Archives for September 2011

Mighty Marcellus Continues Impressive Job Creation Streak Across the Commonwealth

Washington Co. #3 in Nation in Job Growth, Williamsport #7 Fastest Growing City; Growth En Route to Ohio Canonsburg, Pa. – Did you know there are 3,141 counties in the United States? A large figure by any metric. But as high unemployment continues to persist across the nation, with nearly 14 million Americans still out […]

MSC Statement on New York DEC’s Proposed Regulations on Hydraulic Fracturing

Canonsburg, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition President and Executive Director Kathryn Z. Klaber today commented on the rulemaking proposed by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to regulate high-volume hydraulic fracturing needed to facilitate production of natural gas in the state’s Marcellus Shale region: “Clean-burning and abundant natural gas is providing economic, environmental, and […]

New York Post editorial: Over to you, Andrew

Even before state officials last July urged Albany to allow fracking in New York, the case for it was compelling. But the columns on the opposite page, and one in yesterday’s Post, show how it can help real people — beyond just the numbers. And they make clear why Gov. Cuomo needs to move fast […]

MSC to EPA: “Clean-burning natural gas has undeniable air quality benefits”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – At a public U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing today, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber underscored the fact that “clean-burning natural gas has undeniable air quality benefits.” Klaber strongly recommended “a 60-day extension” for the rulemaking comment period, given the host of proposed air regulations related to domestic […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Remarks Before the U.S. EPA

Remarks of the Marcellus Shale Coalition Before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regarding Proposed Rules for the Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews

Philadelphia Inquirer: Energy expert Yergin: Shale gas here to stay

By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Daniel Yergin, one of the most influential voices in the world of energy, says shale gas is here to stay. “Shale gas has come on really fast,” Yergin, an author and energy analyst, said in an interview Monday. “But people don’t realize it’s 30 percent of our gas production. […]

Centre Daily Times: Startup honored at drilling convention

Nittany Extraction Technologies, a startup that recently received an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners, was named from three dozen competitors as one of the winners of the Innovation Expo at the first Shale Gas Insight Conference earlier this month. Sponsored by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the conference highlighted emerging technologies that are expected to […]

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City 7th fastest growing in nation

By ALYSSA MURPHY “We have a 7.8-percent growth rate,” Vince Matteo, chamber president and CEO, said. “The numbers are obvious. The driving rate is the Marcellus Shale.” Williamsport became the seventh fastest growing metropolitan area in the country in 2010, according to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The economic growth ranking […]

Scranton Times-Tribune: Flood victims get help from banks, companies to the tune of more than $1 million

BY BORYS KRAWCZENIUK MSC President Kathryn Klaber: “While no amount of contributions will ever overcome the crisis of the last several weeks in northern Pennsylvania, the flood response once again has underscored the importance of close-knit communities during difficult times.” Area businesses are donating more $1 million in money, goods and services to aid victims […]

Centre Daily Times: PennDOT: Natural gas drilling industry minding the roads

By Cliff White MSC President Kathryn Klaber: “The gas industry had spent more than $400 million fixing Pennsylvania roads.” UNIVERSITY PARK — Last year, as winter arrived in Pennsylvania, there were about 400 miles of roads in the commonwealth with major damage caused at least partially by heavy vehicle traffic generated by drilling in the […]