Pennsylvania Leads Nation in Natural Gas Production Growth

Following a record-breaking year for Pennsylvania natural gas production, the federal government reported this week that Pennsylvania and Ohio led the nation in natural gas production growth last year. As the Energy Information Administration reports, Pennsylvania maintained its spot as the nation’s second-highest natural gas producing state, bolstered by “higher production from the Utica and […]

Natural Gas Earth Day Facts

Earth Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the important environmental progress that we continue to make – together – thanks to clean-burning American natural gas. Share these key facts across Twitter and Facebook to show your support for a healthy environment and a strong economy.

Independent Agency Confirms Again (and Again): Wolf’s Energy Tax Highest in the Nation

Governor Wolf’s massive energy tax increase proposal would give Pennsylvania the highest effective tax on natural gas development in the country, the non-partisan Independent Fiscal Office confirmed for the third time in three years this week. In fact, the governor’s tax hike – far from “moderate” or “sensible” – would set Pennsylvania’s natural gas tax […]

Pa.’s “Regulatory Logjam” Hurts Jobs

A regulatory logjam is hurting Pennsylvania’s competitiveness and slowing economic progress, according to a recent Associated Press report. The story, on an MSC analysis of state government data, found the time it takes for regulators to issue key natural gas development permits continues to worsen – topping more than 200 days for a permit that […]

STEM Education Key for Natural Gas, Manufacturing Careers

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Natural Gas Enhancing Air Quality

As production of clean, abundant Pennsylvania natural gas continues to break records, topping 5 trillion cubic feet last year, America is leading the world in reducing carbon emissions, new data from federal and international agencies confirms today. According to the International Energy Agency, the “surge in shale gas” drove U.S. carbon emissions to their lowest […]

With Natural Gas, Pa.’s Economy is Stronger, Environment Cleaner

This week, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor, Peter Thiel, made the case that “fracking represents a bigger economic form of progress for our society as a whole than the innovation in Silicon Valley.” That’s a powerful statement – and one that’s strongly supported by any number of facts, figures, data, and studies. Consider the tens-of-thousands […]

Support Grows for Job-Creating Natural Gas Projects

“Pennsylvania is once again open for business.” That’s how Washington County Chamber of Commerce president Jeff Kotula described construction of the $2.5 billion Mariner East 2 pipelines that will deliver natural gas from southwestern Pennsylvania to Delaware County’s Marcus Hook petrochemical and refining facility. The buildout of critical natural gas infrastructure projects such as pipelines, […]

Energy Infrastructure Creates Pa. Jobs, Boosts Economy

With the promise of supporting more than 15,000 Pa. jobs – including many for highly trained union members – Sunoco Logistics’ Mariner East II pipeline received regulatory approval this week, allowing construction to move forward on the critical energy infrastructure project. The $2.5 billion investment links shale development in Western Pa. to Delaware Co.’s Marcus […]

Local Leaders: Natural Gas Impact Tax Works

Five years ago, Pennsylvania enacted a tax on natural gas production – called the impact fee – that’s generated more than $1 billion in new revenue for communities in all 67 counties. This provision of Act 13 – a law passed with wide bipartisan majorities – continues to work as designed, directly benefiting communities as […]