Natural Gas Drives Pa. Manufacturing Resurgence

Western Pennsylvania manufacturing is on the comeback thanks, in large part, to the region’s abundance of natural gas. From the Shell ethane cracker facility under construction in Beaver County to the growth of Lawrence County’s steel industry and a resurgent plastics industry in Erie County, affordable, abundant natural gas is driving the region’s manufacturing comeback. […]

‘Shale Gale’ Reshaping America’s Energy and Economic Landscape

‘Shale Gale’ Reshaping America’s Energy and Economic Landscape America’s ongoing shale revolution “has transformed the overall U.S. energy industry, shifted company strategies, and dramatically changed global energy markets” while delivering unprecedented economic and environmental benefits, according to a major new report from global business analyst IHS Markit. The opportunity for greater positive impacts will only […]

Sec. Perry: Appalachian Petrochemical Manufacturing “Makes Sense”

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry testified before a House committee yesterday where he announced support for expanding petrochemical manufacturing throughout the Appalachian region. Given the region’s low vulnerability to extreme weather events, abundant natural gas supply, and qualified workers, Perry told federal lawmakers the Appalachian Basin is primed to become the next major […]

Pennsylvania Must Remain Competitive

State lawmakers will soon start assembling a new spending plan after hearing Gov. Wolf’s thoughts on his budget priorities. It’s a chance for our leaders to enact policies that Pennsylvanians have made clear they want to see: job-creating opportunities that encourage investment and make the Commonwealth more competitive. It’s a message voters sent in November, […]

American Natural Gas = Local Jobs, Innovation, Global Investment

Natural gas development continues to generate more opportunities across Pennsylvania for manufacturing growth and innovation as companies such as Shell, Siemens and Lanxess realize the benefits of doing business here. “It’s in nearly every single consumer product we touch today,” including steel, glass, plastics, pharmaceutical medications, powdered metals and fertilizers, MSC president Dave Spigelmyer told […]

American Natural Gas Spurs Manufacturing Job Growth

America’s “manufacturing sector is experiencing a significant rebirth,” a new white paper by experts at FTI Consulting concludes. The key driver? Safe, responsible natural gas development. That’s right. The new report — “The Economic Benefits of a Continued U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance” — cites affordable and reliable American oil and natural gas as a principle driver […]

Pennsylvania is “Blessed with Marcellus Shale”

The safe development of clean-burning American natural gas continues to create environmental and economic benefits for the Commonwealth, our nation and our allies abroad. Pennsylvania is absolutely “blessed with Marcellus Shale” natural gas, which is creating small business opportunities, consumer savings and impact tax revenues that benefit families and communities alike. Here’s what they’re saying: […]

Shale “an Absolute Winner” for Pennsylvania

Today, MSC president Dave Spigelmyer joined WPGP radio’s Rose Tennent for an in-depth discussion on the significant economic and national security benefits associated with responsible shale development as well as the negative consequences of even higher energy taxes. Highlights from the segment: On Consumer, End Use Benefits “A great story as we enter this winter season is natural gas prices are less than […]

SHALE: “MADE IN THE USA”

Increased production of America’s clean-burning natural gas resources – led by the Marcellus – continues to create game-changing consumer, manufacturing and environmental benefits. To be sure, homegrown shale is lowering consumer energy costs for families and small businesses; manufacturers are reshoring back to America; and with every new natural gas power plant constructed, our air […]

MSC in Phila. Inq.: We Need Policies that Encourage Shale Development

It is dangerously misleading to ignore the fact that even higher energy taxes jeopardize jobs (“How Pa. can get severance tax right,” Aug. 2). Responsible shale development is driving a petrochemical rebirth, specifically at Marcus Hook. Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East 2 pipeline is expected to support an estimated 30,000 construction jobs, generate nearly $62 million […]