented potential of American natural gas to dramatically bolster domestic supplies, reduce carbon emissions and improve national energy security. The […]

MSC Launches Marcellus Quarterly Magazine

New publication to provide in-depth analysis, industry-insider news and views Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) unveiled the first edition of Marcellus Quarterly (MQ) today, a quarterly magazine aimed at providing insight and commentary on emerging shale gas industry trends and practices. MQ will provide industry leaders, policymakers, key stakeholders and others with […]

MQ, A Marcellus Shale Coalition Quarterly Magazine. Spring 2011 Volume 1, Issue 1

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Marcellus Quarterly (MQ), a publication of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. Our quarterly magazine aims to provide insight and commentary on technology deployment, best practices, policy and regulatory developments, and legislative proposals impacting Marcellus development, as well as featured stories on activity across the multi-state Marcellus region. We hope you […]

Aquatech’s portable, on-site system could revolutionize water treatment at gas wells

By Michael Bradwell, Business editor Observer-Reporter CANONSBURG – Aquatech International will field test a portable water treatment system this week at an area natural gas well site that, if all goes as planned, could drastically reduce water consumption and truck traffic while providing recycled distilled water at Marcellus Shale drilling sites across Southwestern Pennsylvania. If […]

Penn State Study: State, Local Tax Revenues Soar in PA’s Marcellus Shale Counties

PSU Cooperative Extension: “In counties with ten or more Marcellus wells…tax income increased 325.3 percent” Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Education Team at Penn State University’s Cooperative Extension recently issued a comprehensive analysis highlighting the positive and growing tax revenues being generated throughout the Commonwealth tied directly to the responsible development of clean-burning, homegrown natural gas. […]

Gov. Ridge Underscores Benefits of Clean-Burning, American Natural Gas on Fox News

Canonsburg, Pa. – Earlier today, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, our nation’s first Homeland Security secretary, discussed the benefits associated with American natural gas on FOX News’ Your World with host Neil Cavuto. Below are key excerpts and remarks from Gov. Ridge, who serves as a strategic advisor to the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC). Click […]