Pa.’s Natural Gas Impact Tax Generates $1.2 Billion, Keeps Revenues Local

Revenue generated by Pa.’s natural gas impact tax has topped $1.2 billion since 2011, the state’s Public Utility Commission announced recently. The upcoming distribution of more than $173 from Pa.’s unique tax on natural gas, is, as one Beaver Co. commissioner put it, “happy news for the commissioners and happy news for the county.” In […]

MSC Statement on Natural Gas Impact Tax Distribution Topping $1.2 Billion

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Today, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced $173 million in county and municipality impact fee disbursements for 2016, bringing the total generated from Pennsylvania’s natural gas impact tax to $1.2 billion in revenues since 2011. Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement on the latest impact fee distributions: […]

Pennsylvanians Benefit from Record Natural Gas Production

Pennsylvania held its spot as the nation’s second largest natural gas producing state, with a record 5.1 Tcf of clean-burning natural gas produced in the Commonwealth last year, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s 2016 Annual Oil & Gas Report. The agency’s report issued this week also shows that as production continues to […]

Independent Agency Confirms Again (and Again): Wolf’s Energy Tax Highest in the Nation

Governor Wolf’s massive energy tax increase proposal would give Pennsylvania the highest effective tax on natural gas development in the country, the non-partisan Independent Fiscal Office confirmed for the third time in three years this week. In fact, the governor’s tax hike – far from “moderate” or “sensible” – would set Pennsylvania’s natural gas tax […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Wolf’s 2017-2018 Budget Address

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address, Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement: “We’re disappointed that Governor Wolf continues to focus on additional energy taxes, which will further harm the Commonwealth’s economic competitiveness and cost good-paying, Pennsylvania jobs. “While we’re cautiously optimistic that the national energy market may begin […]

Pa. Manufacturers, Air Quality Stronger with Greater Natural Gas Use

Pennsylvania is realizing the manufacturing, consumer savings, and clean-air benefits of domestic natural gas, MSC’s David Spigelmyer made clear on this weekend’s Our Region’s Business program. As Spigelmyer discussed, Pa. manufacturers are creating jobs and planning long-term investments in the Commonwealth to benefit from natural gas. “New downstream manufacturing industries are taking hold as a […]

What Would a Hydraulic Fracturing Ban Mean for Pa. Families?

What if responsible natural gas development were banned? How would that impact Pa.’s economy and working families? According to a new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Pa. would be one of the economically hardest hit states if responsible oil and natural gas were banned. In fact, according to the  report, the Commonwealth would […]

Natural Gas: Moving America Forward

Following its annual meeting this week, the MSC released a new video highlighting the progress that America continues to make thanks to domestic natural gas development. As MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer said, “clean-burning natural gas is moving America’s economy, our environment and our security forward.” Click HERE to watch “Natural Gas: Moving America Forward” online. Here’s […]

MSC Releases New Video: “Moving America Forward”

State College, Pa. – During its annual meeting, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a new video highlighting the industry’s growth and positive impacts, titled “Moving America Forward.” Click HERE to view this video online. “While 2016 has been a year of ongoing challenges, our industry – including countless local small businesses and regional building […]

MSC Challenges Specific, Costly Chapter 78a Regulatory Provisions

Pittsburgh, Pa. – David Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), issued the following statement regarding the organization’s challenge today to a limited number of Chapter 78a provisions: “Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) filed suit on behalf of its members and their employees challenging the validity of a limited number of specific provisions […]