Who is going to run it?

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection is the primary regulator of the natural gas industry. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Public Utility Commission also have jurisdiction over the industries activities.

Will the pocket fall?

The natural gas that is being extracted from the Marcellus formation is located inside the rock formation itself, not a “pocket.” So, no, there is no risk of subsidence from extracting natural gas from the Marcellus formation.

How do we get consumers to participate in the process?

Good question. First off, if you know it or not, you’re already involved in the process. Every homeowner or utility rate payer, is saving as a result of natural gas development. In fact, researchers recently found that in 2012, because of reduced natural gas prices, consumers have an additional $1,200 in their pocket, as recently […]

When will cars be able to use it?

This is one of our most popular questions. The option of alternatively powered vehicles through natural gas is a good one. Some companies, such as UPS, Waste Management and AT&T are already converting their fleets to take advantage of the low-cost, cleaner fuel to power their trucks, cars, buses, and vans. Not only does this […]

What’s the rush and where is the science to prove their methods are safe?

It isn’t so much a rush, but rather increased awareness of energy development occurring in areas that may not be familiar with the oil and natural gas industry. For example, did you know that more than 350,000 oil and natural gas wells have been drilled in Pennsylvania since 1859? And there are more than 70,000 […]

Where are [you] located?

The MSC is headquartered at 400 Mosites Way, Suite 101 in Pittsburgh, Pa., with an office in Harrisburg, Pa. We also have regional field representatives throughout the Commonwealth, in central, northeastern and southeastern Pennsylvania.

Specifically, who sits on the Coalition?

A full list of both our board member (exploration & production and midstream) companies is available here. Our executive board members are listed on our website, which is accessible here. Our board members elect the executive board. Our president also sits on the board.

Who is the Marcellus Shale Coalition? Who pays your bills?

Founded in 2008 and formally organized as a 501(c)6 organization in late 2009, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) – made up of just over 300 member companies – works with exploration and production, midstream, and supply chain partners across the Appalachian Basin (primarily in Pennsylvania) and on national issues that could impact our members in […]