Safe Natural Gas Development Benefits Cascade Across Pa.

Yesterday, the Pa. Public Utility Commission (PUC) released “the disbursements to county and municipal governments under Act 13/Impact Fee,” a sum of $202.4 million, which is in addition to $1.8 billion paid in natural gas-related taxes and last year’s impact fees of more than $200 million. The impact fees – generated by the safe, job-creating […]

What They’re Saying: “Shale Gas Turned the World of Energy on Its Head”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Increased competitiveness, a more secure energy future, more jobs and a cleaner environment. These are among the benefits being realized through the responsible development of clean-burning American natural gas. This safe, tightly-regulated energy production is helping to “change the course of history” – and for the better. Here’s what they’re saying. SAFE NATURAL […]

New Report: Responsible Natural Gas Development an “Economic Boon for Pennsylvania”

A new report – available here – from the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy underscores the clear fact that safe, tightly-regulated Marcellus Shale development has “produced major economic benefits to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” According the report, estimated royalties paid to Marcellus Shale natural gas land- and mineral-owners in Pennsylvania reached a staggering $731 million […]

“Move Over, OPEC”; Shale Gas 21st Century’s “Biggest Innovation”

In a CNBC column this week, world-renowned energy expert Daniel Yergin laid out the clear facts about safe, job-creating American shale gas. Put simply, according to Dr. Yergin, shale gas is “the biggest innovation so far in the 21st century.” Here’s what they’re saying about the responsible development of tightly-regulated domestic natural gas and its […]

Pittsburgh: The City of Champions – and Job-Creating Natural Gas

For southwestern Pennsylvania sports fans, times are good. The Pittsburgh Pirates — coined “the Comeback Kids of Baseball” — have the second-best winning percentage in all of major league baseball. And tomorrow night, the puck drops at the CONSOL Energy Center, with eight wins separating the hometown Penguins and their fourth Stanley Cup. While Pittsburgh’s […]

What They’re Saying: “Marcellus Shale Has Really Helped the Whole Community”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As more clean-burning American natural gas is safely produced here at home, tens of thousands of jobs are being created, especially in the manufacturing sector. Likewise, responsible and tightly-regulated shale development is bringing about clear environmental benefits. At the same time, this ongoing and historic American energy renaissance is bolstering our nation’s […]

MSC Members Tout Best Practices Before U.S. Senate Panel

Last week, several Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) member company executives testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy Natural Resources. At the hearing — titled “Shale Development: Best Practices and Environmental Concerns” — officials from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Baker Hughes, EQT Corporation, Halliburton, Noble Energy, Inc., and XTO Energy, Inc. highlighted a broad range of […]

New ACC Study: Natural Gas Advances Chemical Industry’s Competitiveness, Investments

This week, yet another study was released underscoring the far-reaching benefits of clean, abundant American natural gas. Authored by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the report examines how “Abundant supplies of shale gas have transformed America’s chemical industry from the world’s high-cost producer five years ago to among the world’s lowest-cost producers today.” The report, […]

Act 13 Powers Pennsylvania Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program

Updated: May 21, 2013 As safe, tightly regulated natural gas development continues to benefit every corner of Pennsylvania with low-cost energy and new opportunity, we were reminded this week of the far-reaching impacts of Act 13, the revenue generated by this bipartisan piece of legislation and how it is advancing clean transportation alternatives. Funded through […]

Shale Gas Goes Global, While Benefitting Local Economies

The safe development of clean-burning American natural gas, especially in Pennsylvania, is having a substantial and positive impact on our region’s economy, helping to create tens of thousands of good jobs at a time when they’re needed most. As the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports this week, “The growth of the energy sector throughout the [western Pa.] […]