Archives for November 2010

Tom Ridge Talks Marcellus Shale.

WPSU Radio. Former Governor Tom Ridge has joined The Marcellus Shale Coalition as a “strategic adviser.” WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with the ex-governor about what the role entails, what he’ll do to ensure that Marcellus Shale is “developed responsibly,” and about his views on a severance tax for the industry.

Letters: Maximizing the benefits of natural gas for all Pa.

Philadelphia Inquirer Sat, Nov. 20, 2010   The editorial “Buying good publicity” (Saturday) states that, “The greatest safety concerns from Marcellus Shale drilling stem from the impact on drinking water by the use of a water-and-chemical mix to break through to gas formations thousands of feet underground.” However, your readers should understand that fracturing fluids […]

ICYMI – Towanda Daily Review Editorial: “The gas boom: Be smart about what you see, hear” The gas boom: Be smart about what you see, hear Towanda Daily Review, Editorial Published: November 19, 2010 “If you want a relatively quick overview of the natural gas phenomenon, watch the 60 Minutes program. And by way of contrast, see “Gasland” and learn for yourself the difference between a responsible report and a […]

U.S. can slash carbon emissions with natgas: report U.S. can slash carbon emissions with natgas: report Wed, Nov 17 2010 By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The shale gas boom could help the United States reduce greenhouse gas emissions even if Congress does not pass broad climate legislation, according to a Deutsche Bank report. U.S. natural gas prices have fallen sharply over […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Multiplier is Putting Pennsylvania Back to Work, is a “Tsunami of Economic Opportunity”

“The Marcellus Shale represents a transformational opportunity for the commonwealth” “This is a huge game changer for Pennsylvania” “The real opportunity… is in the supply chain” “The numbers are big, gigantic… In 2008, the industry brought $3.2 billion into Pennsylvania” in the form of royalty payments “Vets find a buddy in gas industry”: “Today, we […]

MSC Statement on Pittsburgh City Council Vote to Ban Job-Creating, Responsible Shale Gas Development

Canonsburg, PA – Following a vote today by the Pittsburgh City Council to deny private property and mineral owners their right to responsibly produce clean-burning natural gas resources within the city’s limit, Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), issued this statement: “Today’s city council vote delivered an expected, yet […]



Gov. Ridge: Let’s make sure Marcellus Shale is developed correctly

By Tom Ridge November 12, 2010 It’s an honor to join my fellow Pennsylvanians in welcoming Gov.-elect Tom Corbett and his team to Harrisburg in this new capacity. While we have a new administration, many challenges await them as they embark on a new beginning for Pennsylvania state government. These challenges bring with them great […]

MSC, Gov. Ridge Mark Veteran’s Day

Shale Gas Industry Continues to Put America’s Vets to Work Canonsburg, PA – With more than 1 million veterans in Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth, our families, and communities across the region understand full-well the sacrifice that our brave servicemembers make to preserve America’s freedoms. Through the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s clean-burning energy resources, the […]

MSC Urges Fact-Based Dialogue as Job Creators Gather In Pittsburgh

Canonsburg, PA – This week, Pittsburgh is playing host to the 2nd annual Developing Unconventional Gas (DUG) East Conference & Exhibition. Attracting nearly 3,000 attendees, the event’s aim is to give “operators, investors, and the service industry the latest  economics, activity, and new technology needed to successfully develop the Marcellus” — the world’s second largest […]

MSC Statement on New PADEP Online Reporting, Air Quality Analysis

Canonsburg, PA – This week, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched its “Oil and Gas Electronic Reporting website – a first-of-its-kind tool that provides the public with greater insight into oil and gas operations across the state,” with a focus on making “the activities of drilling companies and their business partners more transparent.” […]