Shale Gas: New Opportunities, New Challenges (Bipartisan Policy Center)

The outlook for North America’s natural gas supply has improved dramatically in recent years as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies have made it possible to commercially develop tight and shale gas reserves.

Shale Gas: A renaissance in US manufacturing? (PWC)

The economic environment remains difficult for many US manufacturers, with soft demand and margin pressures making it harder to grow their domestic workforces. In this analysis, we present our point of view on how shale gas resources can help the sector address these challenges and create more jobs in the United States.

The Economic and Employment Contributions of Shale Gas in the United States (IHS Global)

This study presents the economic contribution of the shale gas industry – today and in the future. It does so in terms of jobs, economic value, and government revenues. The research demonstrates how the development of new sources of natural gas from shale formations has changed the US energy outlook and the economy. In 2010, […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Remarks Before the U.S. EPA

Remarks of the Marcellus Shale Coalition Before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regarding Proposed Rules for the Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews

The Economic Impact of the Value Chain of a Marcellus Shale Well (University of Pittsburgh)

The Economic Impact of the Value Chain of a Marcellus Shale Well Site examines the direct economic impact of a Marcellus Shale well located in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Statewide Marcellus Shale Workforce Needs Assessment

The Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Workforce Needs Assessment is intended to supply baseline data to provide individuals, job seekers, communities, businesses, workforce and economic development professionals, and government officials at all levels with the ability to estimate the direct workforce requirements for Marcellus Shale development. Specifically, the assessment can help outline the key occupations associated with […]

The Pennsylvania Marcellus Natural Gas Industry: Status Economic Impacts and Future Potential

This study is the third in a series of reports (Considine, et al., 2009 and 2010) documenting the development of the Marcellus Shale and its economic impacts on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This update finds that during 2010 Pennsylvania Marcellus natural gas development generated $11.2 billion in value added or the regional equivalent of gross […]

Shale Gas and U.S. National Security

This study assesses the impact of U.S domestic shale gas development on energy security and U.S. national security. Prepared in conjunction with an energy study sponsored by the Baker Institute and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. (Kenneth B. Medlock III, Amy Myers Jaffe, Peter Hartley)

Drilling for Jobs – What the Marcellus Shale could mean for New York

There are very few opportunities available to New York State with the same jobcreating potential as exploring and developing the Marcellus Shale formation. The safe and sustainable development of the Marcellus can help to transform the economy in New York’s Southern Tier. The effects of the recent global recession are still resonating in much of […]

The Economic Opportunities of Shale Energy Development (Manhattan Institute)

Directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing have unlocked vast new reserves of natural gas in the United States. Development of these resources is now well under way in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Unlike their neighbors to the south, however, New York residents are not directly benefiting from natural gas development as the result of a government-imposed […]