Archives for October 2011

MSC letter on Aggregation

MSC White Paper on Source Determinations for the Oil and Gas Industry for Transmittal to BAQ Version 2

Who Says We Don’t Make Anything In America Anymore?

New Nat’l Poll: 80% of US Voters Back Job-Creating American Natural Gas Development Canonsburg, Pa. – There’s a common perception that America’s manufacturing base has been significantly eroded, a function of increasing competition in the global marketplace and other factors. While it’s true that U.S.-based manufacturers are facing a host of challenges, the fact cannot […]

NPR: Gas Drilling Boom Brings New Life To Steel Industry

by Jeff Brady A natural gas drilling boom in Pennsylvania is helping the economies of Rust Belt cities long accustomed to bad news. Drilling requires steel — lots of it — and that has manufacturers expanding and hiring new workers. While much attention has been paid to the environmental risks of drilling into the Marcellus […]

MSC’s Klaber in the Post-Gazette: Natural Gas “The Jobs Plan America Should Embrace”

Kathryn Klaber: Domestic natural gas At a time when we’re hungry for work, it’s the jobs plan America should embrace Tuesday, October 11, 2011 We hope the president and leaders across the nation will embrace the historic economic, environmental and energy security opportunity that exists “in the shale under our feet.” President Barack Obama will […]

Centre Daily Times op-ed: Gas industry helps out in time of need

By Laurie Alberts Salita [Natural gas] industry representatives have acted like good neighbors. In the days after [Tropical Storm] Lee’s wrath, producers, developers and service companies alike worked with Pennsylvanians to assist residents, preserve the land, protect the waterways and rebuild the roads. Tropical Storm Lee deposited record-breaking rainwater in north and central Pennsylvania on […]

MSC Team Expands, Adds Staff Leads on Government Affairs, Finance

Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today announced the addition of two new staff members — Amber Benzon, director of government affairs, and Robert Petrilli, vice president of finance and administration. “We’re pleased to welcome Robert and Amber to our staff and into an organization committed to the economic, environmental, and energy security […]

Financial Times – US shale gas bonanza: New wells to draw on

Now the technology exists to extract the reserves, the promise is of an industrial renaissance By Ed Crooks The implications for long-depressed rust belt US states are momentous. … An impending economic revolution. At a gloomy time for the US economy, the oil and gas sector is a light that burns brightly. As well as […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Policy Recommendations

Canonsburg, Pa. – Responding to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale policy recommendations released today at an event in Pittsburgh, Marcellus Shale Coalition president and executive director Kathryn Z. Klaber issued the followed statement: “Pennsylvanians are realizing the countless benefits – more affordable energy costs, environmental advantages of increased natural gas use, economic revival of […]

Danville Daily Item: Marcellus Shale fuels trucking jobs

By Evamarie Socha “Safety, safety, safety. That is our first concern,” he said. “We train our people extensively. We have some of the best in the business at that.” SUNBURY — If you have a commercial driver’s license, the job is yours. While statistics vary on how much Marcellus Shale is fueling state employment numbers, […]

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Energy sector fuels jobs surge in Western Pennsylvania

By Timothy Puko and Rick Wills The Marcellus shale gas rush has fueled much of the recent growth in Washington County. Two Pittsburgh-area counties are showing some of the fastest job growth in the country, and the energy sector is a big contributor, according to federal statistics released on Friday and analysis from local experts. […]