This Earth Day, Celebrate Natural Gas

Earth Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the meaningful environmental progress made possible through the production and use of clean, abundant American natural gas. As Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler told the SHALE INSIGHT audience in October, thanks to natural gas, “we are the global leader in clear air progress.” For the tens […]

MSC Member Profile: Shale Development Propels Central Pennsylvania Engineering Firm into National Player

“I’ve got to be part of that,” top Dawood leader says of America’s shale revolution. As part of MSC’s Member Profile series, we recently sat down with Jim Rodgers and Nick Brien of Dawood, a central Pennsylvania-based engineering firm that’s seized the opportunity of the shale revolution to grow into a national firm. This interview […]

Nuclear Bailout to Burden Consumers, Cost Job-Creating Investment

Passing a bailout of the nuclear industry threatens Pennsylvania’s business environment and will burden consumers, MSC’s David Spigelmyer testified during a senate hearing earlier this week. Spigelmyer, who will testify before a House committee on Monday, urged the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee to stay true to free market principles, arguing that the […]

President Trump’s Executive Orders Advance American Energy Dominance

Pennsylvania’s energy job-creators joined manufacturers and top building trades union leaders, among others, to applaud President Trump’s signing yesterday of two executive orders that will help expand and modernize America’s energy infrastructure. The Executive Orders are expected to streamline federal permitting and ease unnecessary regulatory roadblocks for new pipeline construction and LNG export terminals. Joining […]

Top Medical Experts: “No Known Lifestyle or Environmental Causes” for Rare Childhood Cancer

Recently, several news stories have brought attention to cases of Ewing sarcoma – a very rare cancer form, mostly affecting youth – in Washington and Westmoreland counties. Like everyone across our region, we’re profoundly saddened by the impact on these young lives, and felt it necessary to share important information on this very emotional and […]

Beaver Co. Commissioner Testifies Before Congress: “Energy Drives Our Economy”

Thanks to natural gas development, Beaver County can be “proud of our past, but confident in our energy future,” Dan Camp, chairman of the Beaver County Board of Commissioners testified today before a subcommittee of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. Camp, the youngest county chairman in Pennsylvania, highlighted the economic benefits that natural […]

U.S. Energy Abundance Saves Thousands of Lives Annually

Tens-of-thousands of lives are saved annually as a result of access to affordable, reliable energy, according to a new National Bureau of Economic Research analysis. The working paper released earlier this month by the national, non-partisan research center examines how the price of home heating affects mortality in the U.S. Residential natural gas savings – […]

IHS Report: Appalachian Natural Gas to Supply 45% of U.S. Production by 2040

Marcellus and Utica shale gas production is expected to increase exponentially – “almost as much as the entire U.S. produced 10 years ago” – over the next two decades, driving petrochemical manufacturing growth within the Appalachian basin, according to a new study from IHS Markit. Natural gas production from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio will […]

Labor Leaders, Legislators Call for Energy Infrastructure Expansion

Labor leaders, a bipartisan group of lawmakers and leaders within the energy industry gathered in Harrisburg on Tuesday for a Capitol news conference highlighting the safety, economic benefit, and consumer need for a robust energy pipeline network. Pennsylvania’s energy industry has a $44 billion economic impact, supports 322,600 jobs and generates $23 billion in wages, […]

Pa. Leads Nation in Clean, Affordable Natural Gas Power Generation Growth

Pennsylvania accounted for one-quarter of the growth in highly efficient, clean natural gas power generation last year, according to new federal data released this morning. In fact, more than 60 percent of the electric generating capacity installed in the U.S. in 2018 was fueled by clean, domestic natural gas. Specifically, facilities like Tenaska’s Westmoreland Generating […]