Archives for November 2011

W.Va. State Journal: Marcellus Trade Group Elects New Officers, Board

The Marcellus Shale Coalition announced a new slate of officers and executive board members on Nov. 17. “We have elected a dedicated and talented team of officers to lead us into the next phase of this exciting development,” said outgoing MSC chairman and Range Resources Corp. Senior Vice President Ray Walker. The Canonsburg, Pa.-based industry […]

MSC Welcomes New Officers, Executive Board to Organization

Canonsburg, Pa. – Building on the foundation established under the leadership of outgoing Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) chairman Ray Walker, the MSC this week approved a new slate of officers and executive board members who will lead the growing organization into 2012 and beyond. “Our organization has been extremely fortunate to have such capable and […]

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Republic Steel to add 450 jobs to Lorain as oil and gas exploration booms

By Robert Schoenberger LORAIN, Ohio — Republic Steel plans to invest $85.2 million and create 450 jobs here, three years after shutting its blast furnace and cutting 700 jobs. An expected boom in the oil and gas industry, coupled with a rebound in the auto industry, is feeding a mini-resurgence in Northeast Ohio’s steel industry […]

MSC President in Phila. Inq.: Uniform Standards Critical to Job Growth, Competiveness

Drilling rules: State best suited to make big decisions Philadelphia Inquirer November 14, 2011 By Kathryn Z. Klaber “A comprehensive, uniform set of statewide health, environmental, and safety standards is critical to ensuring that investment and job growth continue to benefit Pennsylvanians.” Pennsylvania has more than 2,500 township and municipal governments, more than California, Texas, […]

New York Times’ David Brooks: Shale Gas Revolution

By DAVID BROOKS Already shale gas has produced more than half a million new jobs, not only in traditional areas like Texas but also in economically wounded places like western Pennsylvania and, soon, Ohio. If current trends continue, there are hundreds of thousands of new jobs to come. The United States is a country that […]

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Gas drillers’ supply chain drives jobs

By Joe Napsha Companies that supply natural gas drillers with equipment and other services for use at wellheads and pipelines are expanding and adding jobs in Western Pennsylvania. The latest is Valerus Compression Services LP of Houston, Texas, which opened a $4 million service center on Wednesday at the Fayette Business Park off Route 43 […]

MSC Statement on PA House Finance Committee Action on Marcellus Shale Legislation

Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition President Kathryn Z. Klaber today commended members of the Pennsylvania House Finance Committee for its passage of H.B. 1950, legislation to enhance statewide environmental protections related to the safe production of clean-burning natural gas in the Commonwealth. The legislation closely tracks many key recommendations made to Gov. Tom Corbett by […]

What They’re Saying: “Almost Overnight,” Marcellus Shale Has Revitalized Region’s Economy, Strengthened America

Natural gas development “has added thousands of new jobs and millions in royalty payments to [Bradford] county over the few short years” “I have seen studies that [Marcellus development] has caused fuel bills for a typical residential bill to decline about 40 percent” Marcellus Shale natural gas production “would be a godsend for economically stunted […]

Erie Times-News: Natural-gas prices fall 8.2 percent in Erie region

By JIM MARTIN The abundance of gas found in the Marcellus Shale, much of it in Pennsylvania, has been a big factor in that decline, Taylor said. Natural-gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale might have stirred controversy, but National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. said it’s also led to a larger supply and lower prices. The […]