Archives for October 2011

MSC President Kathryn Klaber on Fox Business: “Shale Gas Has Changed the Game”

Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, Marcellus Shale Coalition president and executive director Kathryn Klaber appeared on Fox Business’ “After the Bell” where she discussed responsible American natural gas development, the tens of thousands of jobs our industry is creating, and the proactive, common sense efforts the MSC continues to take to ensure we get this historic […]

MSC Co-Hosts Supply Chain Forums in Clearfield, Butler Counties

Local small businesses gain insight into needs, opportunities in region’s natural gas industry Canonsburg, Pa. – As responsible natural gas development continues to expand across the region, so too are the growing opportunities for local businesses looking to support the Marcellus Shale supply chain. That was the focus of two recent forums co-hosted by the […]

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Steel companies, unions set goals

Groups advocate for steel, gas growth By Tracie Mauriello HARRISBURG — The steel industry and its workers are forging a new alliance to press for legislation and policies they believe will help grow their segment of the economy. “We realized there could be a better effort on our part to help lawmakers and the public […]

Wheeling News-Register editorial: Gas Industry Disclosure Wise

Oil and gas well fracturing has been around for more than 60 years. We have heard of no major environmental problems from “fracking” – yet it has become a subject of controversy during the past few years. Most major players in the gas drilling boom in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania are involved in an […]

Associated Press: Pa. industry group to disclose drilling chemicals

PITTSBURGH — Members of the leading Marcellus Shale industry group in Pennsylvania will voluntarily disclose chemicals used in each natural gas well as of Jan. 1, the organization said. An environmental group applauded the move, but said it’s not enough. The Marcellus Shale Coalition represents many of the largest gas drillers in Pennsylvania. The drillers […]

MSC Unveils New Video: “Building a Stronger, More Secure America”

Canonsburg, Pa. – At this week’s annual meeting of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) — where more than 250 natural gas-related companies reinforced their commitment to environmental and operational transparency and safety — the organization released a new video entitled, “The Marcellus Shale: Building a Stronger, More Secure America.” The video highlights strong job creation in […]

Following Annual Meeting, MSC Focused on Building Upon Year’s Positive Progress in 2012

Hydraulic fracturing disclosure adopted for organization’s members Canonsburg, Pa. – At its second annual members meeting this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) — among the largest industry trade organizations in the region, representing more than 250 member companies — sharpened its outlook for 2012 with a focus on building upon the many of successes […]

Washington Observer-Reporter – Report: Marcellus jobs juggernaut continues

The Marcellus Shale industry was responsible for creating 1,329 jobs within its core industries in Southwestern Pennsylvania, a 198.4 percent jump between the first quarter of 2008 and 2011, according to a report released this month by the state Department of Labor & Industry. According to L&I’s “Marcellus Fast Facts” report prepared by its Center […]

New Pa. Govt. Data Demonstrates Powerful Job Creation Impact of Marcellus Shale

Marcellus jobs soar 2,076% along Northern Tier; 214,000 Marcellus-Related Jobs in Pa. Canonsburg, Pa. — New state government data further underscores the enormous economic impact tied to the responsible development of clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale across the Commonwealth. Currently, 214,000 jobs across the state are tied the natural gas industry, according […]

The Marcellus Shale: Building a Stronger, More Secure America

MSC letter on Aggregation

MSC White Paper on Source Determinations for the Oil and Gas Industry for Transmittal to BAQ Version 2

Who Says We Don’t Make Anything In America Anymore?

New Nat’l Poll: 80% of US Voters Back Job-Creating American Natural Gas Development Canonsburg, Pa. – There’s a common perception that America’s manufacturing base has been significantly eroded, a function of increasing competition in the global marketplace and other factors. While it’s true that U.S.-based manufacturers are facing a host of challenges, the fact cannot […]

NPR: Gas Drilling Boom Brings New Life To Steel Industry

by Jeff Brady A natural gas drilling boom in Pennsylvania is helping the economies of Rust Belt cities long accustomed to bad news. Drilling requires steel — lots of it — and that has manufacturers expanding and hiring new workers. While much attention has been paid to the environmental risks of drilling into the Marcellus […]

MSC’s Klaber in the Post-Gazette: Natural Gas “The Jobs Plan America Should Embrace”

Kathryn Klaber: Domestic natural gas At a time when we’re hungry for work, it’s the jobs plan America should embrace Tuesday, October 11, 2011 We hope the president and leaders across the nation will embrace the historic economic, environmental and energy security opportunity that exists “in the shale under our feet.” President Barack Obama will […]

Centre Daily Times op-ed: Gas industry helps out in time of need

By Laurie Alberts Salita [Natural gas] industry representatives have acted like good neighbors. In the days after [Tropical Storm] Lee’s wrath, producers, developers and service companies alike worked with Pennsylvanians to assist residents, preserve the land, protect the waterways and rebuild the roads. Tropical Storm Lee deposited record-breaking rainwater in north and central Pennsylvania on […]

MSC Team Expands, Adds Staff Leads on Government Affairs, Finance

Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today announced the addition of two new staff members — Amber Benzon, director of government affairs, and Robert Petrilli, vice president of finance and administration. “We’re pleased to welcome Robert and Amber to our staff and into an organization committed to the economic, environmental, and energy security […]

Financial Times – US shale gas bonanza: New wells to draw on

Now the technology exists to extract the reserves, the promise is of an industrial renaissance By Ed Crooks The implications for long-depressed rust belt US states are momentous. … An impending economic revolution. At a gloomy time for the US economy, the oil and gas sector is a light that burns brightly. As well as […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Policy Recommendations

Canonsburg, Pa. – Responding to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale policy recommendations released today at an event in Pittsburgh, Marcellus Shale Coalition president and executive director Kathryn Z. Klaber issued the followed statement: “Pennsylvanians are realizing the countless benefits – more affordable energy costs, environmental advantages of increased natural gas use, economic revival of […]

Danville Daily Item: Marcellus Shale fuels trucking jobs

By Evamarie Socha “Safety, safety, safety. That is our first concern,” he said. “We train our people extensively. We have some of the best in the business at that.” SUNBURY — If you have a commercial driver’s license, the job is yours. While statistics vary on how much Marcellus Shale is fueling state employment numbers, […]

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Energy sector fuels jobs surge in Western Pennsylvania

By Timothy Puko and Rick Wills The Marcellus shale gas rush has fueled much of the recent growth in Washington County. Two Pittsburgh-area counties are showing some of the fastest job growth in the country, and the energy sector is a big contributor, according to federal statistics released on Friday and analysis from local experts. […]