MSC in Phila. Inquirer: Gov. Wolf’s Policies Don’t Match His Rhetoric When It Comes to Natural Gas

By David Spigelmyer Gov. Wolf recently shared some encouraging insights on Pennsylvania’s energy future. “The shale gas resources in the Appalachian Basin represent enormous economic opportunity,” he said in a news release announcing efforts aimed at attracting more manufacturing to the commonwealth. If only the governor’s policies matched his rhetoric, which continues to threaten the […]

Natural Gas: Powering American Manufacturing Growth

American natural gas development is spurring investment and job growth across the chemical manufacturing sector, representing a “stunning reversal of fortune from just a few years ago,” according to new American Chemistry Council (ACC) analysis. In the update to ACC’s 2013 study, the new research makes clear that U.S. chemical industry investment linked to affordable […]

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 Delivers “Economic Second Life” to Greater Philadelphia

“Enduring U.S. shale production enables greater opportunities for Marcus Hook Industrial Site,” according to a new  study released by IHS this week. This study is an update to a 2012-commissioned report, which identified seven key recommendations for Marcus Hook to re-emerge as an energy hub. Three years later, IHS researchers not only confirmed their initial […]

Shale’s Environmental, Economic Benefits Explored at SHALE INSIGHT™

With shale development’s benefits extending throughout the Commonwealth, it was a natural fit for Philadelphia to host SHALE INSIGHT™ 2015 – a leading annual industry conference. Through continued natural gas infrastructure development, Philadelphia is in the midst of an energy hub transformation that will create important and long-term consumer and manufacturing benefits. Throughout the two-day […]

MSC in the Phila. Inq.: The Keys to Expanding Benefits of Pa.’s Shale-Energy Revolution

Pennsylvania is at the forefront of America’s energy revolution. As a result of our abundant shale resources, the United States has surpassed both Saudi Arabia and Russia as the world’s leading oil and natural-gas producer in 2014. But what does that mean for manufacturers and small businesses here at home? It’s absolutely clear that safe […]

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 […]

Shale Propels Broad-Based Southeastern Pa. Economic Rebirth

America’s abundant supplies of clean-burning natural gas continue to fuel an economic rebirth across southeastern Pennsylvania, especially in Delaware County’s Marcus Hook. Yesterday, Delaware County Commissioners built upon this positive economic momentum by announcing more research aimed at identifying additional business and job growth opportunities tied to the region’s natural gas infrastructure. Responsible natural gas […]

Shale Revitalizing Philadelphia’s Manufacturing Economy

Shale development continues to benefit the entire Commonwealth – our economy, workers, small businesses, consumers, air quality, as well as our region’s manufacturing base. It’s also increasingly clear that these benefits are reaching each and every county, including southeastern Pennsylvania. In the summer of 2012, an IHS study found that “the phenomenal growth of shale […]