MSC Member Spotlight: Michael Baker International

This week’s edition features Michael Baker International, a leader in engineering and consulting services providing innovative infrastructure solutions. Q. What services does your company provide to support shale development and/or infrastructure expansion in Pennsylvania and this region? Michael Baker International has been providing comprehensive oil and gas planning, engineering, and design services for over 75 […]

From Weakness to Strength: CNBC Highlights America’s Energy Revolution. But What’s Up Their Sleeve Next?

In a new online video — the first in a multi-part series — CNBC breaks down an otherwise complex issue: America’s historical quest and march toward energy security and independence. Drawing on the views of experts to contextualize this important story, including world-renowned energy scholar Daniel Yergin, CNBC provides a concise overview of America’s early […]

FACT CHECK: Debunking the False Narrative Around Restore Pa.

Governor Wolf and supporters of his plan to triple-tax Pennsylvania energy have recently taken liberties with their arguments in favor of this misguided policy. Pennsylvanians deserve to know the truth behind this political speak. Let’s check a few of the claims: CLAIM: “There’s room for the (natural gas) industry to pay more.” FACT : Pennsylvania […]

American Energy Dominance Grows with LNG Deal

America’s energy dominance was fortified this week with a newly signed agreement to deliver more natural gas to Poland. Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) signed an agreement with Venture Global LNG to purchase an additional 1.5 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year from the United States. Deliveries are expected to […]

U.S. Global Leader in Natural Gas Production, Demand Growth

The United States was the global leader in natural gas production growth last year, and, demand for the clean, abundant fuel grew at its fastest pace since 2010, according to a recent International Energy Agency report. Global natural gas is expected to keep rising through 2024, the agency reported. Growth in the safe production and […]

MSC Member Spotlight: WallacePancher Group

Last week, we sat down with Brian Pancher, co-founder of the Pennsylvania-based engineering and environmental firm WallacePancher Group. Q. Can you tell us about your business… how you got started and where you are now? Brian Pancher: Well, we’re truly a basement startup business. My business partner is an engineer, and I’m a biologist. We worked […]

Additional Energy Taxes a “Gut Punch” to Pa. Families

For the fifth year, Governor Wolf has proposed a massive tax increase on Pennsylvania’s energy job creators that threatens economic growth and burdens hard-working families with higher energy costs. As in previous years, the proposal to triple-tax Pennsylvania energy has fallen flat among lawmakers, with Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman telling reporters earlier this week […]

“Pipelines Mean Jobs”: Leading Labor Unions Urge Elected Officials to Support Energy Jobs & Infrastructure

In a recent Pittsburgh Tribune-Review letter titled “Pipelines Mean Jobs,” Jim Kunz – business manager of Local Union 66, International Union of Operating Engineers – highlights the critical importance of expanding natural gas infrastructure: “I know we could increase that [pipeline] capacity if activists would stop trying to shut down pipeline development, either by pushing […]

Local, Business and Industry Leaders Gather to Tout Benefits of Natural Gas Impact Tax

“The Act 13 impact fee is probably the most important piece of legislation for rural Pennsylvania in my lifetime.”– Senator Gene Yaw Pennsylvania’s current tax on natural gas – the impact tax – works. That message was echoed by the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, elected leaders from across the region, and business voices yesterday, as […]

MSC Member Spotlight: Ecosystem Investment Partners

We recently interviewed Jaime Zsiros of Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP), a leading private investment firm focused on solving ecological restoration and mitigation issues. Q. What services does your company provide to support shale development and/or infrastructure expansion in Pennsylvania and this region? Zsiros: Ecosystem Investment Partners (EIP) is the largest private firm fully dedicated to […]