Archives for July 2010

Gov. Ridge Joins the Marcellus Shale Coalition as Strategic Advisor

Gov. Ridge: “The development of the Marcellus Shale will benefit all of the citizens of our state, our region, and our nation” Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), representing the majority of those responsible for the development and transportation of clean-burning shale gas throughout the Commonwealth, is pleased to formally announce that former […]

Marcellus Shale drilling drives economic growth

Centre Daily Times
While still in its infancy, the environmentally responsible development of clean-burning natural gas from Pennsylvania’s portion of the Marcellus Shale formation continues to create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs and drive economic activity and growth during some of the most challenging economic conditions in decades.

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Development “A Boon to Local Businesses”

Marcellus production providing “a bright spot for Pennsylvania’s construction companies” “The region has benefited from the jobs created by the natural gas industry” Marcellus production “could bring hundreds of jobs to the area” Marcellus development “a boon to local businesses”: “Activities around the Marcellus Shale have provided a bright spot for Pennsylvania’s construction companies in […]

MSC Statement on Non-Marcellus Shallow Oil Well Incident in Indiana Twp.

Canonsburg, Pa. – Earlier today, an explosion at a shallow, non-Marcellus Shale oil well occurred in Indiana Twp., Allegheny County, claiming the lives of two workers, according to reports. Although the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) represents companies producing natural gas, the MSC issued the following statement expressing condolences, and reinforcing its commitment to operating in the […]

MSC to EPA: Hydraulic Fracturing is “a safe, essential part of the responsible development of natural gas”

Canonsburg, Pa. – Tonight, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber will deliver the following remarks at a public EPA forum on hydraulic fracturing. Excerpts and full text — as prepared for delivery — of her remarks are below: “Fracturing is considered a safe and essential part of the responsible development of […]

Back to the Future with EPA and Hydraulic Fracturing

Agency convenes hearing in Canonsburg tomorrow to discuss scope of upcoming hydraulic fracturing study. But has EPA forgotten about its 2004 report? Tomorrow night in Canonsburg, the EPA will convene its third public hearing on its upcoming study on hydraulic fracturing, a key technology that’s been used to produce energy in Pennsylvania for more than […]

MSC Statement on Pittsburgh City Council’s Misguided Resolution on Shale Gas Development

Canonsburg, Pa. – Earlier today, the Pittsburgh City Council passed a resolution calling for a statewide ban on clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale for an entire year, including the development of those resources on privately-owned land. Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), issued this statement in response […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Development “A wonderful thing,” Creating “much-needed jobs and economic growth”

“Business is booming thanks to the lucrative gas drilling industry tapping into the Marcellus Shale” Marcellus development “enables those of us who have farms to keep our farms so they can be passed on to our families” “Safe and responsible gas development could provide the three counties with much-needed jobs and economic growth” WV small […]

MSC Announces David Callahan as Coalition’s New Vice President

Callahan brings more than a decade of energy experience to the job, lauded by MSC chairman and president as a “key collaborator” in engaging elected officials and partners CANONSBURG, Pa. – As Marcellus Shale employers continue to work with policymakers on a comprehensive framework for taking full advantage of the myriad opportunities that natural gas […]

The Economic Impacts of the Marcellus Shale: Implications for NY, PA, and WV (API)

Deep beneath the rolling hills and mountains of Appalachia from West Virginia in the south to upstate New York in the north lies a natural gas deposit known as the Marcellus Shale.

Floods, Famines, Earthquakes and the DRBC

Landowners, communities challenge Delaware River Basin Commission to explain rationale, authority behind denying opportunity of the Marcellus to Northeast PA   Translated literally from French it means “superior force,” but translated practically into American law, the term force majeure is a clause used by parties that encounter a situation so severe that it’s actually designated as […]

MSC Letter to the Delaware River Basin Commission

I write on behalf of the Marcellus Shale Coalition to express our concern regarding the “Supplemental Determination of the Executive Director Concerning Natural Gas Extraction Activities in Shale Formations within the Drainage Area of Special Protection Waters,” issued June 14, 2010.

MSC Statement on New DEP Wellsite Standards

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement today after reviewing the letter sent to all Marcellus operators by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as a follow-up to the agency’s investigation of a mechanical wellsite incident in Clearfield County last month: “Today’s letter from DEP […]

About that Water in Your Well

Study says millions of PA residents relying on private water wells that may contain contaminants – none of which are related to the Marcellus Shale Nearly 20,000 new wells are drilled in Pennsylvania every year. And among these, not a single one of them has anything to do with oil or natural gas. Instead, these […]

What They’re Saying: MSC Applauds PA Budget Agreement, Stands Ready to Work with Lawmakers on Comprehensive Framework for Developing the Marcellus

MSC President Kathryn Klaber: “[W]e need an updated and modernized regulatory and legislative framework, and a fair tax strategy that keeps our state ahead of the curve in attracting the investment needed to bring these resources to the surface [Severance] tax should not be set in a “vacuum” but as part of a “comprehensive evaluation” […]

MSC: Budget Agreement a Win for PA’s Economy, Environment

Marcellus producers express commitment to working with lawmakers on comprehensive tax, regulatory and legislative plan for the future CANONSBURG, Pa. – Earlier today, Gov. Ed Rendell signed a budget plan for 2010-2011 that recognizes the critical contributions that natural gas producers are making in Pennsylvania. The new budget, the product of months of hard work […]

All Wet on Fair Pooling

Fair Pooling protects the environment, reduces environmental footprints, and generates more revenue for environmental programs – so why do environmentalists oppose it? CANONSBURG – When is an environmentalist not an environmentalist? How about when he sends a letter to lawmakers in Harrisburg demanding they reject a proposal that would result in greater efficiency in developing […]