Archives for June 2013

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RT @congressblog: The Hill Keep the LNG export permits coming: It would have been hard to imagine just a few years ago that we’d… http://…

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(VIDEO) #CNG Station Planned in Weathersfield, Ohio http://t.co/0aJhUzdE2D via @WKBN #ShaleGas #Marcellus

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Girard, Ohio fetches its 1st #NaturalGas filling station http://t.co/MI0XYocZZo via @vindicator #CNG #Marcellus

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RT @JasonBordoff: My latest op-ed piece on natural gas exports. http://t.co/WjPrxNo6Ki

“Move Over, OPEC”; Shale Gas 21st Century’s “Biggest Innovation”

In a CNBC column this week, world-renowned energy expert Daniel Yergin laid out the clear facts about safe, job-creating American shale gas. Put simply, according to Dr. Yergin, shale gas is “the biggest innovation so far in the 21st century.” Here’s what they’re saying about the responsible development of tightly-regulated domestic natural gas and its […]

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Truck company shows off #naturalgas fueled big rigs http://t.co/B7lxnmfF2N #cng #natgas cc: RyderPR

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RT @EnergyTribune: Trucking Companies Consider Conversion to #NaturalGas http://t.co/5nyuWfLwER

What are the cumulative effects on streams from the extensive new road system being built by the gas industry?

Well site planning and development, including road construction related to oil and gas development, is regulated by numerous government agencies. Wetland crossing, stream crossing and erosion control permits are just a few of the permits and plans required to ensure that streams will not be adversely impacted by shale development. Verifying and mitigating potentially adverse […]

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RT @MonicaTrauzzi: I spoke with @MarcellusGas Kathryn Klaber about interaction and information sharing between the US shale plays: http://t…

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Via @plasticsnews: Another great #NaturalGas supply chain success story http://t.co/sapr00yOKU #CNG cc: @HexagonASA

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Compressed #NaturalGas giving a boost to the Volunteer State’s economy, consumers http://t.co/3efbEXvqXu via @wdefnews12 #CNG #Tennessee

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RT @21WFMJNews: Natural gas station to be constructed in Girard http://t.co/rgX2SQgv3J

How do the drilling companies ‘swap land’?

In some cases, companies who secure leases may exchange or “swap” the land they own to maximize efficiencies with production practices. In the event in which that occurs, the companies involved must honor previous arrangements with landowners, lease holders and each involved party.  

If a patient develops a medical condition due to fracking contamination, is a doctor in Pa. not allowed to discuss the situation with other doctors and patients to minimize health hazards?

Despite claims, Act 13 of 2012 actually bolstered industry transparency regarding treatment of patients, the opposite of what some have erroneously called a “gag order.” The fact is, in the event of an emergency and for purposes of diagnosing a patient, medical professionals have unfettered access to all information related to additives, chemicals or any […]

I was in Wellsboro and the forest is destroyed to install pipelines. How can we make sure that revenue is generated for state and local governments to make this OK?

Two of our Recommended Practices focus on this topic—Pipeline Boring and Site Planning, Development and Restoration—and the exhaustive measures we take as an industry to ensure necessary infrastructure is put into place with a minimal environmental footprint. In addition to the revenue being generated in communities across the commonwealth, Marcellus Shale operators have paid more […]

What is the H2S content of fractille sources natural gas?

Hydrogyn sulfide, or H2S, is a regionally based geologic feature that has not been an issue in the Marcellus Shale formation. H2S is naturally occurring in groundwater, and steps can be taken to treat a home’s water and remove it.

Why is there a plan to do it near schools?

Domestically produced natural gas is a clean-burning energy resource that must be developed in an environmentally responsible manner, as the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Guiding Principles outline. Individual landowners, including school districts, make a decision about whether or not to lease their land for responsible energy development, which in Pennsylvania is governed by regulations from the Department […]

Does it impact my career?

There’s good chance that it does, or could in the future. With more than 239,000 Pennsylvanians working directly or indirectly to support this development, there’s a good chance that someone you know works in the natural gas industry. If you work in the manufacturing sector, then yes, your career is impacted by Marcellus development. If […]

What is the total tax burden that companies are paying? All of the attention has been to the severance tax, but we should do a better job describing what taxes are being paid.

Natural gas development is responsible for more than $1.8 billion in state tax revenue since 2006. These companies paid $420 million in corporate, sales and employee withholding taxes in 2011 – a 77% increase from 2010 ($237 million). In addition, over $200 million in personal income taxes were paid from bonus lease and royalty payments […]

How much natural gas is being used in the five counties of southeastern PA each year?

While we don’t have that data point, in 2011 (most recent year with data) Pennsylvania consumed 962,962 million cubic feet of gas, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Has enough research been done to know for certain there are no health issues caused by disposal water from fracking?

There’s certainly been a great deal of research conducted surrounding the issue of hydraulic fracturing and water management, which is all done within a very aggressive regulatory framework to ensure that our environment and public health is protected. We’ve received similar questions from others in the past, and would encourage you to click here to […]

Why are you killing everything in PA for gas?

Inflammatory and baseless suggestions, such as this, do a terrible disserve to the important and ongoing public dialogue about safe, job-creating American natural gas development. Responsible and tightly-regulated natural gas development in Pennsylvania is providing affordable, homegrown, clean-burning energy that is not only helping to improve our air quality but also create tens of thousands […]

As far as drilling, is it safe and how would it affect us as a whole?

The drilling process is a safe, highly-regulated process. As you may know, more than three million pounds of steel and concrete isolate the wellbore, including multiple layers of cement and casing, to ensure that groundwater is properly protected. The Marcellus Shale is typically 6,500 feet below the earth’s surface and water table. Click here to learn […]

What’s being done so the gas doesn’t pollute the water wildlife and the environment?

As noted in other questions and as outlined in the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Guiding Principles, there is no higher priority of our industry that the safe and environmental responsible development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. Specifically speaking about protecting aquatic life, there are a few laws and regulations that protect water quality. The […]

How much of the sourcing material will come from overseas?

While some material is sourced from overseas, like Guar Gum which is used in the hydraulic fracturing fluid, the vast majority of the materials required to develop and process natural gas is sourced from the United States. The best example of this is steel. Thanks to an increased development of oil and natural gas here […]

Is this a health risk?

Relying on science, the increased use of natural gas is a health benefit, not a risk. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the United States are at near 20 year lows, thanks to increased use of natural gas. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also cited increased use of natural gas as a […]

What is involved with drilling? Would there be any environmental issue with gas release in the atmosphere?

There’s a good bit that goes into developing a Marcellus Shale natural gas well location. From a pure development standpoint, according to ShaleNET – a U.S. Department of Labor supported training program – each well requires 400 people working in nearly 150 occupations to complete. Additionally, approximately 3 million pounds of steel and cement are […]

What are they doing for the environment and do communities have a voice in the process?

Strong state regulations hold operators to high standards with regulations that protect the environment. The natural gas industry is governed under a host of federal regulations, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act as well as a host of state regulations, including the Clean Streams […]

What are the long term effects to the environment? Pollution of the ground/soil, water?

Natural gas has a number of positive both short- and long-term effects for our environment. In the short-term, natural gas development – which is a tightly-regulated process – does not pose a risk to our environment when carried out properly. In fact, once wells are drilled, completed and brought onto production, the site is reclaimed […]

What do you plan on doing about water and air pollution due to your method of extracting the ‘natural’ gas…a.k.a Fracking?

As you may know, a host of strong, common sense regulations continue to hold natural gas producers to the highest standards, ensuring the continued development of our energy resources is balanced with the protection of our environment. In addition, and for its part, the MSC has produced a series of Recommended Practices aimed at further […]

Is the devastation caused by this worth 100 years of gas?

Such claims that safe, responsible, tightly-regulated American natural gas development is in any way causing “devastation” are patently false, entirely baseless and wholly unsupported by actual facts and science. Regarding the “100 years of gas”, that is true – our nation is blessed with a tremendous resource base that is fostering economic renewal across Pennsylvania […]

I would like the question if the water contamination is govt acceptable or if one of the executives of the company would indulge with no reservations?

To be sure, hydraulic fracturing – a proven and tightly-regulated well completion technology – has never resulted in groundwater contamination. As laid out by the U.S. Department of Energy: “Hydraulic fracturing has been a key technology in making shale gas an affordable addition to the Nation’s energy supply, and the technology has proven to be […]

What is the short term adverse impact on air quality during construction (site preparation, drilling, ROW clearing, pipeline installation, etc.)?

Like most any industrial process, nominal amounts of emissions – albeit short-term – are emitted during the natural gas development process. Importantly though clean-burning natural gas, which is increasingly being used for power generation and transportation, is helping to improve air quality both regionally and nationally. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, […]

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[email protected]: The biggest innovation so far in the 21st century is #ShaleGas and the development of tight oil http://t.co/GXi8fBGpGI

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Cumberland supervisors able to bid for new pavilion thanks to the #Marcellus #ShaleGas impact fee via @oronline http://t.co/IGAatr1Nho

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Another new #CNG fueling facility headed to western Pa.! #SmallBiz: “Moving to CNG was the right thing to do for us.” http://t.co/k4WayrEc2O

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U.S. steps up job-creating #NaturalGas exports http://t.co/p8xWHDq8Bg via @CNNMoney #LNG #ShaleGas

Leveraging Natural Gas to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Center for Climate and Energy Solutions)

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RT @taxreformer: Liquefied Natural Gas is a Job Creator http://t.co/vEVqvyQ9Ll

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RT @ftenergy: US shale gas to lead to lower oil prices http://t.co/ySh304QsFG

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RT @JohnKasich: Good news for SE Ohio as MarkWest announces a new plant to process shale gas–and that means jobs. http://t.co/eTClEHSmnE

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U.S. #ShaleGas to lead to lower oil prices http://t.co/cTaitOtjVW via @FT #Marcellus #AmericanEnergy

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Thoughtful @ManhattanInst column: Unleash the Energy-Export Revolution http://t.co/EoscrqX7gt #ShaleGas #LNG #Jobs

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#NaturalGas Vehicles Assuming Even Greater Role http://t.co/yMxaPiVkyJ via @NGTNews #CNG #ShaleGas

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Nevada trucking companies consider conversion to #NaturalGas http://t.co/InBiqgAw7u via @FOX11my21TV #CNG #ShaleGas

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West Virginia firms can enter #Marcellus #ShaleGas technology contest http://t.co/w8l9KoaInJ via @AP cc: @BenFranklinNEP

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Video: MSC’s Klaber discusses the latest updates on job-creating #NaturalGas via @EEPublishing http://t.co/pUHbMDZoYC #AmericanEnergy

MSC’s Klaber Provides Marcellus Update on E&E TV

Could a state-by-state approach to hydraulic fracturing regulation put certain shale plays at a disadvantage? During today’s OnPoint, Kathryn Klaber, CEO of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, discusses the latest on the future of regulations, the LNG exports debate, and the dynamic between industry competitors. Klaber also explains how tax reform discussions could negatively impact the […]

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RT @MassTransitmag: Community Joins @COTABus in Celebrating Ohio’s Largest Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station http://t.co/YfR6N8DF9a

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RT @ConnectWCCC: Interested in a career with Marcellus Shale? Come to our information sessions June 12 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Youngwo…