Archives for December 2011

Tribune-Review: Shale boom could create a million manufacturing jobs

By Joe Napsha Developing the nation’s vast natural gas shale reserves could create 1 million manufacturing jobs by the year 2025 and save manufacturers $11.6 billion a year because of a low-priced and stable gas supply, according to a report released on Wednesday. The amount of gas in the Marcellus shale reserves in Pennsylvania, New […]

Study After Study Underscores Prolific Economic Impact of Responsible American Shale Development

New Study: US manufacturing companies could employ one million more workers by 2025 due to American shale gas Canonsburg, Pa. – Leaders in Washington and small- and medium-sized businesses across the nation understand the critical role that America’s manufacturers play in creating jobs and strengthening our economy. In fact, in an announcement this week, President […]

Shale Gas: A renaissance in US manufacturing? (PWC)

The economic environment remains difficult for many US manufacturers, with soft demand and margin pressures making it harder to grow their domestic workforces. In this analysis, we present our point of view on how shale gas resources can help the sector address these challenges and create more jobs in the United States.

WTRF-TV: Billion Dollar Shale Project Coming to Mountain State

MOUNDSVILLE – Operations are moving along for the marketing of West Virginia gas to the rest of the country. 7 News spoke with a number of people Saturday who say plans are in place to open a facility that will bring 40-50 jobs to Marshall County, by the end of next year, which is part […]

Tribune-Democrat: Revved-up production fuels need for workers

Bernie Hornick SOMERSET — With demand popping for vehicles involved with Marcellus Shale drilling, J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers announced Tuesday it would expand its manufacturing work force by up to 80 people in 2012. The company said it will be looking for skilled welders, mechanics, fabricators, industrial painters and general laborers. Increased production is […]

Oil & Gas Journal: Klaber’s Take on Marcellus

By Nick Snow, Washington Editor Kathryn Klaber quickly got to the point when she addressed the American Gas Association’s Natural Gas Roundtable luncheon on Nov. 29. “A lot of how this plays out is going to involve relationships, and how we work with local communities,” the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) president and executive director said. […]

Patriot-News: Marcellus Shale industry brings ‘tsunami of jobs’ to Pa.

By DONALD GILLILAND When the gas men appeared at her parents’ organic dairy farm near Wyalusing in Bradford County, Tara Hoyt was suspicious. “I was concerned about the possible impact on our farm,” she said. “I started researching everything.” At the time, she was a communications major at Wilkes University. Today she works in the […]

Scranton Times-Tribune: UGI links shale gas to system

By David Falchek (Staff Writer) When UGI utilities purchases gas, it usually isn’t a big deal. But unlike most acquisitions that end up deep in a state Public Utility Commission filing, UGI is celebrating the first direct connection to Marcellus Shale wells for UGI Central Penn Gas Inc., UGI’s unit serving the middle of the […]

WHTM-TV: Marcellus Shale drilling helping businesses here

By Dan Carrigan LANCASTER, Pa. – Monday was Doug Kollmar’s first day on the job. “I’ve been going through the process of getting oriented to the company and meeting all the people I work with,” Kollmar said. The civil engineer is happy to be working. His former employer laid him off. So he took a […]

The Economic and Employment Contributions of Shale Gas in the United States (IHS Global)

This study presents the economic contribution of the shale gas industry – today and in the future. It does so in terms of jobs, economic value, and government revenues. The research demonstrates how the development of new sources of natural gas from shale formations has changed the US energy outlook and the economy. In 2010, […]