What will be done with the answers?

Learn about Shale was created answer any and all natural gas-related questions with straightforward, fact-based information. These answers will continue to be posted online at LearnAboutShale.org, aimed at broadening and advancing a constructive, fact-based dialogue about this historic opportunity before us.

How can we make a clearer message about low cost energy that will get through to all?

That’s a great question. And it’s true: every Pennsylvanian and American is saving a tremendous amount of money on their monthly utility bills, thanks to increased natural gas development. When you boil it down, it really is a simple message. Homeowners, those who rent, and business owners have to pay their utility bill each month […]

On the grassroots level, why am I hearing about it now and how does that affect me?

Over the past year or so, the Marcellus Shale Coalition has increased its outreach efforts in southeastern Pennsylvania, which is probably why you are now hearing about natural gas development in Pennsylvania. Early on in the development process, with a limited staff, we were not able to spend the appropriate amount of time working with […]

What is the industry’s commitment to diversity and inclusion?

The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as are our member companies. The MSC has hosted a number of supply chain forums and informational sessions with minority business councils in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia over the past year and a half and we’re committed to strengthening these relationships as natural gas development […]

How much natural gas is PA producing per month?

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, natural gas production in Pennsylvania averaged 183 billion cubic feet per month (Bcf/m) (6.1Bcf/d) in 2012, up from 108 Bcf/m in 2011. In 2012, production jumped 69 percent, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, with CNBC publishing a story entitled, ”Marcellus Turns Pennsylvania Into ‘Saudi Arabia’ of […]

What is the industry’s commitment to STEM education?

The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is a huge supporter of expanding STEM programs in high schools across the commonwealth. In order to train the workforce of tomorrow for careers in the natural gas industry, a solid technical foundation in the sciences is critical. In fact, one of the biggest challenges for MSC member companies is […]

What information does Wall Street get/provide?

The MSC represents all sizes and types of companies – large, medium, and small – some of which are privately owned while others are publically traded. As with any public company, our operators are required to report their quarterly earnings to investors. Further, the privately owned companies are also required to report their production results […]

How can a university partner with you [MSC or industry] to increase professionals needed to work in your company/industry?

The Marcellus Shale Coalition has partnered with a number of university researchers over the past few years to provide original fact-based research related to the economic impact of natural gas development on the region’s economy as well as research to address environmental matters. For example: the MSC partnered with researchers at Penn State University to […]

Why do both your radio advertisement and your website make no sense whatsoever?

While we appreciate your views, we certainly believe that the public wants and deserves the opportunity to ask questions about natural gas development and receive straightforward, fact-based answers – which is the primary objective of this collaborative and ongoing initiative.

Why didn’t you run your ad in the University City Review and Weekly Press?

As you may know, the Marcellus Shale Coalition is running Learn About Shale educational ads across several targeted print and digital platforms in the Greater Philadelphia region. And while we did not purchase ads in the University City Review or the Weekly Press, we certainly appreciate your interest in this ongoing and fact-based dialogue about […]