Higher Energy Tax Math Just Doesn’t Add Up

As some in Harrisburg work to drastically increase Pennsylvania’s energy taxes – a move that will risk shale’s broad-based positive benefits and strong record of job growth – it is becoming abundantly and increasingly more clear that their math just doesn’t add up. Singling out one subset of an industry – which already generates billions in […]

What They’re Saying: “Act 13 is a Good Thing. It’s Working and Needs to Stay!”

As proposals to increase energy taxes are unveiled in Harrisburg, local officials are touting the game-changing benefits that Pennsylvania’s impact tax has on the Commonwealth’s communities during a state senate committee hearing. To be sure, higher energy taxes could lead to a dramatic drop in shale development activity, stifle job growth, and likely eliminate the […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address: “Natural gas development in the Commonwealth continues to be an absolute game-changer for each and every one of our 67 counties, bringing about positive progress and broad-based benefits to all Pennsylvanians. This is […]

MSC in Delaware County Times: Higher Energy Taxes Will Stifle Pa. Growth

A Feb. 21 editorial, claiming the “Wolf is right: Tax natural gas industry,” fails to acknowledge critical facts about new energy taxes and the basic economic realities associated with such policies, especially as it relates to capital investment and continued job growth. While the paper believes that higher energy taxes are the “least painful” choice, […]

Pa. Natural Gas Production Shatters Another Record

Pennsylvania’s natural gas production broke another record, exceeding 4 trillion cubic feet of clean-burning energy in 2014, according to new state data. That number – nearly 1 trillion cubic feet more than 2013 – represents more than a quarter of the nation’s total natural gas production. With domestic energy production levels on the rise, Mark […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Energy Tax Proposal

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement on Governor Wolf’s new energy tax proposal unveiled today in Thorndale, Pennsylvania: “Governor Wolf fails to acknowledge that the natural gas industry already pays significant taxes in Pennsylvania. Natural gas operators pay the same taxes that every other business in Pennsylvania pays, […]

Top Union Official: New Energy “Taxes Will Stifle Growth” for Region’s Workforce

Clean-burning natural gas development across the Appalachian Basin, driven by Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale, continues to surge, according to data issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week. In fact, according to EIA – thanks to advanced technologies and drilling efficiencies [watch this EIA video to learn more] – “Marcellus Shale gas production will […]

MSC Statement on Pennsylvania Budget

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement on Pennsylvania’s recently passed budget agreement: “While the budget-making process can be challenging at times, with competing interests at odds far too often, our industry is very pleased that the General Assembly once again made Pennsylvania’s economic growth and private-sector job creation […]

MSC Statement on the PA House Passed Severance Tax

Senate should consider alternative to House’s uncompetitive approach Canonsburg, Pa. – This evening, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a massive, uncompetitive new tax on the responsible development of clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation, which has helped create nearly 88,000 jobs in Pennsylvania alone as the state’s unemployment rate continues to remain […]

A gas reserves pooling law is about fairness

In the Sept. 22 editorial “Shale Worries: Loss of Property Rights Could Be the Next Threat,” the Post-Gazette mischaracterizes the concept of fair pooling, a policy that states have used wisely for generations to reduce above-ground surface activities, while maximizing responsible shale gas production and its host of benefits. Pooling — which is on the […]