Top U.S. Official Touts American Natural Gas on Capitol Hill

“The U.S. is also now the number one producer of natural gas in the world,” confirmed U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz during a congressional hearing today. Thanks to responsible shale development – led largely by producers in the Commonwealth – America is more energy secure, families are realizing significant energy savings, Made in America is […]

Pa. Natural Gas Production, Overall Safety Soar in 2015

Pennsylvania natural gas output continues to break records, as more than 4.6 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of this clean-burning domestic resource was safely produced in 2015, according to a new Pa. DEP report. And as natural gas production soared by 318% since 2011, overall regulatory compliance metrics reflect the industry’s second-to-none commitment to environmental and […]

American Energy = American Manufacturing Jobs

Shell’s recent decision to move forward with building an ethane cracker plant, which will generate significant economic benefits including nearly 6,000 construction jobs, brings into focus shale’s larger role in driving a regional manufacturing renaissance. In fact, MSC president Dave Spigelmyer and Pa. Manufacturers’ Association president David Taylor highlighted this shale-driven manufacturing comeback in a […]

America Continues Reign as World’s Top Natural Gas Producer

Thanks to America’s shale energy revolution, the United States remains the world’s largest oil and natural gas producer, according to a new U.S. Energy Information Administration report. Since surpassing Russia in 2011, the U.S. has maintained its number one position in natural gas production with Pennsylvania contributing significantly to America’s enhanced security. In addition to […]

MSC Earth Day Column: Natural Gas Enhances Our Environment

While Earth Day is recognized once a year, we all have an obligation to ensure that we’re taking daily steps aimed at protecting and enhancing our environment. After all, as the saying goes, “We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Earth Day provides an important opportunity to take […]

Fracking Bans Harm Middle-Class Families, Union Jobs, Environment

In the height of political campaigns, it’s often hard to separate fact and fiction. This is especially true as it relates tightly-regulated, job-creating natural gas development. Despite what some political candidates say, hydraulic fracturing is a safe, proven technology that is delivering energy savings for American families and manufacturers. What’s more, greater natural gas is […]

MSC Statement on DEP’s Chapter 78 Action

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement regarding the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Chapter 78 action today: “Pennsylvania is already well-recognized for having among the nation’s strongest and most effective environmental and enforcement standards, which the industry has worked hard to modernize. Unfortunately, DEP failed to consult with […]

MSC in Pa. Business Central: How Expanding the Shale Industry Benefits All Pennsylvanians

From the tens-of-thousands of hard working Pennsylvanians that make up shale’s broad supply chain to the teachers and school students kept warm – more affordably – in the winter season with reliable natural gas and manufacturers realizing energy savings from shale, every Pennsylvanian is benefitting from our shale revolution. In fact, as the New York […]

Higher Energy Taxes Threaten Pa. Jobs, Manufacturing

As MSC president David Spigelmyer said last week, “many in Harrisburg recognize the devastating impacts that even higher energy taxes would have on small businesses, consumers, families and manufacturers.” That was a central message the organization reinforced yesterday on RJ Harris’ WHP 580 radio program, with Spigelmyer making clear that there couldn’t be a worse […]

MSC Releases New Video: “The Faces of Shale”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Following its annual meeting, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a new year-in-review video, The Faces of Shale. Click HERE to view this video online. “While there’s no question that our industry continues to face strong headwinds, the economic, environmental and energy security benefits tied to responsible shale development continue to positively improve […]