Archives for March 2011

Shale Gas and New Petrochemicals Investment: Benefits for the Economy, Jobs, and US Manufacturing (ACC)

Chemistry transforms raw materials into the products and processes that make modern life possible. America’s chemical industry relies on energy derived from natural gas not only to heat and power our facilities, but also as a raw material, or “feedstock,” to develop the thousands of products that make American lives better, healthier, and safer. Access […]

Gas drillers put best foot forward

Some companies exceed state requirements in their Pa. operations Cliff White March 27, 2011 Centre Daily Times PITTSBURGH — The rows of seats in the cavernous David L. Lawrence Convention Center stretched as far as the eye could see, and the hall was full as Range Resources Chairman and CEO John Pinkerton delivered a call […]

Marcellus shale boom offers Alle-Kiski Valley job opportunities

By Rossilynne Skena, Valley News Dispatch Sunday, March 27, 2011 Kurtis Fish is only 20 years old and he’s already making $80,000 per year. Same goes for his 24-year-old brother, Ronald Severin. The brothers, who completed a Marcellus shale training gas well drilling program at Westmoreland County Community College in September, work as chainhands on […]

What Independent Experts Are Saying About Marcellus Shale Water Management

“By recycling the wastewater, they can reduce their transportation costs and the overall environmental footprint of the industry” “There’s nothing in flowback water that’s particularly difficult for an environmental engineer to manage” “The DEP analyses are determining that the average daily consumption in the shale industry is ‘no greater than one of our power plants’” […]

Bipartisan Policy Center, American Clean Skies Foundation Report Emphasizes Imperative to Safely Leverage U.S. Natural Gas

Report: American natural gas a “winning proposition for consumers, America’s economy, the environment, our nation’s energy security” Canonsburg, Pa. –  A jointly sponsored Bipartisan Policy Center and American Clean Skies Foundation report released today touts the unprecedented potential of American natural gas to dramatically bolster domestic supplies, reduce carbon emissions and improve national energy security. The […]

MSC Launches Marcellus Quarterly Magazine

New publication to provide in-depth analysis, industry-insider news and views Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) unveiled the first edition of Marcellus Quarterly (MQ) today, a quarterly magazine aimed at providing insight and commentary on emerging shale gas industry trends and practices. MQ will provide industry leaders, policymakers, key stakeholders and others with […]

MQ, A Marcellus Shale Coalition Quarterly Magazine. Spring 2011 Volume 1, Issue 1

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Marcellus Quarterly (MQ), a publication of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. Our quarterly magazine aims to provide insight and commentary on technology deployment, best practices, policy and regulatory developments, and legislative proposals impacting Marcellus development, as well as featured stories on activity across the multi-state Marcellus region. We hope you […]

Aquatech’s portable, on-site system could revolutionize water treatment at gas wells

By Michael Bradwell, Business editor Observer-Reporter CANONSBURG – Aquatech International will field test a portable water treatment system this week at an area natural gas well site that, if all goes as planned, could drastically reduce water consumption and truck traffic while providing recycled distilled water at Marcellus Shale drilling sites across Southwestern Pennsylvania. If […]

Penn State Study: State, Local Tax Revenues Soar in PA’s Marcellus Shale Counties

PSU Cooperative Extension: “In counties with ten or more Marcellus wells…tax income increased 325.3 percent” Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Education Team at Penn State University’s Cooperative Extension recently issued a comprehensive analysis highlighting the positive and growing tax revenues being generated throughout the Commonwealth tied directly to the responsible development of clean-burning, homegrown natural gas. […]

Gov. Ridge Underscores Benefits of Clean-Burning, American Natural Gas on Fox News

Canonsburg, Pa. – Earlier today, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, our nation’s first Homeland Security secretary, discussed the benefits associated with American natural gas on FOX News’ Your World with host Neil Cavuto. Below are key excerpts and remarks from Gov. Ridge, who serves as a strategic advisor to the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC). Click […]

MSC, API-PA, PIOGA “Appalled” by Criminal Complaint Filed Against Western Pa. Wastewater Hauler

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania’s oil and natural gas industry, represented by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), American Petroleum Institute of PA (API-PA) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) issued the following joint-statement in response to news reports that a waste transportation company illegally discharged “sewer sludge and greasy restaurant slop” as well […]

“Friends of the Marcellus Shale” Rally Support for Responsible Natural Gas Development

An hour before the hearing began, a group calling itself “Friends of the Marcellus Shale” held a rally that drew about 40 people to the portico of the City-County Building, next to the courthouse on Grant Street. “Say yes to Marcellus,” they chanted. Asked why they were there, rally participants talked about jobs and spin-off […]

SAIC Joins the Marcellus Shale Coalition

MCLEAN, Va. (March 10, 2011) — Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it has joined the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) as an associate member in order to provide technical expertise and demonstrate the company’s strong commitment to the natural gas industry. SAIC has a solid understanding of the multidiscipline permitting, regional geology, water […]

MSC Backs Allegheny Co. Environmental Air Quality Task Force Recommendations

Canonsburg, PA – At a meeting scheduled for tomorrow, the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) will consider and review a set of recommendations to enhance transparency, streamline permitting processes and strengthen overall enforcement, which, taken together, aim to increase the region’s air quality. These Environmental Air Quality Task Force recommendations were released in a December 2009 […]

MSC: New, Fact-Based DEP Water Results “Encouraging”

Leading industry group announces $100k fund to heighten water monitoring, establishment of Energy Research Collaborative Canonsburg, PA – As the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) unveiled a sweeping set of water quality monitoring results from November through December of 2010 associated with Marcellus Shale development across the Commonwealth, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today […]

MSC, Gov. Ridge Highlight Industry’s Commitment to the Community, Transparency

Canonsburg, PA – Aligned with the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) Guiding Principles, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, industry leaders, and executives from MarkWest – one of nearly 170 MSC member companies – discussed a broad range of shale gas development related issues yesterday with elected officials, underscoring the industry’s commitment to transparency. Subsequent to the […]

AP, NYT Wide of the Target on Water Management, Recycling

Canonsburg, PA – Pennsylvania leads the nation in recycling water used to produce clean-burning natural gas from shale formations – a process that has been refined, enhanced, and expanded widely over the past year. At the same time, Pennsylvania has regulations and laws in place to ensure water is managed effectively and in a way […]

MSC Letter to Del. Gov. Markell on DRBC

With this week’s oral testimony in Honesdale, PA; Liberty, NY; and Trenton, NJ now complete, we thank the Commission for the fair and open way it has managed the public comment period to date. This week’s public hearings afforded a firsthand, in-person opportunity for a variety of stakeholders to respond to the Commission’s proposed regulations.

Marcellus Shale Coalition Hires Three New Staff Members

Youngstown Vindicator The Marcellus Shale Coalition has hired three new staff members. Steve Forde was hired as policy and communications director. Christopher Heck was hired as membership services director. Helen Goodman was hired as conference director. The Marcellus Shale Coalition is a Canonsburg, Pa.-based organization representing more than 165 companies that extract natural gas from […]