Shale Generating Local Careers For Next Generation of Energy Leaders

Shale development continues to be a powerful source of job creation of our nation’s economy. And while the industry is responsible for meaningful employment gains, despite the broader economy’s slow recovery from the Great Recession, a sizable gap between senior oil and natural gas professionals and millennials remains — a gap that our region’s shale […]

American Natural Gas Delivers “Tremendous Small Business and Job Growth”

A new report out this week by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council – a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy, research and education organization advocating on behalf of small businesses nationwide – found that the energy industry is “adding new businesses and jobs at a far greater pace than the overall economy.” The analysis also found that […]

Pennsylvania Tops List of U.S. “Energy Giants”

The responsible development of clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale continues to reach record levels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest monthly drilling productivity report. At current production levels, the Marcellus Shale is on track to produce 25 percent of America’s natural gas demand in 2015. And to think that in 2008, Pennsylvania […]

Shale Revitalizing Philadelphia’s Manufacturing Economy

Shale development continues to benefit the entire Commonwealth – our economy, workers, small businesses, consumers, air quality, as well as our region’s manufacturing base. It’s also increasingly clear that these benefits are reaching each and every county, including southeastern Pennsylvania. In the summer of 2012, an IHS study found that “the phenomenal growth of shale […]

Clean, Abundant U.S. Natural Gas Continues to Break Records

This week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Natural Gas Annual report, reflecting the unquestionable benefits tied to the shale revolution well underway across America, including the fact that record amounts of natural gas were both produced and consumed across the nation and regionally. As we know, increased production and use of clean-burning […]

Happy 10 Years, Marcellus Shale!

October marks the tenth anniversary of the first Marcellus Shale natural gas well being successful drilled. This historic discovery, pioneered by MSC member Range Resources Corporation, has led an economic, energy security, and manufacturing renewal for the Commonwealth and the nation. This revolution is helping to create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs; driving energy […]

Shale: Unifying the Commonwealth and America

This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a new year-in-review video – titled Shale: Unifying America – highlighting the “game-changing benefits tied to safe, job-creating shale development for our communities, the entire Commonwealth and our nation.” These clear benefits were echoed by MSC president Dave Spigelmyer during an appearance on PCN’s On the Issues segment […]

Top Union Official: New Energy “Taxes Will Stifle Growth” for Region’s Workforce

Clean-burning natural gas development across the Appalachian Basin, driven by Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale, continues to surge, according to data issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week. In fact, according to EIA – thanks to advanced technologies and drilling efficiencies [watch this EIA video to learn more] – “Marcellus Shale gas production will […]

What They’re Saying: “America’s Economy is Cooking on Shale”

Safe, job-creating American shale development continues to be a win-win for Pennsylvania families, our communities and the environment as well as our wildlife population. And as record-breaking amounts of clean-burning natural gas are responsibly produced here at home – led by the Marcellus – our economy is growing stronger, gaining international attention and interest. This […]

Local Communities “Will Lose Out Immensely” With New Energy Taxes

At a recent event focused on state policies that may impact communities, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ assistant executive director, Elam Herr, was absolutely direct with local elected officials about the negative effects of new job-crushing energy taxes that are being considered. As reported by the Clearfield Progress, Mr. Herr “spoke first about a […]