Archives for April 2014

Making “use of the vast amounts” of shale, a new natural gas

Making “use of the vast amounts” of shale, a new natural gas power plant in W.Va. will create nearly 500 jobs.

RT @IntelligencerWV: A positive economic announcement for Ma

RT @IntelligencerWV: A positive economic announcement for Marshall County.

MSC Recognizes Earth Day

Pittsburgh, Pa. – In recognition of Earth Day, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement: “To shale producers and the robust supply chain that supports this development, who are focused squarely on environmental and workforce safety, every day is Earth Day. Our industry goes to work each day, knowing it is […]

MSC Highlights “Gas Drilling’s Benefits” in Tribune-Review

President Obama has underscored the urgency of revitalizing our nation’s manufacturing base, especially in regions like ours where this sector — and the communities it supports — have struggled for far too long. As we know, our region’s workforce is second to none. Now — driven by tightly regulated shale development — a brighter, more […]

MSC in Times-Tribune: More Taxes Would Hurt Job Growth

A recent editorial (“Pressure rises for fair tax on natural gas,” April 17) unfortunately relies on political rhetoric rather than economic realities regarding shale development in the commonwealth. While the paper wrongly suggests that the shale industry has a “nearly-free ride” in terms of taxes, fees and other financial contributions to our state, your readers […]

Report: Pa. Taxpayer-Owned Shale Development “Carefully Managed”

Released yesterday, the Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) first ever Shale-Gas Monitoring Report underscores the fact that the safe, aggressively-regulated development of taxpayer-owned shale gas resources in the Commonwealth is generating huge amounts of much-needed revenue – $582.3 million through 2012 – and is being carried out in an environmentally efficient way. […]

Marcellus Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2014

Read the spring edition of Marcellus Quarterly Magazine.

MSC in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: President Obama Knows the Value of Natural Gas

Our region’s shale industry welcomes President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden back to Western Pennsylvania, home to the Marcellus Shale, our nation’s largest and most productive formation. As President Obama has stated, “America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades” — and thanks to responsible shale development, we’re leading the […]

MSC Members Committed to Growing a Strong Local Workforce

As laid out in our Guiding Principles, MSC member companies “strive to attract and retain a talented and engaged local workforce.” There are countless examples of how MSC member companies are working collaboratively to ensure our workforce is trained and ready for careers in the shale industry. And last week, MSC member Cabot Oil & […]

Shale Creating Local Benefits, Strengthening America

As the USA Today recently reported, “USA now produces more natural gas than any other country” in the world — and Pennsylvanians, in all 67 counties, are “capturing the benefits from responsible shale development,” especially as more clean-burning natural gas is used to power our economy. These benefits are boosting American security. As the New […]