Marcellus Shale Coalition Continues Advertising Campaign

CANONSBURG, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), an organization dedicated to the responsible development of Pennsylvania’s natural gas resources contained in the Marcellus Shale formation, is continuing its comprehensive advertising campaign that focuses on print, online banner, radio, and billboard advertising with a new ad highlighting jobs created by the natural gas industry.

“Pennsylvania’s natural gas producers continue to provide opportunities across the Commonwealth by harvesting a clean-burning energy source that is making the state a leader in developing home-grown energy,” said Rich Weber, Co-Chair of the MSC and president of Atlas Energy, Inc.

“More than 26,000 men and women are currently employed by the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania,” said Ray Walker, MSC co-chair and vice president of Appalachia Shale for Range Resources. “This industry can also generate tens of thousands of good jobs in the Commonwealth as we grow and expand our businesses.”

The advertising campaign, which began in February with a message about energy independence, will target 21 Pennsylvania counties where the presence of natural gas drilling is strongest. Advertising will be focused in Allegheny, Armstrong, Bradford, Butler, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Fayette, Dauphin, Greene, Indiana, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Sullivan, Somerset, Susquehanna, Tioga and Washington and Westmoreland Counties.

All advertisements will spotlight the Marcellus Shale Committee’s three primary messages: “Energy Independence,” “Jobs and Economic Prosperity,” and “Environmental Stewardship.” The advertisements will also focus on directing the public to the Committee’s website.