Appalachian Basin Driving American Shale Production

The Marcellus and Utica Shale plays are driving America’s rapid increase in natural gas production, accounting for 85 percent of domestic shale growth since 2012, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA’s report, which comes off the heels of 2014’s record-breaking year, reflects and further underscores the Appalachia Basin’s role in strengthening America’s […]

Local Officials: Higher Energy Taxes “Could Hurt Local Economies”

Local officials across the Commonwealth continue to add their voices to the wave of Pennsylvanians, county and municipal government officials, as well as small businesses and union members standing for jobs over even higher energy taxes. Their message is clear: Pennsylvania “communities rely on shale gas” impact tax revenues and even higher energy taxes would […]

MSC in the Sunbury Daily Item: “Opportunity for All”

An April 3 column (“Forward Thinking: The Case for an Extraction Tax”) fundamentally fails to recognize the potentially economically devastating impact that higher energy taxes could have on the commonwealth’s small business and organized labor community as well local governments. Thanks to responsible shale development, thousands of Pennsylvanians are now working in family-supporting careers, our […]

What They’re Saying About Higher Energy Tax Proposals

It’s increasingly – if not alarmingly – clear that proposed higher energy tax plans in Harrisburg, including the governor’s proposal: 1) do not reflect current market conditions; 2) will not generate the promised revenues; and 3) threaten thousands of good-paying Pennsylvania jobs and our region’s manufacturing potential. We know that the math simply doesn’t add […]

What They’re Saying About Natural Gas: “Local Resource, Providing Local Jobs, Contributing to the Local Economy”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Every day and all over the world, new voices are joining the conversation about the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas. From job creation to growth in the transportation sector and improved national security, this historic energy renaissance continues to evolve. Here’s what they’re saying: CREATING GOOD JOBS, BOOSTING COMMUNITIES Nearly […]