The Hole Truth and Nothing But

Cash-strapped Albany enforces obscure tax targeting bagel shops in New York – maybe it’s time to take another look at the Marcellus? Few states have been hit harder by the nation’s protracted economic downturn than New York, but here’s how you know the budget situation up there has gone from serious to critical: Starting this […]

MSC Statement on Misguided Pittsburgh City Council Legislation to Ban Responsible Shale Gas Production

Citing job creation, much-needed tax revenue generation, Mayor Ravenstahl opposes shale gas production ban Canonsburg, Pa. – Despite the fact that no Marcellus Shale operators have any near-term prospects of producing clean-burning natural gas within Pittsburgh’s city limits, earlier today Councilman Doug Shields formally introduced legislation seeking to prevent private city landowners from generating value […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Shale Development Allowing Family Farmers to Realize Their Dreams

Marcellus production “will enable us all to keep our farms” “Farmers are making investments in their farms that were just dreams before the Marcellus Shale” Marcellus development pumping “hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s  economy” Family farmers say Marcellus development “will enable us all to keep our farms”: “Some see it as a […]

Marcellus Operators Continue Commitment to Emergency Response Preparation, Training

Working alongside the State Fire Academy, industry takes safety training to next level Canonsburg, Pa. – As natural gas production from Pennsylvania’s portion of the Marcellus Shale – considered by experts to be the world’s second largest natural gas field once fully developed – continues to increase, helping to create tens of thousands of good-paying […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Development “A Boon to Local Businesses”

Marcellus production providing “a bright spot for Pennsylvania’s construction companies” “The region has benefited from the jobs created by the natural gas industry” Marcellus production “could bring hundreds of jobs to the area” Marcellus development “a boon to local businesses”: “Activities around the Marcellus Shale have provided a bright spot for Pennsylvania’s construction companies in […]

MSC Statement on Non-Marcellus Shallow Oil Well Incident in Indiana Twp.

Canonsburg, Pa. – Earlier today, an explosion at a shallow, non-Marcellus Shale oil well occurred in Indiana Twp., Allegheny County, claiming the lives of two workers, according to reports. Although the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) represents companies producing natural gas, the MSC issued the following statement expressing condolences, and reinforcing its commitment to operating in the […]

MSC to EPA: Hydraulic Fracturing is “a safe, essential part of the responsible development of natural gas”

Canonsburg, Pa. – Tonight, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber will deliver the following remarks at a public EPA forum on hydraulic fracturing. Excerpts and full text — as prepared for delivery — of her remarks are below: “Fracturing is considered a safe and essential part of the responsible development of […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Development “A wonderful thing,” Creating “much-needed jobs and economic growth”

“Business is booming thanks to the lucrative gas drilling industry tapping into the Marcellus Shale” Marcellus development “enables those of us who have farms to keep our farms so they can be passed on to our families” “Safe and responsible gas development could provide the three counties with much-needed jobs and economic growth” WV small […]

MSC Announces David Callahan as Coalition’s New Vice President

Callahan brings more than a decade of energy experience to the job, lauded by MSC chairman and president as a “key collaborator” in engaging elected officials and partners CANONSBURG, Pa. – As Marcellus Shale employers continue to work with policymakers on a comprehensive framework for taking full advantage of the myriad opportunities that natural gas […]

MSC Letter to the Delaware River Basin Commission

I write on behalf of the Marcellus Shale Coalition to express our concern regarding the “Supplemental Determination of the Executive Director Concerning Natural Gas Extraction Activities in Shale Formations within the Drainage Area of Special Protection Waters,” issued June 14, 2010.