Archives for December 2011

Tribune-Review: Natural gas price drops tied to mild weather, Marcellus shale output

By Thomas Olson and Rachel Weaver Area residents can thank warmer-than-normal temperatures, as well as the gas produced from Marcellus shale deposits, for cuts in their heating bills in early 2012. Two of Western Pennsylvania’s three biggest natural gas utilities filed cost adjustments with regulators on Friday that will drop the average homeowner’s heating bills […]

What They’re Saying: “Shale Gas Development is a Game-Changer of Huge Proportions”

Gov. Corbett: “It’s not just jobs. It’s national security. It’s national defense. It’s a future for our children, our grandchildren” Philadelphia Gas Works customers see an “annual savings of $594” thanks to Marcellus Shale development “We’re the Saudi Arabia of natural gas. This single-handedly can change the US economy” “Shale Gas is Shaving Bills”: The […]

MSC-SAME Holiday Drive for Troops a Success

Canonsburg, PA – As families continue celebrating the holiday season, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today recognized its member companies for their contributions to a drive organized over the past month in conjunction with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Pittsburgh Post.  The organizations jointly collected and delivered supplies to members of America’s military […]

MSC Statement on Pennsylvania, Federal Pipeline Safety Measures

Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) President Kathryn Z. Klaber today released the following statement on pipeline safety legislation authored by Pennsylvania State Rep. Matthew Baker and signed last week by Gov. Tom Corbett and a federal pipeline safety bill authored by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and sent to the President earlier this month: […]

Wall Street Journal: Shale-Gas Boom Spurs Race

States Vie for New Chemical Factories—and Jobs—Powered by Lower Energy Costs By JAMES R. HAGERTY The boom in low-cost natural gas obtained from shale is driving investment in plants that use gas for fuel or as a raw material, setting off a race by states to attract such factories and the jobs they create. Shale-gas […]

MSC in the Times-Leader: Drillers dedicated to transparency

The Times Leader’s Dec. 16 editorial (“End the secrecy regarding drilling”) advances a narrative that is fundamentally unsupported by the facts, suggesting that natural gas producers are secretive and “tight-lipped.” The truth, however, is that our industry is continually taking steps to enhance and increase transparency across all of our operations, particularly on the issue […]

Philadelphia Inquirer: Shale gas is shaving bills

By Andrew Maykuth In the raging shale-gas debate, there is much disagreement about the economic benefits of drilling. An Ohio State University report released this week argues that industry-funded studies hype the number of jobs created in Ohio from drilling the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations. The 27-page study is already providing ammunition to anti-drilling […]

Youngstown Vindicator: $13.2M shale-spurred project to bring 103 jobs

By David Skolnick The proximity to the Utica and Marcellus shales is attracting an international company to spend $13.2 million for a natural-gas compression facility on Salt Springs Road. Exterran Energy Solutions plans to start construction in February on the 65,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and office building to be operational in about a year with the […]

New Poll: 83 Percent of Americans Agree That Natural Gas Development Stimulates Job Growth

Canonsburg, Pa. – An overwhelming majority of Americans – 83 percent – agree that the safe and responsible development of clean-burning American natural gas can create jobs and stimulate economic growth, according to a new Deloitte LLP poll released today. At the same time, according to the new data, “79 percent believe the development of […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Firms feel benefits of shale boom

By Erich Schwartzel Seventeen chemical, metal and industrial manufacturers have told shareholders this year that demand for shale gas is driving demand for their products. That’s in contrast to just three years ago when no manufacturer did. The rapid-fire development of natural gas extraction is starting to bear fruit for the manufacturing sector hurrying to […]