Natural Gas Production Up, CO2 Emissions Down

Last week, the Associated Press reports – under the headline “CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low” – that “In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. has fallen dramatically to its lowest level in 20 years, and government officials say the biggest reason is…cheap […]

Driven By American Natural Gas, the Rust Belt Rebounds

The safe, responsible, tightly-regulated development of the Marcellus Shale’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources has “helped bring in jobs and boost demand for office space in [Pittsburgh], Pennsylvania’s second-biggest city.” That’s according to a Bloomberg News report today, which reports that Marcellus Shale development “is driving wage, job and population growth” across southwestern Pennsylvania. Here […]

National Experts: Shale Gas Key to America’s Transportation Future

A recent draft report issued by the National Petroleum Council (NPC) suggests that natural gas from shale formations can and will continue to play a critical role in our nation’s transportation future. According to the report — available in full here — “the potential for a long-term and low-cost domestic supply of natural gas, supported […]

Head of the Class: Marcellus Poised to be Top U.S. Natural Gas-Producing Formation

Under the headline “Marcellus will be the nation’s No. 1 producer,” the Associated Press reports this over the weekend: The Marcellus Shale is about to become the most productive natural gas field in the United States, according to new data from energy industry analysts and the federal government. Though serious drilling began only five years […]

New Survey: Western PA’s Natural Gas-Producing Communities Overwhelming Support Marcellus Shale

Safe, tightly-regulated, job-creating Marcellus Shale development is supported by a clear majority of western Pennsylvania communities where natural gas production actually occurs. That was among the key findings in the recently released Pittsburgh Regional Quality of Life Survey, “the most extensive survey of the residents of Greater Pittsburgh since the historic Pittsburgh Survey was published […]

Long Overdue, EPA Finally Clears Dimock’s Water

Yesterday, after months and months of back-and-forth and wrangling over unfounded claims, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to its press release, “determined that there are not levels of contaminants present [in Dimock, Pa.] that would require additional action by the Agency.” The agency also notes that it “has no further plans to conduct additional […]

Accountability: The Associated Press Digs Deep on Shale Gas Facts

Our industry, as clearly laid out in our Guiding Principles, encourages a “spirited public dialogue and fact-based education about responsible shale gas development.” As the saying goes, facts are awfully stubborn things. On the important issue of ensuring that facts – not hyperbole or scare tactics – underpin our ongoing and collective debate about safe, […]

What They’re Saying: Supply Chain Recommended Practice Focused on “Helping Local Businesses Expand, Hire”

Last week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a supply chain Recommended Practice focused on further bolstering small- and medium-sized businesses across the region, which play an increasingly critical role in the safe development of clean-burning, job-creating American natural gas. With the national jobless claims once again on the rise, as CNBC reports today, these […]

Shale Gas “Boosting U.S. Economy,” Leading to American “Energy Sufficiency”

The overwhelmingly clear and undeniable benefits of safe, responsible American natural gas development from shale formations – such as the Marcellus Shale, potentially the second largest natural gas field in the entire world – are highlighted in two must read national news stories today. This from the USA Today under the headline “Domestic energy supplies […]

Leveraging Marcellus Shale Natural Gas to Power Our Cars…and Rigs

There continues to be a great deal of national debate about how best to strengthen America’s energy security and provide consumers with more access to affordable energy while also identifying ways to protect our environment. Across the Appalachia, the Marcellus Shale continues to provide real solutions to all of these pressing challenges. Using more clean-burning […]