Archives for December 2011

Marcellus Shale Coalition President: Fracking “safe, responsible”

The recent editorial “Fracking in N.J. should be determined by science, not money” (Nov. 27), perhaps by design, fails to acknowledge key facts regarding the safe, responsible and tightly regulated development of job-creating American natural gas. Hydraulic fracturing is a key oil and natural gas production technology that’s been in commercial use for more than […]

Fact Check: Rebuked NYT Reporter Cherry-Picks Lease Claims to Advance Anti-Natural Gas Agenda

Canonsburg, Pa. – The New York Times reporter whose agenda-driven tactics aimed at the American natural gas industry have been rebuked by even the paper’s public editor, is at again. True to form, the latest piece highlights a narrow universe of individuals who signed straightforward contractual agreements to lease their minerals for production and, in […]

Gov. Pataki in NY Daily News: Natural gas is absolutely crucial to America’s energy strategy

BY George Pataki Few issues have elicited a greater reaction from New Yorkers recently than the development of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale. As the state Department of Environmental Conservation seeks public comment this month, it is important to cut through the political rhetoric and understand exactly what is at stake — and why […]

Scranton Times-Tribune: Natural gas users could see lower bills thanks to Marcellus Shale boom

BY DAVID FALCHEK Those who heat their homes with natural gas will get a big break this heating season as rates plunge to their lowest level in more than a decade thanks largely to Marcellus Shale development. UGI Penn Natural Gas, the dominant natural gas utility in the region, announced the average natural gas bill […]

Williamsport Sun-Gazette editorial: Gas industry creates multi-level economy

The broad-based impact on the region’s economy that the gas drilling industry is bringing is so broad that it’s hard to grasp on the im pact at times. Recently Moxie Energy announced plans for two 800 megawatt combined cycle power plants that will be fueled with locally produced natural gas. The first good news there […]