Archives for September 2011

MSC Member Companies Contribute to Northern PA Flood Relief and Recovery Efforts

Approximately $1 million in financial and in-kind contributions to impacted communities State College, Pa. – In the days during and after the severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee earlier this month, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) member companies controlled their operations in northern Pennsylvania to ensure no environmental damage was incurred and no well pads […]

What They’re Saying: “Transformative” Marcellus Shale Boosting “US Manufacturing”

“Natural gas offers not only an alternative to foreign oil but also the creation of thousands of jobs” “The discovery of how to tap the gas in the Marcellus shale presents an almost incredible opportunity” “Marcellus Shale drilling [has] revitalized dying towns and kept the unemployment rate below the national average” “Marcellus shale can transform […]

Marietta Times: Expansion of oil, gas industry could mean more jobs

By Sam Shawver Hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from the Marcellus shale beneath the Buckeye State could mean thousands of jobs for Ohioans as it already has in neighboring Pennsylvania. More than 72,000 gas and oil jobs have been filled there since 2009, many due to the increase in horizontal drilling and fracking for […]

WNEP-TV: Natural Gas Workers Tackle Flood Cleanup

By Jon Meyer The borough of Athens in Bradford County was especially hit hard in last week’s flood, mainly because the community sits between both the Chemung and Susquehanna rivers. Home after home has first floor flood damage. The Main Street business district in Athens, which was under six feet or more of water last […]

Patriot-News: Floods didn’t affect Marcellus Shale drilling, DEP says

“Apologies folks,” Penn Environment later admitted: the photo was of a flooded rig in Pakistan. By DONALD GILLILAND The flooding from Tropical Storm Lee isn’t the fracking mess some activists thought. The anti-drilling environmentalist group Penn Environment posted a photo of a submerged drilling rig to its Facebook page and Tweeted it saying, “Here’s more […]

Philadelphia Daily News op-ed: Natural gas in the tank: The way to energy independence

BY MIKE JOHNSTON BACK in 2008, before the economy began to unravel, Americans were talking about planning our country’s energy future and looking in new, greener directions. Then things came apart, and our priorities changed. Politicians and economists keep telling us that we aren’t out of the woods, yet few seem to offer any real […]

SHALE GAS INSIGHT’s Innovation Expo Highlights Breakthrough Technologies Driving the Marcellus Natural Gas Industry

Philadelphia, Pa – Further underscoring the natural gas industry’s commitment to technologies that enhance the environmental benefits of shale gas production, two firms – Nittany Extraction Technologies, LLC from State College, Pa. and Earth Data Northeast, Inc. from Exton, Pa. – were recognized last week as winners of the Innovation Expo at the Marcellus Shale […]

Marcellus Quarterly Magazine, Fall 2011

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Inaugural Shale Gas Insight Conference Highlights National Security, Economic, Environmental Benefits of Natural Gas

Canonsburg, Pa. – Last week, more than 1,600 participants – including the nation’s top energy and industrial leaders, legal and environmental professionals, as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs – gathered in Philadelphia for the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) inaugural Shale Gas Insight conference, which garnered coverage from dozens of media outlets. As the […]

Dayton Daily News: Gas boom could create Ohio jobs

A controversial drilling process has raised environmental concerns. By Steve Bennish, Staff Writer Updated 12:00 AM Saturday, September 10, 2011 DAYTON — Ohio appears on the cusp of a 21st-century oil and gas boom that could net tens of thousands of new jobs and perhaps build a foundation for new industry, proponents say. The source […]