“Groundbreaking Methane Emissions” Study Reconfirms Environmental Benefits, Safety of Shale Gas

Yesterday a study jointly conducted by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and University of Texas at Austin was released focused on methane emissions associated with the safe, tightly-regulated development of shale gas. The comprehensive analysis – which relies on actual data rather than pure speculation – provided “good news”, as the study’s results are markedly […]

Editorial Boards Tout Safe, Job-Creating Shale Development

Editorial boards here in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation continue to tout the benefits of “safe, job-creating shale development” which is having “a positive economic, environmental and national-security impact and will continue to for generations to come,” as the MSC’s Shari Williams laid out in today’s Philadelphia Daily News. Here’s what newspaper editorials are saying: […]

WSJ: Natural Gas “May be America’s Best Antipoverty Program”

In a must-read weekend editorial, the Wall Street Journal clearly and effectively articulates the facts about American shale development, its safety and the undeniable benefits associated with this historic opportunity. “One of the biggest benefits from fracking and other new drilling technologies,” the WSJ writes, “is often overlooked: the windfall to American consumers, especially the […]

New Report: U.S. Natural Gas Production Offering “Bountiful Returns”

Earlier today, IHS Global Insight – a leading economic consulting firm – released a new report: America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution and the Economy. The findings exceeded previous forecasts, anticipating both natural gas and oil production to secure “3.3 million jobs by 2020” while simultaneously adding “$468 billion to the […]

MSC in Scranton Times-Tribune: Mr. President, Let’s Work Together

Editor: With President Obama visiting the region this week to talk about the economy, his positive remarks about safe natural gas development come immediately to mind. “We should strengthen our position as the top natural gas producer,” the president said in June, adding: “The bottom line is natural gas is creating jobs. It’s lowering many […]

What President Obama & His Administration Are Saying About American Natural Gas

This week, President Obama will travel to northeastern Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York State. The President, and his administration, recognize the clear benefits tied to the safe development of clean-burning American natural gas. We welcome the President, and Vice President Biden, to our region this week to see firsthand how Pennsylvania’s natural […]

Clean-Burning Natural Gas Powers America

Pittsburgh, Pa. – From more jobs and more affordable energy, to cleaner air, and strengthened national security, natural gas is positively impacting our daily lives and bolstering America’s economic and energy security outlook. And while huge amounts of natural gas continue to be safely produced, more investments are being made across the nation to leverage […]

New Report: Responsible Natural Gas Development an “Economic Boon for Pennsylvania”

A new report – available here – from the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy underscores the clear fact that safe, tightly-regulated Marcellus Shale development has “produced major economic benefits to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” According the report, estimated royalties paid to Marcellus Shale natural gas land- and mineral-owners in Pennsylvania reached a staggering $731 million […]

Pittsburgh: The City of Champions – and Job-Creating Natural Gas

For southwestern Pennsylvania sports fans, times are good. The Pittsburgh Pirates — coined “the Comeback Kids of Baseball” — have the second-best winning percentage in all of major league baseball. And tomorrow night, the puck drops at the CONSOL Energy Center, with eight wins separating the hometown Penguins and their fourth Stanley Cup. While Pittsburgh’s […]

WV State Journal: MSC Issues Pipeline Boring Recommendations

By Pam Kasey Pipeline boring is the subject of the seventh guidance document issued by the Marcellus Shale Coalition. Recommended Practices for Pipeline Boring, released May 22, offers best practices for the process used by pipeline companies to install pipelines under highways, railroads and bodies of water in instances where traditional trenching is not feasible. […]