Shale Powers America’s Economy, Strengthens Our Security

With the presidential election just weeks away, voters across the country and the Commonwealth are paying close attention to the issues that matter most to them. According to a recent Gallup poll, “more Americans cite the economy (17%) than any other issue as the most important U.S. problem,” which is fully understandable. The good news […]

New White House Report: Natural Gas Sparks American Manufacturing Revival

Driven by the safe development of natural gas , American manufacturing is making a comeback and creating good-paying jobs, a new White House report confirms. Thanks to shale,  domestic manufacturers have regained the competitive edge in the global marketplace that’s encouraging job-creating investments here at home. While Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently told a congressional […]

EIA: Affordable Natural Gas Key “Driver” in Residential Electricity Savings

Citing affordable, abundant natural gas as the key “driver,” the federal government reports today that consumer electricity prices declined this year for the first time since the early 2000s. Coming on the heels of another federal report earlier this summer that credited affordable energy for “lowering the cost of living” for families, natural gas development continues […]

Manufacturing Jobs “The Crown Jewel” of American Natural Gas

U.S. natural gas production reached a record high in 2015 and “for the third consecutive year, Pennsylvania saw the largest total gain in annual production,” accordingly to recently released federal data. This new data also shows that overall natural gas use reached record levels in 2015, increasing nearly 3% from the previous year. That increased […]

SHALE INSIGHT 2016 Highlights Shale’s Regional Benefits

Joining with regional West Virginia and Ohio partners, SHALE INSIGHT™ returned to Pittsburgh this year with a clear focus on the economic and environmental opportunities that shale development presents for the Appalachian Basin and beyond. The two-day conference, which attracted more than 1,300 attendees from across the globe, featured engaging keynote speakers, panel discussions, and […]

Top 5 Must See Programs at SHALE INSIGHT 2016

Returning to Pittsburgh for its sixth year, SHALE INSIGHT 2016 opens this week with an exciting new partnership highlighting the entire region. Since the first SHALE INSIGHT in Philadelphia, the conference — which alternates between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia — has established itself as a top-tier forum where leaders, experts, and policymakers discuss challenges and opportunities […]

Top U.S. Official Touts American Natural Gas on Capitol Hill

“The U.S. is also now the number one producer of natural gas in the world,” confirmed U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz during a congressional hearing today. Thanks to responsible shale development – led largely by producers in the Commonwealth – America is more energy secure, families are realizing significant energy savings, Made in America is […]

Energy Producers Celebrate Partnership with Region’s Building Trades Unions

Pennsylvanians have read and heard about the need to expand natural gas infrastructure throughout the Commonwealth, but what can sometimes be lost in the public hearings and coverage of this debate is an answer to the very central question of why? Why is natural gas infrastructure the key to realizing shale’s full economic and environmental […]

Top Ten Natural Gas Tweets of the Week

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Natural Gas Infrastructure Key to Realizing Shale’s Opportunity

The pipelines that enable the safe transportation of America’s clean-burning natural gas resources also create and support good jobs as well as affordable energy for consumers and manufacturers. As MSC president Dave Spigelmyer wrote recently in a Delaware Co. Times column, “To fully capitalize on our region’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources we must remain […]