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Is there a way to save and even expand jobs here through the Marcus Hook refinery, for example? What is going on with Sunoco and Carlyle?

There absolutely is a way to save these critical jobs and create even more employment opportunities across southeastern Pennsylvania’s refinery and processing industry. MSC president Kathryn Klaber, in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer column, writes this about this positive progress underway: Philadelphia’s refinery sites are experiencing new life that few could have predicted just a few […]

Recognizing that the multiplier effect from the manufacturing industry and lower cost of energy is significant, what segments of manufacturing are best suited to benefit?

Manufacturing is without question an energy-intensive industry. And as more natural gas is safely produced and brought to market, manufacturers – along with consumers – are seeing enormous benefits. Ross Eisenberg, vice president of energy and resources policy for the National Association of Manufacturers, recently told The Oklahoman that energy independence could also make the […]

How can I get a job in the Marcellus Shale industry?

While the national economy continues to face strong headwinds, especially in terms of job creation, the region’s natural gas industry is helping to create literally tens of thousands of good jobs at a time when they’re most needed. In fact, according to a recent USA Today article, “Since 2002, the exploration of natural gas deposits […]

Do the residents in the area of the drilling really approve?

According to public opinion polls, support for natural gas production in and around communities where these activities are taking place is very strong. These communities often have the lowest unemployment rates and most jobs, and are seeing major upticks in tax revenue. And local businesses along the supply chain are seeing positive growth, too. This […]

Is it something for cars?

Absolutely. Natural gas is being used, more and more, to power our nation’s growing transportation needs in the form of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are currently 519 commercial CNG fueling stations across the country; an interactive map is available here. On a […]

I’m concerned about the volume of water used to frack one well. Can this water be reused before being injected into a storage well?

Experts from Penn State University have complied a great deal of data regarding water use and hydraulic fracturing. This from the PSU experts: Each drill site requires between 3 and 5 million gallons of water per frack. Pennsylvania uses about 8-10 million gallons of water per day for Marcellus Shale drilling, which represents approximately .1% […]

With respect to the impact fee, why was the industry getting a free ride? Teachers were losing their jobs coincidently at the same time as the impact fee debate was going on, which didn’t help the situation.

Natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale continues to generate enormous amounts of state, county and local tax revenues, in addition to revenues from the newly-enacted bipartisan impact fee. Here’s more information about the revenues being generated, benefiting every Pennsylvanian, thanks to safe natural gas development.  The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) released impact fee […]