Job Creators ‘Punch Back’ Against Massive Energy Tax Hikes

Pennsylvania job-creators “punched back” – as the Associated Press reports – this week against the wave of new and even higher energy taxes passed recently by the state senate that will harm manufacturers, small businesses, and consumers alike. As MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer said, Pennsylvania’s natural gas producers – which pay an impact tax that’s generated […]

Pa. Voters “Strongly Support” Energy Infrastructure Development

Support  for energy development and infrastructure growth is “nearly universal” among Pennsylvania voters, according to a new survey released by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Pa. Manufacturers’ Association. Specifically, the poll found “84 percent of Pa. voters support increasing energy development in the U.S.” Support for much-needed energy infrastructure development crosses party lines, […]

Manufacturing Jobs “The Crown Jewel” of American Natural Gas

U.S. natural gas production reached a record high in 2015 and “for the third consecutive year, Pennsylvania saw the largest total gain in annual production,” accordingly to recently released federal data. This new data also shows that overall natural gas use reached record levels in 2015, increasing nearly 3% from the previous year. That increased […]

Local Natural Gas Delivers Consumer Energy Savings

For consumers and manufacturers, the safe and well-regulated production of abundant, local shale resources is delivering significant energy savings. As WITF reports, Pennsylvania households are seeing heating bills that are half of what they were just seven years ago. What’s more, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association president David Taylor tells WESA that regional manufacturers are experiencing a […]

Pipelines Deliver Shale’s Economic, Environmental Benefits

As our region’s pipeline infrastructure continues to mature, more consumers, manufacturers, and natural gas end-users are realizing shale’s economic and environmental benefits. In fact, Pa. Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) president David Taylor recently said that expanding natural gas access for consumer and manufacturers is “key to unlocking the competitive advantage of abundant Pennsylvania natural gas.” Expanding […]