Archives for November 2012

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Great @JLCNY op-ed: Votes are in, and #ShaleGas development is the winner http://t.co/XJBptDlj #Marcellus #NatGas #Jobs

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#NaturalGas Exports Could Lift U.S. Trade and Economy http://t.co/a2qyrKDw via @BloombergView #LNG #NatGas #ShaleGas

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#NaturalGas drillers target US truck, bus market via @AP http://t.co/J0GAye2Q #CNG #NatGas #Marcellus #ShaleGas

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RT @PAGameComm: Deer Hunting Tips! http://t.co/HQOxusGS #HuntPA

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RT @Maykuth: #Shalegas producers turn to ‘green completions’ to cut emissions http://t.co/Ln5CTxQj #marcellus

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RT @Maykuth: Practicing what they preach: #Marcellus producers switch rig fuel to natgas http://t.co/D9OE6UZ0 #shalegas

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Great @abqjournal Editorial: #Energy Independence Within Our Reach http://t.co/HOwjhTpL #AmericanEnergy #ShaleGas #Marcellus

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On this #SmallBusinessSaturday, be sure to visit http://t.co/86W4mn20! #SmallBiz #ShaleGas #Marcellus

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Safe #Marcellus #NaturalGas development supports more than 230k Pa. #jobs. Visit our job portal to learn more http://t.co/dJM9V2kX

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Via @PittsburghPG: @PGHtransit looks at #CNG conversion http://t.co/RtGsL0eg #NatGas #Marcellus #ShaleGas

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Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We are especially grateful for those in our armed forces, many deployed overseas, who keep America safe.

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Safe, #Marcellus #ShaleGas production creates #jobs across the region, via @charleywest http://t.co/xsXxQ4bX #AmericanEnergy

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RT @NYPostOpinion: Andrew’s latest dither (Editorial) http://t.co/Jw5cPbbJ #fracking #nygovcuomo

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MSC’s Steve Forde on @DomShow1210 to discuss the benefits of #NatGas develop to Phila. http://t.co/5wzqOLjd #LearnAboutShale

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Questions about #shale? You ask, we answer. Check out the new Q&As posted today: http://t.co/fT0krWTV #LAS #learnaboutshale

Is that the only way it can be extracted?

The safe, tightly-regulated production of clean-burning natural gas involves several fundamental steps: Companies lease mineral rights from land- and mineral-owners; Companies then perform basic earthmoving activities to prepare a drilling location, or a pad site, for the drilling phase in accordance with local, state and federal regulations; A rig arrives and begins the drilling process, […]

Why not invest in Wind and Solar Energy and leave Oil and Natural Gas’s dirty practices to the Cavemen?

Access to affordable, reliable forms of energy are key to a strong, growing and prosperous economy. From manufacturing to transportation to providing a reliable and efficient means to power our homes and businesses, natural gas is a key and growingly important component of our domestic energy portfolio. Wind and solar also play a critical role, […]

Why doesn’t PA tax gas companies as other states do 5-7% seems reasonable as it is our states natural resources you are profiting from?

In addition to the more than $1.6 billion in state taxes that the natural gas industry has paid since 2006 in Pennsylvania, a recently enacted natural gas impact fee has generated $206 million for various programs, with the majority of these revenues going to local communities. Impact fee disbursements were announced by Governor Tom Corbett […]

Where did the name come from?

The Marcellus Shale – considered “the second largest natural gas field in the world” – was named after the town of Marcellus, New York by American geologist James Hall in 1839. Here, the Marcellus Shale formation comes to the surface in the form of outcrops, which is where geologists first learned of the formation.

Why won’t you disclose the hundreds of chemicals you’re pumping into the ground and back into our watershed here in PA?

A common misconception about these additives is that they are not disclosed. In fact, Pennsylvania’s new bipartisan natural gas law, Act 13, requires natural gas producers to register their fracturing solutions, on a well-by-well basis, on Fracfocus.org. Additives used in the hydraulic fracturing process are readily available here on FracFocus.org and listed below:   On […]

Do the positives outweigh the negatives?

 Absolutely. While natural gas development is indeed a short-term, industrial process, this safe, tightly-regulated production has sparked an American energy revolution – a game-changer – for our nation’s economy and our long-term energy security. From more jobs at a time when they’re most needed, to strengthened energy security and a stronger standing in the global […]

What energy companies are involved?

There are a number of companies involved with responsibly developing natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is proud to represent the majority of these companies. A complete list of exploration and production companies (these are the companies that lease land and develop natural gas), midstream companies (midstream companies build and […]

What is the administration doing to address the needs/concerns of the local communities?

Our state government, as well as the region’s natural gas industry, continue to work collaboratively to ensure that the concerns and needs of local communities across the Commonwealth are effectively addressed. In fact, in addition to the more than $1.6 billion in state taxes that the natural gas industry has paid since 2006 in Pennsylvania, […]

What is the estimated capital investment?

The safe, job-creating development of clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale is without question a capital intensive undertaking. According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business, the estimated total cost of a Marcellus Shale well is $7,651,825. Well costs – which can range from $5-7 million – vary due […]

Where are drilling sites in Potter Co., PA?

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) provides information on its website to assist the public in identifying well locations in each municipality. This year — as of Oct. 5, 2012 — 21 Marcellus Shale wells have been permitted and only one well has been drilled in Potter County (DEP 2012 overview, pg. 5). To […]

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Good @PittsburghPG story on #Marcellus #Shale: Hands-on program delves into shale at South Allegheny #MSC #jobs http://t.co/DidDn2YM

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RT @IPAAaccess: Natural gas production in #Marcellus #Shale up 72% from last year. @UPI http://t.co/Tc9VtZSG

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RT @WJACTV: Seneca Resources discusses Marcellus Shale drilling, addresses misconceptions surrounding industry http://t.co/nr9GChT4

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MSC member co. Seneca Resources discusses #Marcellus #ShaleGas drilling, addresses misconceptions http://t.co/HbsyX5Il via @WJACTV #NatGas

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RT @PAGameComm: The countdown to deer season has begun #WildlifeNews #PGC http://t.co/H2PxMEKF #HuntPA

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ICYMI: @USATODAY’s front page story: #FRACKING GAINS PUBLIC SUPPORT http://t.co/MjnKZ09R Full story here http://t.co/Z9fWa7sX #ShaleGas

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ICYMI: @DanielYergin in @FT: US #energy is changing the world again http://t.co/e9zZnxyp #ShaleGas #Marcellus #AmericanEnery #NatGas

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[email protected] CEO: #Marcellus #ShaleGas development “can be conducted safely. So we support #fracking” http://t.co/tmZeveWD #NatGas #Jobs

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ICYMI: @exxonmobil Executive Speaks on Benefits of #NaturalGas at @LafCol http://t.co/UCofkOQl #ShaleGas #Marcellus #Jobs

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RT @ellengilmer: Good WSJ story on biz side of recycling frack water http://t.co/6SLO1FJa More on disposal methods, rules & trends h …

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#Marcellus #ShaleGas Related Benefits Expanding Across #Philadelphia Region http://t.co/ISinwyhE #Jobs #Mfg #NaturalGas cc @CCPedu

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#NatGas pipeline expansion transports #Marcellus #Shale #Gas through Gloucester County, NJ http://t.co/oBXYjJej @TheSJTimes

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@USATODAY’s front pg: #FRACKING GAINS PUBLIC SUPPORT http://t.co/Syi96kof Full story: http://t.co/Z9fWa7sX #ShaleGas #Marcellus #NatGas

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RT @WJACTV: More Vehicles in Centre County Being Powered by Natural Gas http://t.co/A6Sxk8H7

Marcellus-Related Benefits Expanding Across Philadelphia Region

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The safe, tightly-regulated development of clean-burning domestic natural gas is “firing up an old-fashioned American industrial revival,” strengthening “America’s role in the world,” and putting Pennsylvania on a path toward becoming an “American energy superpower,” all while “saving U.S. consumers billions” in more affordable energy costs. These positive benefits continue to take […]

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Must Read op-ed: Safe #Marcellus #ShaleGas development bringing #energy revolution to #Pennsylvania http://t.co/MBaB6BUI #Jobs #Mfg #NatGas

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RT @PennCollege: Natural gas careers are booming: http://t.co/PuB8nR0E #Marcellus

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@Citi expert: the #Marcellus Shale is creating “phenomenal change” http://t.co/U8MgLo3z #ShaleGas #AmericanEnergy #NatGas

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RT @billingsgazette: Former EPA exec, energy consultant touts benefits of hydraulic fracturing: http://t.co/79kdZzN8 via @billingsgazette

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RT @MBAofWPA: #MBAWPA has begun its seminar on #marcellus shale. @MarcellusGas

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“fracking holds promise of slowing global warming, saving money, boosting the economy and improving national security” http://t.co/ZVj7qATN

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Great @nydailynews editorial: Safe #ShaleGas development “a boon to the economy and the environment” http://t.co/wwrmmaQu #Marcellus #NatGas

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RT @NewsWorksWHYY: Shale gas reshapes U.S. plastics industry http://t.co/020eJGiM

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RT @NYPostOpinion: NY’s national duty (Editorial) http://t.co/IAmOSJAC #fracking

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RT @nytimes: Marcellus Shale County Aims for Long-Term Gain http://t.co/8R6svk2n