To the Editor: Sean Lennon makes baseless claims about the development of American natural gas (“Destroying Precious Land for Gas,” Op-Ed, Aug. 28). New York’s proposed natural gas development regulations for the Marcellus Shale — potentially the world’s second largest natural gas field — are forward-leaning and aim to ensure that these abundant, clean-burning resources [...]
A new KPMG analysis released this week – entitled “Watered-Down: Minimizing Water Risks in Shale Gas and Oil Drilling” – highlights the commonsense practices and technologies related to natural gas development from the Marcellus Shale aimed at ensuring water quality and the environment are protected and kept safe. Interestingly, while some continue to suggest that [...]
By Brian Pedersen Western Pennsylvania and Ohio may be getting the brunt of business from the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale natural gas operations, but Lehigh Valley companies are also digging up some profits. The process of extracting natural gas from land in these areas has given a boost not only to oil and gas [...]
A new ICF International study – available here – was released yesterday, commissioned by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, focused on the inherent benefits tied to the expanded use of clean-burning American natural gas. Commenting on the study’s findings, Mayor Bloomberg said “Natural gas is a low-cost, low-emissions fuel that makes good economic and [...]
Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a Recommended Practice (RP) for pre-drill water supply surveys. This is the third in a series of recommended practices, all aimed at reinforcing the MSC’s Guiding Principles to “continuously improve our practices and seek transparency in our operations” while furthering a fact-based dialogue that encourages [...]
The objective of a pre-drill survey is to establish a baseline for conditions that existed prior to drilling. Groundwater may contain some natural impurities or contaminants even with no human activity or pollution.
Assessment of New York City Natural Gas Market Fundamentals and Life Cycle Fuel Emissions (ICF International)
This report provides ICF’s outlook for the natural gas market in New York as well as providing a life-cycle analysis of GHG emissions from heating fuels in New York City.
Pittsburgh, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding recommendations – available here – released today by Governor Corbett’s Manufacturing Advisory Council: “The safe development of America’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources has been, and will continue to be, a powerful catalyst for strengthening our nation’s manufacturing base, a critical [...]
Read the spring edition of Marcellus Quarterly Magazine.
In an Aug. 16 article, State Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, correctly acknowledges the fact that “There’s no denying people are getting jobs in the gas industry.” In this case, he’s absolutely right. However, in a recent column, referenced in the story, White claims that “the conventional wisdom from within the [natural gas] industry is most [...]