Pa. Natural Gas Impact Fee Generates $209M+, Proceeds Benefit All Counties

Communities across Pennsylvania will receive more than $209 million in new impact fee revenue, Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced yesterday. Since 2012 the impact fee – Pennsylvania’s drilling tax – has generated nearly $1.5 billion for communities in all 67 counties. This natural gas impact fee is working as designed, generating hundreds of millions […]

‘Shale Gale’ Reshaping America’s Energy and Economic Landscape

‘Shale Gale’ Reshaping America’s Energy and Economic Landscape America’s ongoing shale revolution “has transformed the overall U.S. energy industry, shifted company strategies, and dramatically changed global energy markets” while delivering unprecedented economic and environmental benefits, according to a major new report from global business analyst IHS Markit. The opportunity for greater positive impacts will only […]

Independent Studies Confirm Fracking Poses No Threat to Drinking Water

Safe, responsible natural gas development has little to no impact on water quality in Pennsylvania, according to two recently released academic studies. A peer-reviewed study conducted by a team of geoscientists and computer scientists at Penn State University found that fracking is not a major threat to groundwater – and, in fact, identified “an overall […]

U.S. Natural Gas Delivers Home Energy Savings, Clean Air Progress & Energy Security

Pennsylvania natural gas production grew 5.4 percent from 2016 to 2017, generating over 5.3 billion cubic feet of the clean-burning, abundant resource last year, according to a new report from the state’s Independent Fiscal Office. As we continue to safely and responsibly produce more domestic natural gas, Pennsylvania is making big and important environmental gains, families […]

American Energy Delivers “Stability and Prosperity” to Global Allies

As the world’s top producer of natural gas and petroleum, according to the latest federal data, America’s energy dominance is creating economic opportunities and strengthening energy security here at home, while bolstering geopolitical stability abroad. Lawmakers and experts discussed the role of American energy in influencing foreign policy during a U.S. House Foreign Affairs subcommittee […]

Time to Build: Infrastructure Connects Consumers to Affordable, Abundant Natural Gas

National Infrastructure Week’s key message – “The future won’t wait. Neither can we.” – is particularly true in Pennsylvania, where abundant and affordable natural gas is generating unprecedented opportunities for the job creation, consumer benefits and manufacturing resurgence new infrastructure enables. As MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer wrote in a weekend column in The Morning Call, “It’s […]

Business and Labor Agree: Higher Energy Taxes Threaten Pa. Jobs

Governor Wolf’s latest proposal for even higher energy taxes would hurt jobs, slow growth, and make Pennsylvania less competitive for investment, the some of the Commonwealth business and labor leaders said recently. IUOE Local 66 business manager Jim Kunz, Pa. Chamber of Business & Industry’s Gene Barr and Pa. Manufacturers’ Association’s Dave Taylor punched back […]

Gov. Wolf’s Energy Tax Hike to Harm Pa. Jobs, Consumers

Governor Wolf threw his support behind an energy tax increase this week, marking the fourth year in a row the governor put forth a plan that harms Pennsylvania families, small businesses, and consumers. Just like previous proposals, this latest tax increase is a step backward and will make Pennsylvania less competitive for job-creating investment. Natural […]

Higher Energy Taxes Threaten Pennsylvania’s Energy Leadership, Jobs

Pennsylvania is one of the top natural gas producing states in the U.S., strengthening its position as a national energy leader, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA reports that the Commonwealth’s natural gas production averaged a record 15 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2017, 3% higher […]

On Earth Day, 5 Reasons to Thank Natural Gas

Earth Day provides an important opportunity to celebrate the meaningful environmental progress that our nation and the Commonwealth continue to make thanks to natural gas. Local production of abundant, clean-burning natural gas means we don’t have to choose between environmental progress and economic growth. We can and do have both – and Pennsylvanians are realizing […]