MSC Highlights Industry’s Unmatched Regional Economic Impact Prior to the President’s Visit

Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, President Barack Obama will visit Scranton, where the “principal issue” he’s expected to address will be jobs. And as poll after poll continues to underscore the American people’s concern about job creation and economic growth, this is a welcomed visit from our nation’s leader. For its part, the natural gas industry […]

Plain Dealer: Vallourec to build yet another steel plant in Youngstown; $57 million expansion could create 100 jobs

Robert Schoenberger CLEVELAND, Ohio — French oil and gas pipeline company Vallourec is doubling down on Youngstown, investing another $57 million there to capitalize on an expected boom in shale gas drilling. The new VAM USA threading plant will take steel pipes made at Vallourec’s V&M Star mill in Youngstown and cut threads into them, […]

What They’re Saying: “Ever-growing Marcellus Shale industry is and will continue to be a driving force of the local economy”

AP: “Ohio Shale Drilling Spurs Job Hopes in Rust Belt”: A rare sight in hard-luck Youngstown, a new industrial plant, has generated hope that a surge in oil and natural gas drilling across a multistate region might jump-start a revival in Rust Belt manufacturing. The $650 million V&M Star mill, located along a desolate stretch […]

Associated Press: Ohio shale drilling spurs job hopes in Rust Belt

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A rare sight in hard-luck Youngstown, a new industrial plant, has generated hope that a surge in oil and natural gas drilling across a multistate region might jump-start a revival in Rust Belt manufacturing. The $650 million V&M Star mill, located along a desolate stretch that once was a showcase for American […]

Milton Daily Standard: Shale industry impact felt locally

by Kevin Mertz MILTON — The ever-growing Marcellus Shale industry is and will continue to be a driving force of the local economy, according to the president and CEO of the Central PA Chamber of Commerce. Maria Culp said businesses related to the industry have already had an impact on the local economy and will […]

Wall Street Journal editorial: The Non-Green Jobs Boom

Forget ‘clean energy.’ Oil and gas are boosting U.S. employment. Some 214,000 jobs are now tied to a natural gas industry that barely existed in the Keystone State a decade ago. So President Obama was right all along. Domestic energy production really is a path to prosperity and new job creation. His mistake was predicting […]

With Deer Season Around the Corner, MSC Offers Hunting Tips

Canonsburg, PA – Thanksgiving offers all Pennsylvanians and Americans an opportunity to reflect and give thanks for the many blessings we’re afforded to live in a free and just society. In much of Pennsylvania, it also serves as a reminder to thousands of sportsmen that opening day of deer season is around the corner. With […]

NY Farm Bureau, Econ. Development Council Support Responsible Natural Gas Development

Brian McMahon, executive director of the NY State Economic Development Council, in the Ithaca Journal: “Drilling can be safe; let N.Y. start to reap benefits” Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and many other states and their local governments are collecting billions in new tax revenues from shale gas extraction and investing in education, roads, bridges and […]

Williamsport Sun-Gazette editorial: Natural gas fueling station gets a boost

Ever since the natural gas industry began making an economic impact in the region, people have been the hope that the end product of the drilling would benefit our own area first. While that has happened with great regularity so far, the City of Williamsport is on the edge of garnering a major benefit from […]

MSC Forms Partnership with Society of American Military Engineers

Joint-effort aimed at assisting holiday drive for deployed service members overseas 911th Airlift Wing, Moon Twp., Pa. – At a recent membership meeting, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced a new partnership with the Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.) Pittsburgh Post to collect and deliver supplies to members of America’s military serving overseas. In […]