Archives for August 2011

Towanda Daily Review: Pro-gas landowners group forming

BY JAMES LOEWENSTEIN WYSOX TOWNSHIP — Approximately 35 people gathered at the Wysox Fire Hall on Tuesday to discuss forming a coalition of landowners in northeastern Pennsylvania that would promote the development of the Marcellus Shale. Several of those who attended the meeting said a landowners’ coalition is needed to prevent the installation of gas […]

Scranton Times-Tribune: Toomey talks shale in Wyoming County

BY JOSH MROZINSKI and ROBERT L. BAKER U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey on Monday said he is introducing legislation in September to repeal a federal mandate that requires municipalities and states to replace road signs. The congressman announced his plans after meeting with local officials at Scranton City Hall the same day he met with business […]

Press & Sun-Bulletin: Drillers target three counties in Southern Tier

Steve Reilly BINGHAMTON — A portion of the Southern Tier stretching from Binghamton west to Elmira is likely to be the bull’s-eye when natural gas drillers target New York’s portion of the Marcellus Shale, according to experts in shale geology. Terry Engelder and Gary Lash, geologists whose calculations have been credited with helping spur the […]

What They’re Saying: Shale Development Creating Jobs, Economic Growth That “Long Has Been Considered Unthinkable”

Responsible shale development providing a “boost to a long depressed region” “Gas industry provides positive progress for Pa.” “There are tremendous economic benefits to everyone … It stimulates the economy” “Left for Extinct, a Steel Plant Rises in Ohio”: On the edge of the Mahoning River, where once stood dozens of blast furnaces, more than […]

Community Discussion in Philadelphia Gives Residents Insight into Jobs Training, Workforce Development in the Marcellus Shale

Philadelphia, PA – Local residents join area leaders and industry representatives today for a community discussion on natural gas training programs, the impact of workforce development and the industry’s commitment to safe and responsible development in the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) hosted the public event at […]

MSC in the Times-Leader: Gas industry provides positive progress for Pa.

It was terribly disappointing to read the editorial “Gas firms harmed by blowing hot air” (July 27) in which the newspaper lodged attacks on an industry that’s fueling Pennsylvania’s economic and energy future. While we respect and welcome a healthy public dialogue, this editorial – repeatedly referring to Pennsylvanians who work in our industry and […]

Wall Street Journal: Left for Extinct, a Steel Plant Rises in Ohio

By CLARE ANSBERRY AUGUST 2, 2011 “The steel and shale-gas industries are symbiotic to some degree“ YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—On the edge of the Mahoning River, where once stood dozens of blast furnaces, more than 400 workers are constructing what long has been considered unthinkable: a new $650 million steel plant. When complete, it will stand 10 […]

The Economic Impact of the Value Chain of a Marcellus Shale Well (University of Pittsburgh)

The Economic Impact of the Value Chain of a Marcellus Shale Well Site examines the direct economic impact of a Marcellus Shale well located in Southwestern Pennsylvania.