Archives for January 2012

MSC Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening: “The development of clean, American natural gas is creating tens of thousands of family-sustaining jobs, providing consumers with more affordable energy, and ushering in an economic and manufacturing rebirth in communities […]

Daily Item: Gas wells bring jobs to Valley

Not all work is on drilling rigs By Evamarie Socha The Daily Item There’s no Marcellus Shale drilling here, but there are local businesses that provide ancillary services, or support to drilling companies. MILTON — When Minuteman Environmental Services found a place in the Milton Industrial Park, it brought along about 150 jobs and delighted […]

Wheeling Intelligencer: Shale Studies Pay Off; Students Enter Lucrative Jobs

By CASEY JUNKINS Staff Writer WVU prof.: “Our employment rate for those graduating from our [shale gas] program is 100 percent.” MORGANTOWN – The natural gas drilling boom sweeping the tri-state region is paying dividends for those earning graduate degrees in geology or geophysics from West Virginia University. “I have kids who are going out […]

MSC President in Patriot-News: “Pa.’s Marcellus Shale rules should be fair”

By Kathryn Klaber “Leaders in Harrisburg would be wise to avoid the temptation of crafting policy in a vacuum and instead design a fee and regulatory structure that not only provides heightened safeguards to the public, but also a competitive investment climate.” The Marcellus Shale has been, and continues to be, the source of enormous […]

Shale Gas: New Opportunities, New Challenges (Bipartisan Policy Center)

The outlook for North America’s natural gas supply has improved dramatically in recent years as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies have made it possible to commercially develop tight and shale gas reserves.

Tribune-Review: Local educators look to prep students for Marcellus shale jobs

By Jennifer R. Vertullo With questions about potential taxation and environmental impact making most of the headlines on the Marcellus shale front, local educators instead are focused on preparing generations of workers for an industry that has 390 million years in the making and decades left to run its course. Administrators of the McKeesport Area […]

American Natural Gas Creating Economic Growth that Communities Have “Never Dreamed Of”

White House: Potential benefits of American shale gas “to the U.S. economy are substantial” “A whole slice of American industry is benefiting,” thanks to natural gas “Electricity generated by gas-fired plants has risen by more than 50 percent over the last decade” The White House: “A Boom in Natural Gas Production has Supported Manufacturing”: The […]

Bloomberg: Electricity Declines 50% as Shale Spurs Natural Gas Glut

By Julie Johnsson and Mark Chediak Jan. 17 (Bloomberg) — A shale-driven glut of natural gas has cut electricity prices for the U.S. power industry by 50 percent and reduced investment in costlier sources of energy. With abundant new supplies of gas making it the cheapest option for new power generation, the largest U.S. wind-energy […]

Associated Press: Natural gas price plunge aids families, businesses

By JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The price of natural gas is plummeting at a pace that has caught even the experts off guard. A 35 percent collapse in the futures price over the past year has been a boon to homeowners who use natural gas for heat and appliances and […]

MSC Participates in 96th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show

Continues Support for Pa. Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Harrisburg, PA – This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is participating in the 96th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, the premier agriculture event in the Commonwealth. The Farm Show provides an important opportunity for the natural gas industry to engage the agricultural community on issues and related […]