Marcellus Shale Creating “New Economic Opportunity” for the Region

Earlier this week, a natural gas-fired power plant project in Bradford Co. received clearance to move forward from the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection. More on that announcement and the project, which will create 500 jobs, here. The Marcellus Shale natural gas-fired power plant – which “will be powerful enough to light up nearly 800,000 […]

Off And Running: Pa. Approves Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

Pennsylvania consumers, and our region’s economy, received some very exciting news yesterday. The Pennsylvania “Department of Environmental Protection today issued an air quality plan approval to Moxie Liberty LLC of Vienna, Va., for construction of the first power plant in Pennsylvania to run on natural gas, including gas from the Marcellus Shale,” according to a […]

New PwC Study: Safe Development of U.S. Shale Gas Bolstering Manufacturing

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study, released yesterday, highlights and further underscores the critical role that low-cost, clean-burning American natural gas continues to play in bolstering our nation’s manufacturing sector. Here are key excerpts from the PwC study, entitled “Shale gas: Reshaping the US chemicals industry”: In a recent PwC report on the potential impact of […]

What Newspapers Are Saying About Clean-Burning Natural Gas

Over the past few days, newspapers from across the region, and the world, have underscored the clear and undeniable economic and environmental benefits associated with the safe development of clean-burning natural gas. Here’s what they’re saying: Bloomberg: The U.S. has almost three times as much recoverable natural gas as the government estimates, enough to place […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Technology Showcase a Success

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) SHALE GAS INSIGHT™ 2012 Conference was held on September 20-21, in Philadelphia, PA. The MSC, through its Research Collaborative Committee and assisted by the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center, convened a Technology Showcase on September 19, which was among a slate of pre-conference activities. […]

Compressed Natural Gas Taking Root Across the U.S.

As more clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale and other formations is safely produced, governors from both political parties across the United States are implementing common sense policies aimed at leveraging these abundant, affordable, domestic resources to fuel our nation’s transportation needs. Here’s a rundown of some of the recent progress on this […]

New Marcellus Pipeline, Processing Project Strengthens Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Connection

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia faithful will be cheering for their respective teams next Sunday when the Eagles battle the Steelers at Heinz Field. As history has shown, there will be plenty of good-spirited banter in the run-up to the game (and afterwards) from both corners of the Commonwealth. And while there’s a clear split across Pennsylvania […]

Learn About Shale Launched in Philadelphia

On the final day of last week’s Shale Gas Insight conference last week in Philadelphia, natural gas industry leaders were joined by key government and business organization officials to launch Learn About Shale. The initiative – a true community conversation – will build upon the MSC’s earlier Ask About Shale effort, which gathered a broad […]

New Marcellus Shale Fee “Yields Higher-Than-Expected Revenue”

This week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) released impact fee revenue generated from unconventional natural gas wells through December 2011, exceeding projections by almost $25 million. The nearly $206 million in new revenue, as laid out in Act 13, is directed to the commonwealth and the 37 counties and nearly 1,500 municipalities where natural […]

Marcellus Shale’s Positive Impact Cascades Across the Region

While the Marcellus Shale – considered to potentially be the world’s second largest natural gas – does not underlie southeastern Pennsylvania, safe, tightly-regulated natural gas production continues to have a cascading impact across the entire Commonwealth – and beyond. For small businesses and consumers – struggling in the face of continued economic hardships and historic […]