Archives for October 2012


RT @GovernorVA: RT @GovernorVA: [email protected] is investing $150M to convert its Giles County facility to natural gas. Will create 22 new full-time jobs. ht …


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ICYMI: Pa. DEP sec. Michael Krancer talks safe, job-creating #Marcellus #ShaleGas on @KDKARadio #NatGas


Ready for winter? One County is Looking Into #NaturalGas Powered Snowplows, via @23WIFR #Marcellus #ShaleGas


A new Maine hospital signs natural gas deal–it will save the hospital about $600,000/year. #AmericanEnergy #natgas


MaineGeneral signs 10-year deal with Maine Natural Gas for new hospital heating. Read More: #NatGas #AmericanEnergy


Want to be powered on low-cost efficient #natgas? Production begins for Ram 2500 Compressed Natural Gas Truck…


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Shale Energy Leading to New US Independence: RECAP: #Marcellus #Shale


You ask, we answer! Q: Is hydraulic fracturing safe? A: #LearnAboutShale #Marcellus #Shale


Safe #ShaleGas developmet transforming the US economy via @smh #Jobs #Mfg #NatGas #Marcellus


#Marcellus #ShaleGas production is positively impacting every square inch of Pa. & powering an American renaissance


You ask, we answer… Q: How can I get a job in the #Marcellus #Shale industry? A: #LearnAboutShale #jobs

Is there a way to save and even expand jobs here through the Marcus Hook refinery, for example? What is going on with Sunoco and Carlyle?

There absolutely is a way to save these critical jobs and create even more employment opportunities across southeastern Pennsylvania’s refinery and processing industry. MSC president Kathryn Klaber, in a recent Philadelphia Inquirer column, writes this about this positive progress underway: Philadelphia’s refinery sites are experiencing new life that few could have predicted just a few […]

Recognizing that the multiplier effect from the manufacturing industry and lower cost of energy is significant, what segments of manufacturing are best suited to benefit?

Manufacturing is without question an energy-intensive industry. And as more natural gas is safely produced and brought to market, manufacturers – along with consumers – are seeing enormous benefits. Ross Eisenberg, vice president of energy and resources policy for the National Association of Manufacturers, recently told The Oklahoman that energy independence could also make the […]

How can I get a job in the Marcellus Shale industry?

While the national economy continues to face strong headwinds, especially in terms of job creation, the region’s natural gas industry is helping to create literally tens of thousands of good jobs at a time when they’re most needed. In fact, according to a recent USA Today article, “Since 2002, the exploration of natural gas deposits […]

Do the residents in the area of the drilling really approve?

According to public opinion polls, support for natural gas production in and around communities where these activities are taking place is very strong. These communities often have the lowest unemployment rates and most jobs, and are seeing major upticks in tax revenue. And local businesses along the supply chain are seeing positive growth, too. This […]

Is it something for cars?

Absolutely. Natural gas is being used, more and more, to power our nation’s growing transportation needs in the form of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). According to the U.S. Department of Energy, there are currently 519 commercial CNG fueling stations across the country; an interactive map is available here. On a […]

I’m concerned about the volume of water used to frack one well. Can this water be reused before being injected into a storage well?

Experts from Penn State University have complied a great deal of data regarding water use and hydraulic fracturing. This from the PSU experts: Each drill site requires between 3 and 5 million gallons of water per frack. Pennsylvania uses about 8-10 million gallons of water per day for Marcellus Shale drilling, which represents approximately .1% […]

With respect to the impact fee, why was the industry getting a free ride? Teachers were losing their jobs coincidently at the same time as the impact fee debate was going on, which didn’t help the situation.

Natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale continues to generate enormous amounts of state, county and local tax revenues, in addition to revenues from the newly-enacted bipartisan impact fee. Here’s more information about the revenues being generated, benefiting every Pennsylvanian, thanks to safe natural gas development.  The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) released impact fee […]

Where is it?

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conversation and Natural Resources, “The Marcellus Shale is prevalent throughout much of the Appalachian basin and most of Pennsylvania, although its depth and thickness are variable.” And Penn State University researchers have this map of the formation, including the Marcellus Shale’s thickness across the region.

If unconventional shale gas drilling wasn’t proved safe, how did it become exempt from environmental laws in 2005?

We’ve been asked on occasion whether the natural gas industry — specifically hydraulic fracturing — earned an exemption from a series of federal laws, including the Safe Drinking Water Act, as part of the bipartisan 2005 energy bill. The short and factual answer is no. Hydraulic fracturing has never been regulated under this law. Fracturing, […]

Are there local jobs being created?

Absolutely. The safe development of clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale continues to be a powerful job-creating engine. And while there is no current Marcellus Shale production in southeastern Pennsylvania, and therefore not actual drilling jobs in the region, the growing and robust supply chain that supports well site and midstream activities is […]

Does natural gas drilling impact our water?

Natural gas development from the Marcellus Shale is water-intensive, yet there are a host of regulations, safeguards and practices in place to ensure that our region’s water resources are effectively managed and protected. According to Penn State University researchers, Pa. “DEP requires an approved water management plan in connection with the gas well permit to […]

Is hydraulic fracturing safe?

Commonly referred to as “fracking,” hydraulic fracturing is a tightly-regulated well completion technology has been used more than 1.2 million times in the United States over the past 60 years. And here in Pennsylvania, we have some of the strongest regulations in place to ensure that fracturing is done in a way that protects our […]


New Blog: Global Eyes Remain on Pa’s Mighty Marcellus Shale #marcellus #shale #americanrevolution #jobs


RT @AmericaPowered: RT @AmericaPowered: EDITORIAL: Natural Gas has the Potential to Change the World


Via @Telegraph: Wonders of US #shalegas continue to amaze; driving America’s industrial resurgence #Jobs #Mfg #NatGas


Must Read @PittsburghPG op-ed: With the #Marcellus Shale, Pa.’s becoming a responsible #energy capital #Jobs #NatGas

Global Eyes Remain on Pa.’s Mighty Marcellus Shale

The safe, tightly-regulated development of Pennsylvania’s job-creating natural gas resources from the Marcellus Shale continues to have a global reach. In fact, following last week’s front-page Wall Street Journal story about the positive impact Marcellus Shale natural gas development continues to have on our region’s manufacturing base, the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper details how America’s […]

Oil & Gas Journal: Helping Marcellus Communities

Marcellus Shale Coalition Pres. Kathryn Klaber said it further underscores that Marcellus production “is positively impacting every square inch of the commonwealth.” She said, “These critical resources will help ensure that local governments are equipped to make the most of this historic opportunity.” By Nick Snow, Washington Editor Pennsylvania’s impact fees have raised more than […]


Release: MSC Postpones October 30 Transportation Safety Program Due to Weather, Safety Concerns.


Regions across WV benefit from #Marcellus #shalegas drilling operations #Jobs #NatGas

MSC Postpones October 30 Transportation Safety Program Due to Weather, Safety Concerns

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today announced that it will postpone its Transportation Safety Day and Flagger Training program, scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in Mansfield, Pa., due to weather and safety concerns associated with Hurricane Sandy’s expected landfall along the east coast over the next several days.  Pennsylvania Gov. Tom […]


RT @PhillyInquirer: RT @PhillyInquirer: Pa. towns savor drilling impact-fee checks


RT @UnshackleNY: RT @UnshackleNY: New poll finds that more New Yorkers than before support natural gas drilling in state.


RT @DandC: RT @DandC: More New Yorkers support fracking, poll says #ROC


VIDEO: Safe #Marcellus #ShaleGas Development is Powering an American Renaissance #AmericanEnergy #NatGas #Jobs #Mfg


MSC member @FTS_INTL leveraging clean-burning #NaturalGas to power its trucks #CNG #ShaleGas #NatGas


More trucks across America continue to run on #NaturalGas via @OdessaAmerican #ShaleGas #CNG #NatGas


Pennsylvania Plans First Power Plants Fueled by #Marcellus #Gas #jobs #americanenergy


RT @PghBizTimes: RT @PghBizTimes: Seneca, EQT, Consol test out natural gas powered rigs


Nat’l Television to Showcase First 3 Rivers Challenge Pro Fishing Tournament cc: @NBCSN #Marcellus #ShaleGas


RT @GoErie: RT @GoErie: Lt. Gov. Cawley in Erie cites benefits of compressed natural gas


MSC in @TLnews: #Marcellus revenues “proof of natural gas benefits” for the entire Commonwealth #NatGas #Jobs


[email protected]: #Marcellus #ShaleGas paying “major dividends, including in family-sustaining jobs, for our region”


Drivers are next in line to benefit from the U.S. #ShaleGas boom. #NatGas #Marcellus


RT @Aolenergy: RT @Aolenergy: Pennsylvania Plans First Power Plants Fueled by Marcellus Gas


New @SienaCollege poll shows growing support for #HydraulicFracturing in NY State #Marcellus #ShaleGas #Jobs

National Television to Showcase First 3 Rivers Challenge Pro Fishing Tournament

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The celebrated Marcellus Shale Coalition 3 Rivers Challenge pro fishing charity tournament, featuring 14 of the USA’s top bass and walleye anglers, will make its national television debut 3 p.m. (ET) Sunday, October 28, on the NBC Sports Network. A pdf. version of this release is available here. Part of the FLW […]