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 […]

Aquatech’s portable, on-site system could revolutionize water treatment at gas wells

By Michael Bradwell, Business editor Observer-Reporter CANONSBURG – Aquatech International will field test a portable water treatment system this week at an area natural gas well site that, if all goes as planned, could drastically reduce water consumption and truck traffic while providing recycled distilled water at Marcellus Shale drilling sites across Southwestern Pennsylvania. If […]

Penn State Study: State, Local Tax Revenues Soar in PA’s Marcellus Shale Counties

PSU Cooperative Extension: “In counties with ten or more Marcellus wells…tax income increased 325.3 percent” Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Education Team at Penn State University’s Cooperative Extension recently issued a comprehensive analysis highlighting the positive and growing tax revenues being generated throughout the Commonwealth tied directly to the responsible development of clean-burning, homegrown natural gas. […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Helping Small Businesses Reach “The American Dream”

Clean-Burning Marcellus Natural Gas Helping Small Businesses Reach “The American Dream”: Fred Raco is living proof that hard work plays a big role in reaching the American dream. … Raco is negotiating to purchase and refurbish a new facility in Richland Township, giving him three times more space than the city site. “We’re really gearing […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Multiplier is Putting Pennsylvania Back to Work, is a “Tsunami of Economic Opportunity”

“The Marcellus Shale represents a transformational opportunity for the commonwealth” “This is a huge game changer for Pennsylvania” “The real opportunity… is in the supply chain” “The numbers are big, gigantic… In 2008, the industry brought $3.2 billion into Pennsylvania” in the form of royalty payments “Vets find a buddy in gas industry”: “Today, we […]

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 […]