Archives for June 2011

MSC Statement on Keystone Research Center’s Politically-Timed Attack on Family-Sustaining Jobs

Canonsburg, PA – Today, Marcellus Shale Coalition president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement responding to a report issued by the Keystone Research Center calling into question the employment impact associated with responsible shale gas development: “In the heat of a budget battle in Harrisburg, opponents of responsible natural gas development have […]

MSC Member Companies Invest $411 Million in Local, State Roads

Canonsburg, PA – Member companies of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) invested more than $411 million over the past three years to repave, rebuild and improve roadways and transportation infrastructure across the state of Pennsylvania, according to a survey of participating members. Since 2008, approximately 21% of the payments have been made toward local roads, […]

MSC Hits Membership Milestone, Tops 200 Companies

New Executive Committee Member Elected Canonsburg, PA – This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) welcomed its 200th member, passing a significant organizational milestone. Current MSC membership stands at 40 full members and 161 associate members, respectively. Full members are exploration and production companies and midstream/pipeline operators, while associate members — the backbone of the […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Creating Optimism About The Future

“Natural gas from shale is increasingly putting America on a sustainable path to a more competitive and cleaner energy future” “Basically [the Marcellus] saved my company from going under and my home from becoming a statistic” “Marcellus shale drilling activity has [small business owner] feeling pretty optimistic about the future” Marcellus Multiplier “Draws New Companies […]

5 Quotes About Hydraulic Fracturing

Canonsburg, PA – This evening, a U.S. Department of Energy panel focused on hydraulic fracturing – a tightly regulated 60-year-old energy stimulation technology – will hold a public comment forum on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College. Here are five quotes about fracturing that everyone attending should know: Lisa Jackson, President Obama’s Environmental Protection […]

New Report Shows Enormous Potential for Marcellus Development in NY

More than “$11.4 billion in economic output”, tens of thousands of much-needed jobs Canonsburg, Pa. – The environmentally responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s clean-burning American natural gas resources continues to have a transformative economic impact across the regions: tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, hundreds of millions in tax revenues, and billions in economic […]

The Economic Opportunities of Shale Energy Development (Manhattan Institute)

Directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing have unlocked vast new reserves of natural gas in the United States. Development of these resources is now well under way in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Unlike their neighbors to the south, however, New York residents are not directly benefiting from natural gas development as the result of a government-imposed […]

A Pennsylvania Perspective: Getting it right for the commonwealth

Kathryn Z. Klaber Towanda Daily Review June 5, 2011 What do computers, medical equipment and fertilizer have in common? If you guessed not much, think again. These products – like 96 percent of all manufactured goods we use in our daily lives – are made possible by chemistry. A critical component involved in the manufacturing […]