Pa. Drives Increase in U.S. Natural Gas Abundance

Pennsylvania continues to lead America’s energy revolution, driving the increase in proved natural gas reserves, according to newly released government data. The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) report shows the keystone state “had the second-largest total natural gas reserves in 2014” and added 10.4 trillion cubic feet of proved reserves thanks to the “continued development […]

Shale “an Absolute Winner” for Pennsylvania

Today, MSC president Dave Spigelmyer joined WPGP radio’s Rose Tennent for an in-depth discussion on the significant economic and national security benefits associated with responsible shale development as well as the negative consequences of even higher energy taxes. Highlights from the segment: On Consumer, End Use Benefits “A great story as we enter this winter season is natural gas prices are less than […]

On The Radio: MSC Touts Shale’s “Extraordinary” Consumer, Manufacturing Benefits

This week, MSC president Dave Spigelmyer joined KDKA radio’s Mike Pintek for a live hour-long discussion about shale’s consumer and manufacturing benefits, the industry’s commitment to best practices, and the potential negative impacts of even higher energy taxes. Highlights from yesterday’s radio segment: On Consumer, Small Business Benefits “Consumers today are paying less than half […]

Dartmouth Study: Shale Creates Significant Economic Benefits

A new National Bureau of Economic Research study led by Dartmouth College experts examines the economic and job-creating impact of shale development, enabled by fracking, within 100 miles of active drilling locations. Commenting on the study’s findings, Dartmouth economics professor Bruce Sacerdote notes that “It’s surprising just how much of the revenue, how large the benefits are […]

Pennsylvanians Benefitting from Affordable Energy

Locally produced, affordable natural gas is delivering important consumer savings, boosting our economy, improving air quality, and strengthening America’s “diplomatic clout.” Yet a recently released Fitch Ratings report reflects the fact that even higher energy taxes — at a time when the industry is facing incredible headwinds — threaten these benefits. The credit agency explains […]

Top 10 Halloween Items Made with Natural Gas

There’s a good chance your Halloween will be filled with products made with petrochemicals sourced from natural gas and oil. Here are several of the many common Halloween products made possible by natural gas! Share

We Agree: Using Locally-Produced “Natural Gas to Fuel Our Railroad is Cool”

Following the recent release of an IHS study highlighting the fact that shale is breathing an “economic second life” into Marcus Hook, a new Pa. Public Utilities Commission report finds that Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) has already saved nearly $8 million by increasing its use of locally-produced natural gas. The report also noted that the […]

Shale Delivers “Economic Second Life” to Greater Philadelphia

“Enduring U.S. shale production enables greater opportunities for Marcus Hook Industrial Site,” according to a new  study released by IHS this week. This study is an update to a 2012-commissioned report, which identified seven key recommendations for Marcus Hook to re-emerge as an energy hub. Three years later, IHS researchers not only confirmed their initial […]

Key Context & Facts on Patriot-News’ Shale Series

The Patriot-News’ multi-day series on shale development – which launched on Monday – rehashes a handful of old stories and previously debunked claims. The MSC was a participant in this wide ranging series and spoke with the lead reporters Candy Woodall and Wallace McKelvey over the past several months in an effort to provide fact- […]

Higher Energy Taxes Threaten Pa. Jobs, Manufacturing

As MSC president David Spigelmyer said last week, “many in Harrisburg recognize the devastating impacts that even higher energy taxes would have on small businesses, consumers, families and manufacturers.” That was a central message the organization reinforced yesterday on RJ Harris’ WHP 580 radio program, with Spigelmyer making clear that there couldn’t be a worse […]