Archives for June 2013

MSC’s Kathryn Klaber discusses the positive global benefits

MSC’s Kathryn Klaber discusses the positive global benefits of clean-burning #NatGas at Cove Point. #LNG #Marcellus http://t.co/aBhvLvhGDb

Great tour today of Dominion’s Cove Point, Md. #LNG facility

Great tour today of Dominion’s Cove Point, Md. #LNG facility! #AmericanEnergy = #Jobs http://t.co/Ligr6k1AuR

More from our Dominion Cove Point, Md. #LNG facility tour to

More from our Dominion Cove Point, Md. #LNG facility tour today. #Marcellus #ShaleGas http://t.co/IWovSuV3MG

ICYMI: @iea predicts #NaturalGas will play a bigger role in

ICYMI: @iea predicts #NaturalGas will play a bigger role in transportation via @forbes http://t.co/zakNTSa6fT #Marcellus #LearnAboutShale

Liberty Utilities announced today plans to add 14 compressed

Liberty Utilities announced today plans to add 14 compressed #NaturalGas (#CNG) vehicles to its fleet http://t.co/4n8Q8w5Ff1

Clinton County to get $606,431 from #Marcellus #ShaleGas imp

Clinton County to get $606,431 from #Marcellus #ShaleGas impact fee via @TheExpressPA http://t.co/WcHEXSPQCS #NaturalGas #AmericanEnergy

What They’re Saying About #NaturalGas: “Local Resource,

What They’re Saying About #NaturalGas: “Local Resource, Providing Local #Jobs, Contributing to the Local #Economy” http://t.co/2kWil6N7Zp

RT @tribunedemocrat: Chevron to drill gas well in Somerset C

RT @tribunedemocrat: Chevron to drill gas well in Somerset County http://t.co/WX0SfBDWs5

E&E News: USGS Finds Natural Methane in Pa. Water

By Ellen M. Gilmer, E&E reporter U.S. Geological Survey researchers are adding to the growing volume of research surrounding methane in Pennsylvania water. A small USGS sampling found high levels of naturally occurring methane in two of 20 randomly selected private water wells. Five other wells also contained some levels of methane, but the source […]

What They’re Saying About Natural Gas: “Local Resource, Providing Local Jobs, Contributing to the Local Economy”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Every day and all over the world, new voices are joining the conversation about the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas. From job creation to growth in the transportation sector and improved national security, this historic energy renaissance continues to evolve. Here’s what they’re saying: CREATING GOOD JOBS, BOOSTING COMMUNITIES Nearly […]

RT @NGInews: USGS Finds Methane in Pennsylvania Water Wells

RT @NGInews: USGS Finds Methane in Pennsylvania Water Wells Before Drilling http://t.co/7U0TqnXugu #shale

RT @shaledaily: USGS Finds Methane in Pennsylvania Water Wel

RT @shaledaily: USGS Finds Methane in Pennsylvania Water Wells Before Drilling http://t.co/JHnbm2bcAa #shale

$57,000 in #Marcellus #ShaleGas drilling fees earmarked for

$57,000 in #Marcellus #ShaleGas drilling fees earmarked for municipalities in Penn-Trafford via @TribLIVE http://t.co/Me0q4WRP29 #NaturalGas

[email protected]: U.S. the world’s top #NaturalGas producer bc

[email protected]: U.S. the world’s top #NaturalGas producer bc “of the advances we’ve done” with #HydraulicFracturing http://t.co/YbXKuMIlPM

RT @PghBizTimes: #Energy industry drives #Pittsburgh office

RT @PghBizTimes: #Energy industry drives #Pittsburgh office market http://t.co/RvA9TatE7n

RT @AmChemistry: Cordle: Thanks to abundant #naturalgas, US

RT @AmChemistry: Cordle: Thanks to abundant #naturalgas, US chem & plastics production is expected to more than double to 70 million tons b…

New @USGS study: Naturally occurring methane can be found in

New @USGS study: Naturally occurring methane can be found in water wells in areas where no #natgas development occurs http://t.co/f2xEmZA2LS

#Shale “has literally transformed the financial landscape of

#Shale “has literally transformed the financial landscape of the central corridor; creating jobs and rising incomes” http://t.co/2aW0vOd4fg

RT @RyderPR: Ryder now offers light & medium duty compre

RT @RyderPR: Ryder now offers light & medium duty compressed natural gas vehicles for lease or rent. Read about it here. #NGV #CNG http://t…

[email protected] editorial: Rail was supposedly dead a gene

[email protected] editorial: Rail was supposedly dead a generation ago; now a major cog in Pa.’s #NaturalGas industry http://t.co/GsCkIzaBK3

[email protected]: Everyday people benefit from #energy, whe

[email protected]: Everyday people benefit from #energy, whether they’re drilling a gas well or building a rail car http://t.co/GsCkIzaBK3

[email protected]: Domestic #energy production is leading to a mor

[email protected]: Domestic #energy production is leading to a more secure energy future & economic prosperity. http://t.co/mVDgsrIt3A #Marcellus

Great @JudgeTedPoe op-ed about the economic & geopolitic

Great @JudgeTedPoe op-ed about the economic & geopolitical benefits of #NaturalGas exports http://t.co/0vSV7eBO45 via @HoustonChron #LNG

[email protected] Says U.S. #NaturalGas Output to Accelerate Next Year,

[email protected] Says U.S. #NaturalGas Output to Accelerate Next Year, via @BloombergNews http://t.co/hUh6ajZSOC #Marcellus #ShaleGas

RT @js_biz: Frito-Lay opens CNG station <a href="http://t.co

RT @js_biz: Frito-Lay opens CNG station http://t.co/VDOB9U3gn1

Driving The Alternative Fuel Movement, @Fritolay Unveils Inv

Driving The Alternative Fuel Movement, @Fritolay Unveils Investment In Compressed #NaturalGas Infrastructure http://t.co/djQqJQsqH6 #CNG

RT @WSJchina: Natural Gas Seen as Major New Transport Fuel <

RT @WSJchina: Natural Gas Seen as Major New Transport Fuel http://t.co/WbEHM5rydV

RT @WSJopinion: How Adam Smith Revived America’s Oil Patch <

RT @WSJopinion: How Adam Smith Revived America’s Oil Patch http://t.co/UsVhhNhtMF

RT @Fritolay: Take a look at one of our #FritoCNGFleet truck

RT @Fritolay: Take a look at one of our #FritoCNGFleet trucks – 300-800 miles a fill-up depending on fuel tank size! http://t.co/5cLZptlXHg

RT @FTS_INTL: FTS International and Cabot Oil & Gas use

RT @FTS_INTL: FTS International and Cabot Oil & Gas use natural gas to power equipment for hydraulic fracturing-Pleasanton Express http://t…

RT @CNNMoney: The rise in U.S. oil production is not only ke

RT @CNNMoney: The rise in U.S. oil production is not only keeping prices down, it’s limiting the power of #OPEC. http://t.co/U0akAF0NQL

[email protected]: Newark’s planned new fleet of “cleaner #CNG fu

[email protected]: Newark’s planned new fleet of “cleaner #CNG fueled trucks” will include garbage trucks, street sweepers http://t.co/UYjSmIeklm

MSC member Noble Energy: “The #Marcellus Shale is a world-cl

MSC member Noble Energy: “The #Marcellus Shale is a world-class resource, and the future is bright.” via @oronline http://t.co/nZVf4PrPM3

MSC member @Range_Resources directly employs 300 in WashCo;

MSC member @Range_Resources directly employs 300 in WashCo; another 5,000 through its contractors via @oronline http://t.co/nZVf4PrPM3 #Jobs

Great @FERC map on how safe U.S. #NaturalGas development ben

Great @FERC map on how safe U.S. #NaturalGas development benefits consumers, #mfg http://t.co/FFDrscPhjY #AmericanEnergy #Marcellus

RT to show your support for #American competitiveness tied t

RT to show your support for #American competitiveness tied to #NaturalGas http://t.co/UyDKQeDBuV cc: @RepEdWhitfield http://t.co/dB8WuxDKyh

[email protected] commissioners discuss #Marcellus Shale’s “g

[email protected] commissioners discuss #Marcellus Shale’s “great benefits” & “tremendous boost” http://t.co/GNLzqLTcpZ via @CBSPittsburgh

Does #NaturalGas create #jobs? Great question. Want to know

Does #NaturalGas create #jobs? Great question. Want to know the answer? Visit http://t.co/3YSFKsvKLv. #ShaleGas #Marcellus #LearnAboutShale

What are you (MSC Member cos.) doing to diversity your supply chain and workforce, especially in terms of race & gender?

Thank you for the question. The Marcellus Shale Coalition, and our member companies are committed to diversifying the natural gas supply chain. We have partnered with the African American Chamber of Commerce in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, as well as regional business groups to host supply chain forums to inform minority owned companies of the […]

What are ALL of the known risks of this?

Like any industrial process, there is always some risk associated. The natural gas industry is not any different. However, mitigating those risks, through robust and sound environmental regulations and a commitment by the industry to operate in accordance with those regulations, is key to mitigating risk and responsibly developing clean-burning natural gas. Here in Pennsylvania, […]

How safe are extraction methods? Is it well regulated?

Natural gas development and production is highly- and effectively-regulated, with a broad range of safeguards and operational practices in place to ensure that our environment is protected. Click here and here to learn more.

Does it create jobs?

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (L&I), more than 240,000 jobs are supported by the natural gas industry here in Pennsylvania. Nationally,  IHS Global Insight recently found that natural gas development generated 600,000 jobs in 2010 and projected that to grow to 870,000 by 2015 and 1.2 million jobs by 2035. Recently, […]

Montgomery County Courts have given me a wage attachment that Shell cannot pay. I am a contractor. When will I benefit from the 12 Life Saving Rules by being given full custody of my daughter and pay commensurate with my skills and potential?

Thank you for your question, however we are not in a position to offer legal advice on your specific situation.  

How much do you pay lobbyists every year?

Like all major industries, engaging and educating public officials is critical to make certain we get this historic opportunity right for all 12 million Pennsylvanians. This requires the industry to employ government affairs professionals who provide expert insight on how various proposals will impact industry operations. Here in Pennsylvania, led by the Marcellus Shale Coalition, […]

What are the 3 biggest, long term risk to this country caused by drilling for natural gas?

While we appreciate your concerns, we certainly do not agree with the unsubstantiated premise that long-term risks associated with natural gas development – a tightly-regulated process – exist. We do, however, recognize that the safe, responsible development of clean-burning American natural gas can, and must, play a key role in our nation’s energy, environmental and […]

How will you manage the risks from climate change? Nat gas still contributes to CO2&CH4. Will you support Carbon Capture and sequestration?

Natural gas is a clean-burning fuel with real environmental benefits. With record volumes of natural gas now being produced here in Pennsylvania and across the country, air quality is actually improving, as recently noted by the Wall Street Journal. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States are at near […]

Why would you think we want it?

Individual landowners make a decision on whether or not lease their land for energy development. More broadly speaking, 96 percent of all goods used and consumed each day are touched by chemistry, which natural gas serves as a foundational feedstock. Without natural gas, computers, clothing, consumers electronics and other everyday household goods would not be […]

How can we get legislation to fuel vehicles with natural gas and the benefits to other sectors and better air quality?

There is actually a lot of work being done to increase the use of natural gas in our vehicles. Gov. Tom Corbett, along with Democrat and Republican governors from across the country, are advancing practical policies aimed at expanding natural gas vehicles and refueling availability. In April, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives began considering several bills, collectively known as the […]

Why should profits from fracking take precedence over the environment?

That’s really a false premise and is certainly not the case in Pennsylvania. We can, and must, balance the safe development of job-creating American natural gas with proper environmental safeguards and protections. And not only is it in our member companies’ business interests to protect our environment, but our industry support nearly 240,000 Pennsylvania jobs. […]

Why do we need to disturb the Marcellus shale?

As you may know, the Marcellus Shale is considered to be the world’s second largest natural gas field – behind one in Iran. These enormous amounts of clean-burning American natural gas, which are being safely and responsibly developed, are fostering job creation, bolstering energy security, generating hundreds of millions of dollars through taxes and fees, […]