Why are you exporting the NG overseas and then claim it will lower our dependence on foreign energy?!!

Common sense policies that allow for liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to our nation’s allies and global trading partners will lead to more American job creation, economic growth, a reduction in our trade imbalance, and cleaner air while bolstering national security. Earlier this year, the MSC submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Energy on […]

What if the tax structure is too low?

Very few unbiased observers would argue that Pennsylvania’s tax structure is too low. According to the Washington, DC-based Tax Foundation, Pennsylvania has one of the highest corporate income taxes in the nation. Additionally, since 2006, the natural gas industry has sent more than $1.8 billion in tax revenue to Harrisburg, in addition to the $406 […]

How safe are extraction methods? Is it well regulated?

Natural gas development and production is highly- and effectively-regulated, with a broad range of safeguards and operational practices in place to ensure that our environment is protected. Click here and here to learn more.

Montgomery County Courts have given me a wage attachment that Shell cannot pay. I am a contractor. When will I benefit from the 12 Life Saving Rules by being given full custody of my daughter and pay commensurate with my skills and potential?

Thank you for your question, however we are not in a position to offer legal advice on your specific situation.  

How much do you pay lobbyists every year?

Like all major industries, engaging and educating public officials is critical to make certain we get this historic opportunity right for all 12 million Pennsylvanians. This requires the industry to employ government affairs professionals who provide expert insight on how various proposals will impact industry operations. Here in Pennsylvania, led by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, […]

How can we get legislation to fuel vehicles with natural gas and the benefits to other sectors and better air quality?

There is actually a lot of work being done to increase the use of natural gas in our vehicles. Gov. Tom Corbett, along with Democrat and Republican governors from across the country, are advancing practical policies aimed at expanding natural gas vehicles and refueling availability. In April, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives began considering several bills, collectively known as the […]

Who is responsible for the cumulative health impacts of shale extraction?

Oil and natural gas development has a long and storied history in Pennsylvania and across the nation. In fact, the first oil well was drilled in 1859 in the small town of Titusville, Pa and since that time, more than 350,000 oil and natural gas wells have been drilled in the commonwealth. As for “cumulative […]

Why does the government have to have a role in this endeavor? The private sector is well known to handle these projects far more efficiently and cost-effectively!

The government, both state and federal, plays a vital and important role in regulating oil and natural gas development. We believe that commonsense regulations that are enacted at the state level not only guide the industry, but provide the public with a sense of assurance that the industry is constructing wells with the highest degree […]

How is the MSC driving lobbying re. infrastructure funding?

While the Marcellus Shale Coalition and its over 300 members are certainly engaged in a multitude of policy and educational matters, our focus remains on issues directly related to natural gas development. Over the past few years, coalition member companies have invested more than $500 million in road repairs and construction. As an industry, we’re […]

How does the industry persuade the FERC to allow it to use existing ROW when building new pipeline infrastructure?

When possible, utilizing existing pipeline right of ways (ROWs) is always the first option for companies expanding the gathering and midstream network of pipelines. However, there is not a one-sized fits all approach, as some existing ROWs may not be the required width to accommodate additional lines.