Archives for March 2013


#SmallBiz owner to @NatResources: #NatGas creating a “bright future to keep our children here where they were raised”


MSC member Paul Battista tells @NatResources: #Marcellus #ShaleGas development is good for America #WeAgree #SmallBiz


New on the blog: Homegrown #Energy = Homegrown #Jobs #Marcellus #AmericanEnergy


Compressed #NaturalGas fueling stations popping up across #Alabama, via @aldotcom #RollTide #CNG

Pa. Small Business Owners Tout Marcellus Shale Benefits on Capitol Hill

Today, two western Pennsylvania small business owners took their success stories to Washington, DC, testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. At today’s hearing – titled “America’s Onshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices” – Paul Battista (an MSC member) and Frank Puskarich spoke of the […]


TUNE IN: @NatResources hearing @ 11 EST featuring Pa. #smallbiz owners benefitting from #Marcellus #ShaleGas

Philadelphia Tribune: Marcellus Shale Coalition Chief Touts Potential, Prosperity

Written by Larry Miller Kathryn Klaber, CEO of the Marcellus Shale Coalition said the development of the resources will bring a new level of prosperity to Pennsylvania – a state which like so many others – has been hit hard by economic down turns. The Marcellus Shale formation is a vast reservoir of natural gas […]

Marcellus Shale: Homegrown Energy, Homegrown Jobs

Clean, affordable, safely-produced American natural gas is not only helping to lower taxes and energy bills, but it’s also providing our tremendous source of job and career opportunities for Pennsylvanians. In short, this historic opportunity is a job-creating, economy-boosting machine that’s Powering an American Renaissance. Union, non-union, industry-based, or ancillary – the safe, responsible shale gas […]


RT @AEI: Gas-guzzling companies seek to restrict natural gas exports @Mark_J_Perry


Interesting @SavannahNow op-ed: Exporting #NaturalGas will benefit Georgia #LNG


[email protected] asks: Why do Hollywood celebrities hate #fracking? via @fxnopinion #ShaleGas


RT @The_Forecaster: Cumberland, Falmouth, Yarmouth leaders move closer to natural gas deal | The Forecaster


Fayette Co. considers using #Marcellus impact fees for capital projects & repairs, via @triblive


The #Marcellus #ShaleGas industry has created about 234,000 #Jobs in PA, and estimates show 93% are local @triblive


[email protected] to open New School of Petroleum and #NaturalGas, via @WBRETV #Jobs #Marcellus


RT @MBAofWPA: @James_Constr @marcellusgas a great turnout indeed which is fitting since it was a great event.


Coming soon to #Jacksonville: Trucks fueled with #NaturalGas, via @JaxBizJournal #ShaleGas #CNG


Waste Pro is building a new #CNG station to take advantage of cleaner, cheaper #NaturalGas via @JaxBizJournal


RT @nytenvironment: Square Feet: Natural Gas Industry Drives Construction Surge in Ohio


RT @IOGANY: Mtg w/Sen Libous, he paints a vivid pic of Cuomo admin. It’s come down to a choice re #natgas: Poverty or Prosperity? http:/ …


[email protected] reports on key #SOTU proposals, including: Encourage #NaturalGas Use #ShaleGas #HydraulicFracturing


RT @IOGANY: Our members are in Albany with a simple message: It’s time for NY to become part of America’s energy future …


Have questions about #ShaleGas? Visit to see real questions from real people. #LearnAboutShale #Marcellus #NatGas

How long will this go on? What is the longevity of the opportunity?

As you may know, the Marcellus Shale is considered to potentially be the world’s second-largest natural-gas field. A recent IHS report (more info here, too) underscores the fact that safe American oil and natural gas from shale formations will continue to expand, adding more jobs and economic activity, for decades: IHS’s October 2012 report, America’s […]

Why is New York not so much for it?

Well, we certainly won’t try to speak to the preferences of New Yorkers, but we can offer up some public polling data. A recent Sienna College poll shows that 50% of suburban New Yorkers support natural gas development in upstate New York (compared to 32% who oppose). In New York City, 41% of those polled […]

Does the Commonwealth receive 20% from each well?

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through Act 13, receives an impact fee on each Marcellus shale well which is then distributed to local municipalities, counties and state agencies. More details on the impact fee distribution and rates is available on the Pa. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s website. In 2012 alone, $204 million in impact fee dollars […]


Great @nytdavidbrooks column today about the clear economic, environmental & geopolitical benefits of #ShaleGas


RT @nytdavidbrooks: OP-ED COLUMNIST; The Axis of Ennui


(VIDEO) #Marcellus #ShaleGas allowing local govts. to cut taxes for Pennsylvanians, via @WNEP


RT @nytopinion: Op-Ed Columnist: The Axis of Ennui


Mitchell Co., Texas getting a new 726-MW #NaturalGas power plant, via @ReporterNews #Energy


[email protected] editorial: #NaturalGas is affordable, environmentally friendly & an abundant supply is available


RT @EnergyTomorrow: Via @MarcellusGas: (VIDEO) Celebrities Entitled to Own Opinions, Not Own Facts – via @Varneyco …


RT @wnep: Gas Impact Fee Cuts Township’s Property Taxes In Half


[email protected] to Buy 50 Freightliner Trucks With #CNG Engines via @TransportTopics #NatGas


Maine Paper Industry Turns to #NaturalGas to Cut Costs #Mfg #ShaleGas


RT @MBAofWPA: The #MBAWPA contractors are looking forward the @MarcellusGas event tomorrow at the IBEW Local 5.


RT @lrozett: Lean Forward! –> More US women employed by #oil & #Natgas industry than ever before http://t …


RT @mbjournal: Senator backs bill aimed at streamlining natural gas exports


RT @CE_NatGas: In a @WSJ interview, @FedEx CEO expects between 5% & 30% of long-haul trucks to be fueled by #NaturalGas. #CNG #LNG | …


Great @AP video, featuring MSC member @Shell_US, about safe, job-creating #Marcellus #ShaleGas development


ICYMI: @exxonmobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson talks #Energy, #ShaleGas on the @CharlieRoseShow


RT @GoErie: GE Transportation eyes natural gas locomotives


(VIDEO) Celebrities Entitled to Own Opinions, Not Own Facts – via @Varneyco #ShaleGas #HydraulicFracturing


Great @bostonherald editorial: #NaturalGas train a-comin’ #Marcellus #ShaleGas


MSC’s Kathryn Klaber in @bctimes: Thanks to #NaturalGas, Beaver Co. is Roaring Back #Marcellus #ShaleGas


Tune In: Tomorrow Night, @FBNStossel Reports on Why #Fracking is Wonderful #Marcellus


America’s Oil, #NatGas Drillers Are On An Epic Job Growth Hot Streak via @businessinsider #Jobs #Marcellus


Thanks for the RT, @Chevron!


RT @repchristiana: Time for Beaver County to follow Allegheny County & PA’s lead. The taxpayers deserve it!