Energy Tax Increases Threaten Pa.’s Economic Opportunity

Natural gas development in Pennsylvania supports more than 320,000 jobs and contributes more than $45 billion to the Commonwealth’s economy, a new PricewaterhouseCoopers study confirms. The report, conducted on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute, also found that energy development supports good-paying jobs, with nearly $23 billion in wages provided to hard-working Pennsylvanians. This latest […]

MSC Launches Learn About Shale Community Conversation

Effort builds upon Ask About Shale listening campaign Philadelphia, PA – Today, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the SHALE GAS INSIGHT 2012 conference, the Marcellus Sale Coalition (MSC) announced the launch of Learn About Shale, a community conversation designed to answer questions submitted by the public during the organization’s Ask About Shale initiative. Ask About Shale, […]

MSC Statement on Comprehensive Shale Gas Legislation

“With resolution and greater certainty at hand, it is time to build a stronger Pennsylvania and power our region with clean, American natural gas” – MSC president Kathryn Klaber Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Z. Klaber issued the following statement upon the passage of H.B. 1950 through the Pennsylvania General Assembly: […]

What They’re Saying: Shale Development Creating Jobs, Economic Growth That “Long Has Been Considered Unthinkable”

Responsible shale development providing a “boost to a long depressed region” “Gas industry provides positive progress for Pa.” “There are tremendous economic benefits to everyone … It stimulates the economy” “Left for Extinct, a Steel Plant Rises in Ohio”: On the edge of the Mahoning River, where once stood dozens of blast furnaces, more than […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale “An Opportunity to Revolutionize Energy Policy”

Pa. Small Business Owner: “It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” Marcellus-Producing Regions Have Unemployment Rates “That Are the Envy of the Rest of the State and Nation” “There’s Excitement in Western Pennsylvania Again”; “A Generational Play” “Locals Cash in on Pennsylvania’s Natural Gas Boom”: The early payoff from the energy boom is […]

Marcellus shale boom offers Alle-Kiski Valley job opportunities

By Rossilynne Skena, Valley News Dispatch Sunday, March 27, 2011 Kurtis Fish is only 20 years old and he’s already making $80,000 per year. Same goes for his 24-year-old brother, Ronald Severin. The brothers, who completed a Marcellus shale training gas well drilling program at Westmoreland County Community College in September, work as chainhands on […]

MSC Urges Fact-Based Dialogue as Job Creators Gather In Pittsburgh

Canonsburg, PA – This week, Pittsburgh is playing host to the 2nd annual Developing Unconventional Gas (DUG) East Conference & Exhibition. Attracting nearly 3,000 attendees, the event’s aim is to give “operators, investors, and the service industry the latest  economics, activity, and new technology needed to successfully develop the Marcellus” — the world’s second largest […]

Let’s Make Pennsylvania a Leader in Natural Gas Development

Once-in-a-generation opportunity to create thousands of jobs, billions in economic development in jeopardy as Harrisburg debates massive new energy tax As Governor Rendell and legislative leaders in Harrisburg continue to debate the future of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania, all parties involved have one opportunity to get it right. The actions taken over the […]

MSC Launches Online Marcellus Jobs Headquarters

New site serves as interactive, one-stop-shop for shale gas job-seekers in the region Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) launched a cutting-edge, interactive website dedicated to connecting job seekers with its member companies operating throughout the Marcellus region. The site – MarcellusCoalition.org/site/jobportal.html, which is featured below – offers in-depth descriptions of the […]

On the Marcellus, an “Inflection” Point for New York

Will NYS leverage the potential of the Marcellus Shale into jobs and revenue during tough economic times? Or will it continue to hide behind the “Marcellus Maginot Line”? Everyone’s heard of the famous Mason-Dixon line that separates the commonwealth of Pennsylvania from the state of Maryland (and Delaware too, incidentally). But what do you call […]