Archives for August 2010

On the Marcellus, an “Inflection” Point for New York

Will NYS leverage the potential of the Marcellus Shale into jobs and revenue during tough economic times? Or will it continue to hide behind the “Marcellus Maginot Line”? Everyone’s heard of the famous Mason-Dixon line that separates the commonwealth of Pennsylvania from the state of Maryland (and Delaware too, incidentally). But what do you call […]

Drilling company taking steps to ensure safety

Citizens Voice
From using non-toxic oil for drilling to installing three levels of blowout prevention, Encana Oil & Gas USA Inc. is trying to ensure nothing happens at its first exploratory gas well site that isn’t supposed to.

Chesapeake Energy paying for Bradford County road work

Press & Sun-Bulletin
Chesapeake Energy is paying for upgrades to two Bradford County roads to accommodate heavy-truck traffic related to its Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling operations in the region.

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Production Continues to Create Much-Needed Jobs, Economic Opportunity

Marcellus production “is creating jobs and boosting local economies” “Farmers are making investments in farms that were just dreams before the Marcellus Shale” “The opportunity for growth, job creation has not been seen since the late 1800s” Mighty Marcellus “Boosting Pa. economy”: “Forum panelist Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, […]

The Hole Truth and Nothing But

Cash-strapped Albany enforces obscure tax targeting bagel shops in New York – maybe it’s time to take another look at the Marcellus? Few states have been hit harder by the nation’s protracted economic downturn than New York, but here’s how you know the budget situation up there has gone from serious to critical: Starting this […]

What They’re Saying: Safe, Responsible Marcellus Development Continues to Positively Impact the Region

‘Marcellus Multiplier’ Creating Jobs at Breakneck Rates, Helping to Lower Energy Prices for Consumers Roustabouts wanted as companies produce homegrown, clean-burning natural gas: “The natural gas industry expects to create thousands of jobs in Marcellus shale gas development in this decade, and state agencies and colleges are gearing up to train workers to fill those […]

Roustabouts wanted as companies rush to drill for gas

Workers looking for jobs in the region’s booming natural gas industry may try their hand as a “roustabouts” — general laborers who work physically grueling 12-hour shifts for 14 consecutive days in all kinds of weather to build and remove drilling pads and assist production.

On the Road Again

Barnstorming Pa., MSC Continues to Educate, Engage “Friends of Marcellus” The positive and overwhelming benefits associated with the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s abundant, homegrown, clean-burning natural gas know no county lines or state borders. Considered to be the world’s second largest natural gas field – second only to one in Iran – the […]

Ridge pushes for environmentally safe gas drilling

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Former Gov. Tom Ridge this afternoon called Marcellus Shale gas production a “transformative opportunity” for Pennsylvania during an appearance Downtown in his new role as a strategic adviser to an industry group.

MSC Statement on Misguided Pittsburgh City Council Legislation to Ban Responsible Shale Gas Production

Citing job creation, much-needed tax revenue generation, Mayor Ravenstahl opposes shale gas production ban Canonsburg, Pa. – Despite the fact that no Marcellus Shale operators have any near-term prospects of producing clean-burning natural gas within Pittsburgh’s city limits, earlier today Councilman Doug Shields formally introduced legislation seeking to prevent private city landowners from generating value […]

Natural gas company reaches out to neighbors

The natural gas industry is booming in many parts of our area and one company is trying to educate the public with a community picnic held Saturday near Montrose. Cabot Oil and Gas has more than 100 gas wells in Susquehanna County and at Montrose Area high school, the company and other contractors brought in equipment, had demonstrations and more to show the community exactly what they do and how they do it.

Takin’ Care of Business

Clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas production continues to strengthen region’s economy, local workforce The responsible and environmentally sound development of clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale continues to have a potent impact on our region’s economy and its workforce. This production is creating tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, a robust and growing supply chain […]

Our commitment to the community

Lock Haven Express
Chances are by now you’ve heard of the Marcellus Shale. And if so, maybe you’re familiar with the once-in-a-generation kind of opportunity that the responsible development of the natural gas that resides within it presents for not only Clinton County and Pennsylvania, but our entire country and every single man, woman and child who lives here.

Making good on a promise; Halliburton plant creates jobs

Williamsport Sun-Gazette
When ground was broken last August on a cement mixing plant owned by Halliburton off Route 405 in Clinton Township, company officials promised they would bring jobs to this area. The company is making good on that promise, said Perry A. Harris, senior district manager for Halliburton’s northeast U.S. operations.

‘Marcellus multiplier’ could spark economic revival in Pennsylvania

Scranton Times-Tribune
At its peak, the Pennsylvania Railroad controlled more than 10,000 miles of rail line, employed more than 250,000 Americans, and had an annual budget that exceeded that of the federal government. And despite all that, it might not have even been the best railroad in the state.

A New York State of Mind?

Politicians in NY Senate don’t miss the chance to demagogue the Marcellus with a lopsided vote against HF – but whose interests are they really representing? Politicians in NY Senate don’t miss the chance to demagogue the Marcellus with a lopsided vote against HF – but whose interests are they really representing? Those who tell […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Shale Development Allowing Family Farmers to Realize Their Dreams

Marcellus production “will enable us all to keep our farms” “Farmers are making investments in their farms that were just dreams before the Marcellus Shale” Marcellus development pumping “hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s  economy” Family farmers say Marcellus development “will enable us all to keep our farms”: “Some see it as a […]

Marcellus Operators Continue Commitment to Emergency Response Preparation, Training

Working alongside the State Fire Academy, industry takes safety training to next level Canonsburg, Pa. – As natural gas production from Pennsylvania’s portion of the Marcellus Shale – considered by experts to be the world’s second largest natural gas field once fully developed – continues to increase, helping to create tens of thousands of good-paying […]