Appalachian Basin Driving American Shale Production

The Marcellus and Utica Shale plays are driving America’s rapid increase in natural gas production, accounting for 85 percent of domestic shale growth since 2012, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA’s report, which comes off the heels of 2014’s record-breaking year, reflects and further underscores the Appalachia Basin’s role in strengthening America’s […]

Top Labor Union Leader: “Couldn’t be a Worse Time for Higher Energy Taxes”

Shale development has been a boon for Pennsylvania’s economy – from consumer savings to good-paying union jobs, natural gas is delivering economic and environmental benefits throughout the Commonwealth. In a recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette column, Jim Kunz of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66 writes that the shale industry has been a “godsend” for […]

Even Higher Energy Taxes Threaten Pa. Jobs

Shale development in the Commonwealth continues to benefit our economy and environment. From providing regional building trades unions with thousands of good-paying jobs to delivering consumer savings for families and improving air quality, these clear benefits touch all corners of Pa. That’s why it’s critical to continue the safe development of our region’s energy infrastructure. […]

Shale: America’s Energy Advantage

A new Manhattan Institute for Policy Research report released this week, “Step on the Gas! How to Extend America’s Energy Advantage,” underscores the clear economic, geopolitical, and environmental benefits tied to job-creating shale development. According the independent, nonpartisan public policy research organization, America’s outdated energy policy is “ill equipped” to manage the new abundance of responsibly […]

Newspaper Editorials Tout American Natural Gas Benefits, Safety

From coast-to-coast, newspaper editorials continue to highlight the clear economic, environmental and national security benefits associated with safe shale development as well as the highly-regulated use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Here’s what other newspaper editorials are saying about America’s energy renaissance that’s creating tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, renewing our manufacturing sector’s potential […]

Shale Delivers Affordable, Reliable Energy

Thanks to shale development, natural gas is becoming an increasingly larger power generation fuel, providing Pennsylvanians with a reliable and affordable energy source, according to a new Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission report that underscores shale’s benefits for consumers and regional manufacturers. According to the “Pennsylvania Gas Outlook Report,” 2.8 million Pennsylvania customers rely on natural […]

Pennsylvanians Tell Harrisburg to Oppose Even Higher Energy Taxes

A diverse set of Pennsylvanians once again urged lawmakers and Gov. Wolf yesterday to focus on job creation rather than even higher energy taxes. Laborers’ International Union of North America’s (LiUNA) Dave Horn impressed upon policymakers the fact that “natural gas development has brought good jobs with good wages for [union] members,” and that laborers […]

New Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Voters Support Shale

Pennsylvanians and Americans “overwhelmingly support” the safe and proven use of hydraulic fracturing to produce clean-burning natural gas, according to a national survey by Robert Morris University’s Polling Institute. Here are key poll takeaways: Support for fracing has also increased significantly – moving from 42.3% in 2013 to 55.9% majority today. Additionally, support for fracing […]

Harvard Study: Shale the “Single Largest Opportunity to Improve Trajectory of U.S. Economy”

A new Harvard Business School and Boston Consulting Group  report, titled America’s Unconventional Energy Opportunity, examines the “unprecedented, once-in-a-generation opportunity” that the U.S. energy revolution is delivering to all Americans. According to the Harvard experts’ analysis, in 2014 American energy development contributed $430 billion to U.S. GDP; supported 2.7 million jobs; saved of the average […]

Natural Gas Impact Taxes Generate $223.5M for Pa. Communities, State Programs

All of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties will receive a portion of the $223.5 million generated in 2014 from the state’s natural gas impact tax, according to the state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) [NOTE: Click here to view county + municipality totals]. And since 2012, safe shale development has generated a total of more than $850 million […]