Don’t Miss These Top 5 SHALE INSIGHT™ 2017 Events

Are you headed to Pittsburgh for SHALE INSIGHT™ 2017? Here are the Top 5 can’t miss-events for the seventh annual conference. 1. Policy Insight from Top Government Officials: U.S. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta and U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette will kick off this year’s conference Wednesday morning by discussing workforce development and the […]

Higher Energy Taxes are a “Boneheaded Move” Risking Jobs, Investment

Our abundant natural gas resources give Pa. manufacturers an energy advantage, as low-cost, reliable natural gas has created new generational business opportunities. Harnessing our energy resources for end-use opportunities in power generation and manufacturing can “be the engine of new growth” for the Commonwealth, Chevron Appalachia’s Stacey Olson and Peoples Natural Gas’ Morgan O’Brien wrote […]

Higher Energy Taxes: ‘Chasing a Nickel When There’s Dollars Down the Road’

A growing chorus of Pennsylvanians are calling out continued attempts to enact new and additional taxes on natural gas development as a job-crushing, short-sighted policy that will hurt consumers and manufacturers. Pennsylvania Manufacturer’s Association President David Taylor and Pennsylvania NFIB executive state director Kevin Shivers joined MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer this week on Lincoln Radio Journal’s […]

Labor Unions: A Key Partner in Pa. Energy Development

Against the Labor Day backdrop, while many of us are focused on backyard cookouts and back-to-school demands, the key partnership among our region’s building trades unions, energy producers and midstream companies is worth taking stock in and celebrating. As MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer has affirmed before, “our industry is deeply grateful for the critical and growing […]

Energy Companies Take Action to Support Harvey Relief Efforts

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Shedding Sunlight on Anti-Energy Activism

The Pittsburgh-based Heinz Endowments, with $1.5 billion in net assets works, funnels millions of dollars to anti-natural gas organizations and “drilling foes,” as the Associated Press has reported. Their playbook – fund the so-called research, the “news” and the promoters – is not new or especially unique, but it’s an approach that degrades public trust […]

Infrastructure: Linking Pennsylvanians to Clean, Abundant Natural Gas

With 11 new critical interstate pipeline projects brought online in 2016 and another 25 under development or scheduled for completion this year – according to a new report from the federal Energy Information Administration – our region is making important progress on getting the needed pipeline infrastructure in place to move more clean-burning, Pennsylvania-produced natural […]

Job Creators ‘Punch Back’ Against Massive Energy Tax Hikes

Pennsylvania job-creators “punched back” – as the Associated Press reports – this week against the wave of new and even higher energy taxes passed recently by the state senate that will harm manufacturers, small businesses, and consumers alike. As MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer said, Pennsylvania’s natural gas producers – which pay an impact tax that’s generated […]

Energy Tax Increases Threaten Pa.’s Economic Opportunity

Natural gas development in Pennsylvania supports more than 320,000 jobs and contributes more than $45 billion to the Commonwealth’s economy, a new PricewaterhouseCoopers study confirms. The report, conducted on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute, also found that energy development supports good-paying jobs, with nearly $23 billion in wages provided to hard-working Pennsylvanians. This latest […]

Pa.’s Impact Tax an Effective, Winning Policy

Summertime – it’s the season for baseball, cookouts, and, unfortunately, for some lawmakers to renew tired calls for a massive, job-crushing energy tax increase. Despite the clear fact that Pennsylvania’s impact fee – our tax on natural gas, which has generated $1.2 billion in new revenue – is working, some in Harrisburg continue to be […]