By The Numbers: Shale Boosts American Manufacturing

Responsible shale development in the Commonwealth continues to boost our economy, including the manufacturing sector. With more affordable energy supplies available here at home, manufacturing is roaring back, and creating good-paying jobs, critical investments and strengthened American competitiveness in the hyper-competitive global marketplace. America’s manufacturing renaissance is driven largely by our abundant supplies of domestic […]

Pipelines Deliver Shale’s Economic, Environmental Benefits

As our region’s pipeline infrastructure continues to mature, more consumers, manufacturers, and natural gas end-users are realizing shale’s economic and environmental benefits. In fact, Pa. Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) president David Taylor recently said that expanding natural gas access for consumer and manufacturers is “key to unlocking the competitive advantage of abundant Pennsylvania natural gas.” Expanding […]

Shale A “Win-Win-Win” For Environment, Consumers

The safe development of America’s abundant shale resources is creating game-changing environmental and economic benefits throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. These clear facts were further confirmed in two studies released this week. As more clean-burning natural gas is safely produced, use among both utilities and consumers is expanding rapidly, according to the American Gas Association’s […]

Shale’s Environmental, Economic Benefits Explored at SHALE INSIGHT™

With shale development’s benefits extending throughout the Commonwealth, it was a natural fit for Philadelphia to host SHALE INSIGHT™ 2015 – a leading annual industry conference. Through continued natural gas infrastructure development, Philadelphia is in the midst of an energy hub transformation that will create important and long-term consumer and manufacturing benefits. Throughout the two-day […]


Increased production of America’s clean-burning natural gas resources – led by the Marcellus – continues to create game-changing consumer, manufacturing and environmental benefits. To be sure, homegrown shale is lowering consumer energy costs for families and small businesses; manufacturers are reshoring back to America; and with every new natural gas power plant constructed, our air […]

Labor Unions: Building a Stronger Pa. Energy Future

Our region’s building trade and construction unions have unquestionably established themselves as a critical shale industry supply chain partner. From infrastructure development to power generation construction projects, shale development is creating “family-supporting pay and good benefits” as well as “long-term middle-class job opportunities” for the region’s talented and hardworking union and building trades. And top […]

7 Reasons to Attend SHALE INSIGHT™ 2015

Visit and follow the conversation online #ShaleInsight SHALE INSIGHT™ 2015 — the nation’s leading forum for public-private dialogue on issues surrounding responsible shale development — provides attendees with a unique opportunity to engage and participate in key policy discussions, innovative technologies, and have access to prominent industry executives and other thought leaders. Here are […]

What They’re Saying: Shale a “Rare Economic Bright Spot” for America

Safe, job-creating American shale development continues to be a win-win for Pennsylvanians, the economy and our environment. Lauded as both a “rare economic bright spot” and the “greatest environmental triumph of the century”, it’s no wonder there is widespread public support for this “once-in-a-generation opportunity.” Yet, it’s important to note, that despite these benefits, there […]

Higher Energy Taxes Will Hit Shale’s Supply Chain the Hardest

The shale supply chain in Pennsylvania is supported by more than 1,300 diverse businesses, providing jobs with good wages and benefits for hardworking Pennsylvanians. But persistently low commodity prices are driving a downturn in shale activity, affecting communities, working families, and the small and mid-sized businesses that support responsible natural gas development. A story this week […]

“Massive” Energy Tax Hike Threatens Shale’s Economic, Environmental Benefits

Consumers, manufacturers, and our environment are all benefitting from locally-produced, affordable natural gas. As laid out in a recent Scranton Times-Tribune news story under the headline “Gas and Power March Together,” the paper reports that shale development is creating a “wave of projects” that are generating reliable, affordable and clean electricity across the Commonwealth. Beyond […]