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. […]

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 […]

What They’re Saying About Job-Creating American Natural Gas

The safe development of job-creating American natural gas is helping “communities grow and the economy prosper.” At the same time, shale is providing community parks with critical financial resources, which are creating benefits for all, and driving an American manufacturing “renaissance for chemicals and plastics.” What’s increasingly clear – if not undeniable – is that […]

What They’re Saying: Shale a “Huge Advantage for our Region”

America’s abundant shale resources are increasingly being leveraged to power our transportation needs and as also boosting our nation’s manufacturing base. At the same time, this tightly-regulated development is spurring small business job growth and dramatically strengthening U.S. energy security all while bolstering air quality. Here is what regional and national outlets are saying about […]

New National Report Highlights Shale’s “Incredible Impact” on American Manufacturing

New supplies of clean and affordable domestic natural gas are driving an American manufacturing revolution, according to the new study commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). Like similar studies, this new report details the overwhelmingly positive impact natural gas has had – and is having – on our nation’s manufacturing sector, job growth […]

Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) Study Overview

Shale development is dramatically bolstering our economy and nation’s security, and providing consumers with affordable, clean-burning energy. More taxes would jeopardize these shared, broad-based benefits. Let’s avoid a race-to-the-bottom and continue to get this generational opportunity right – now and for years to come. KEY POINTS: A Flawed Analysis that Provides No New, Meaningful Information […]

Shale Advocates Launch Grassroots Initiative

Nearly 700 shale industry supporters turned out last night in Wilkes-Barre for the launch of United Shale Advocates (USA), a new grassroots initiative focused on ensuring that we advance common sense, predictable policies that encourage investment and job growth across the Commonwealth. While Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support the safe and tightly regulated development of job-creating shale, […]

Shale Creating American Manufacturing Jobs, Bolstering U.S. Security

Safe, tightly-regulated shale development is creating broad-based benefits that are cascading across Pennsylvania and beyond. At the same time, American shale production is strengthening our environment and our nation’s standing the global marketplace. Driven by operational efficiencies, onshore U.S. shale production continues to soar – with the Marcellus at the head of the pack. Here’s […]

Soaring Marcellus Production Creating Long-Term, Regional Benefits

As responsible Marcellus Shale production continues to soar, so do the long-term, local benefits and investments that come with it. These huge strides in American shale production — which are “driven by drilling efficiency,” according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) — are strengthening our nation’s energy security and boosting our economy. But just […]