Shale Impact Fees Hit Record Levels with $224.5 Million Generated

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As Pennsylvania shale production continues to soar, the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced today that impact fee revenue for 2013 hit record levels. With a total of 6,489 unconventional wells under development or in production as of December 31, 2013, shale producers contributed a total of $224.5 million in impact fees for […]

MSC Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Dave Spigelmyer issued this statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address: “Tonight, President Obama once again underscored the critical and increasing role that America’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources continue to play in boosting our economy and growing jobs, especially in the manufacturing sector. At […]

MSC Statement on Pa. Supreme Court Ruling

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement on today’s Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruling: “We are reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision in full to evaluate its impact on our operations across Pennsylvania.  As we did prior to enactment of Act 13 and have done during this period of review […]

MSC Announces 2014 Executive Board Officers

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Range Resources Corporation vice president of government and regulatory affairs, K. Scott Roy, has been elected as the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) next chairman by the organization’s board of directors. Mr. Roy previously served as the MSC’s vice chairman and treasurer. Heather Lamparter (Vice President, Legal, EXCO Resources (PA), LLC), Mark Hager […]

MSC, PIOGA to Study Radioactivity Levels in Shale Operations

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) today announced their joint efforts to conduct an extensive study of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced NORM (TENORM) in shale production-related activities. This study will complement one currently underway by the Pa. Department of Environmental […]

MSC Pleased to Announce David Spigelmyer as Organization’s New President

Pittsburgh, Pa. – After a two-month search process, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced today that David Spigelmyer has been named as the organization’s president. Mr. Spigelmyer, with a 30-year career in the energy industry, will assume the position effective Monday. “While our industry has accomplished a great deal for the entire Commonwealth and for […]

“Then and Now”: MSC Releases New Web Video

Pittsburgh, Pa. – At its fourth annual membership meeting this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released its year-in-review video focused on the dramatic and positive shift in energy security, environmental benefits, and economic growth across our region and the nation, bolstered by safe shale production. The video — titled “Then and Now” — is […]

MSC Statement on Pa. Shale Development

Pittsburgh, Pa. – In response to massive new tax proposals touted by candidates in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial campaign, the Marcellus Shale Coalition released the following statement on behalf of its member companies: “Over the past four years, our organization has worked to foster a constructive dialogue with policymakers on a bipartisan basis at all levels of […]

MSC Releases Recommended Practices for Drilling and Completions

Pittsburgh, Pa. – With eight recommended practices published to-date, today the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released its latest guidance document for Drilling and Completions – two of the most critical aspects of the shale development process. Developed in consultation with several of the MSC’s working committees, these Recommended Practices for Drilling and Completions are designed […]

MSC Releases Membership Workforce Survey

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today released the results of its annual workforce survey, a real-time overview of the employment makeup of the region’s natural gas industry. The results – based on 2012 data provided by more than 100 MSC member companies – indicate that 96 percent are from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, […]