Smart Energy Policy Could Usher in 100,000+ Jobs, $60B in GDP Growth

A series of discussions among forward-thinking business and community leaders generated a new set of policy actions focused on strategies to best leverage Pennsylvania’s abundant shale gas. The discussions and resulting policy ideas grew from a study by the Forge the Future initiative that found Pennsylvania’s plentiful natural gas has the power to propel our […]

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 […]

Brookings Report: Driven by Shale Development, Pittsburgh Tops U.S. Economic Recovery Charts

Despite the lingering economic challenges our nation faces, particularly as it relates to job growth, following one of the sharpest recessions in a generation, the greater Pittsburgh region is strong and growing stronger, according to a recently released Brookings Institution analysis. In its report, which analyzed such economic indicators as employment growth and GDP per […]

Sunbury Daily Item: Pilot program fits bill; SUN Tech trains workers for gas industry

By Evamarie Socha “A high school diploma and a real good work ethic are about what you need to get hired in an entry-level job up there” NEW BERLIN — Dennis Hain believes in learning a trade, then being able to find a job in that trade. As director of SUN Area Technical Institute, he […]

MSC Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Western Pa. Community and Business Leaders

Warrendale, PA – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) hosted a community roundtable discussion in Butler County, Pa. to further explore the real impacts of responsible Marcellus development is having in the region. Joined by Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, business, chamber, and community leaders, local elected officials and representatives from MSC members EXCO Resources, Talisman […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Creating Optimism About The Future

“Natural gas from shale is increasingly putting America on a sustainable path to a more competitive and cleaner energy future” “Basically [the Marcellus] saved my company from going under and my home from becoming a statistic” “Marcellus shale drilling activity has [small business owner] feeling pretty optimistic about the future” Marcellus Multiplier “Draws New Companies […]

New Report Shows Enormous Potential for Marcellus Development in NY

More than “$11.4 billion in economic output”, tens of thousands of much-needed jobs Canonsburg, Pa. – The environmentally responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s clean-burning American natural gas resources continues to have a transformative economic impact across the regions: tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, hundreds of millions in tax revenues, and billions in economic […]

By The Numbers: The Mighty Marcellus Continues to Fuel Job Creation

New Pa. Govt. Data Shows The Rate of Marcellus Job Creation “Is Accelerating”; Employment Up 1300% In N. Tier Canonsburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry – like a host of news outlets across the region and the nation – continues to keep a watchful eye on the powerful job creation engine […]

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 […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Shale Gas Development Creating Jobs, Delivering Affordable Supplies of Homegrown, Clean-Burning Energy to Consumers

“Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale has been a bright spot in job creation” Marcellus development “to create more than 111,000 new jobs and generate $987 million in state and local tax revenue by 2011” ‘Marcellus Multiplier’ creating “a surge in real estate activity”; “There’s no question it’s having a positive impact” on regional hotels We’re Hiring: “Shale […]