Archives for September 2012


RT @AP: RT @AP: Gas drilling process called hydraulic fracturing rattles energy markets from Washington to Moscow to Beijing: …


[email protected]: U.S. #NaturalGas Threatening Russia’s Grip On European Market #Marcellus #AmericanEnergy #Freedom #ShaleGas


“#Marcellus #Shale is going to be a part of Pa.’s economy for a long time” writes @delcotimes #LearnAboutShale #WeAgree


Must Read @delcotimes editorial: Marcus Hook’s new motto: We #Shale overcome; #Marcellus “opening doors, saving jobs”


More consumer savings tied to #Marcellus #ShaleGas as regional #naturalgas bills drop again, via @PittsburghPG


Adorable MSC supporter at 3 Rivers Challenge reception at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.


MSC President Katie Klaber kicks off 3 Rivers Challenge weigh-in.


MSC booth at 3 Rivers Challenge on Pgh North Shore; conversations all day on clean-burning #NatGas. #LearnAboutShale


MSC 3 Rivers Challenge winds down today on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, weigh-in at 6pm.


RT @ANGAus: RT @ANGAus: Thanks to the safe and responsible development of American #natgas, Philadelphia’s economy is on the upswing …

What types of businesses are attracted?

According to the Pennsylvania College of Technology, 150 occupations and 420 individuals are required to drill and complete a single Marcellus Shale natural gas well. These businesses range from local hardware stores and environmental consulting firms, to water treatment facilities, and manufacturers of all sizes, including well-known companies like U.S. Steel. The Pennsylvania Department of […]

Is the industry documenting the reduction in the number of surface acres disturbed as a result of using directional versus conventional vertical wells?

While the Marcellus Shale Coalition does not track those specific figures – primarily because our organization represents operators drilling horizontal, not vertical, wells – the fact is that horizontal drilling, which is almost universally used to produce natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, dramatically reduces surface disturbance while increasing the volume of natural gas extracted. […]

Is the industry willing to listen to landowner requests when locating a pad or ROW?

Absolutely. Lease agreements, or contracts, between natural gas operators and/or pipeline companies and individual land- or mineral-owners can be uniquely tailored to address a broad range of requests. For example, a landowner can choose not to have related infrastructure on their property, which can be written into a lease. Similar to leasing one’s land or […]


RT @Energy21: RT @Energy21: [email protected]: Consumers are clear winners of responsible #shale #gas development. #energy


MUST READ: How #ShaleGas Can Benefit Us and the #Environment, via @freakonomics #Marcellus #NaturalGas


RT @freakonomics: RT @freakonomics: How Shale Gas Can Benefit Us and the Environment


[email protected]: #Energy could re-industrialize Pa., via @oronline #WeAgree #NatGas


RT @EnergyfromShale: RT @EnergyfromShale: [email protected]: “Marcellus development is creating tens of thousands of jobs at a time when they’re most needed.” h …


“Thanks to tightly regulated American #NatGas development, our region’s economy is on the upswing” #Marcellus #Jobs


MSC’s Klaber: “Expanded #NatGas production from the #Marcellus Shale is leading to lower, more affordable energy costs”