Archives for August 2013

Engage in research geared towards reducing negative impacts and fostering positive impacts?

MSC member companies and environmental regulators here in Pennsylvania are continuously looking for ways to improve the various aspects of natural gas development. A few examples include regional air monitoring tests by Pa. DEP, a recently announced year-long NORM study and a white paper encouraging operators to utilize mine water in their operations – all […]

Will you come into Philadelphia neighborhoods and hold info sessions? Most of my friends/neighbors think fracking is evil and must be fought.

We are always eager to engage and help inform Pennsylvanians on the clear benefits associated with safe, tightly-regulated shale development, and routinely host and sponsor events in the Greater Philadelphia area, as well as across the entire Commonwealth. In the meantime, we’d encourage you – and your neighbors – to join the ongoing conversation online […]

New Jersey recently prohibited treatment and disposal of fracking wastes: Are similar restrictions likely in NY, DEL, MD? What are current regulations in PA and how are they likely to change?

While New Jersey has passed restrictions related to treating flowback and produced water associated with shale development, we cannot speculate as to whether other states may pursue similar action. However, and as you may know, there’s certainly been a great deal of research conducted surrounding the issue of hydraulic fracturing and overall water treatment and […]

Is the industry monitoring the level of methane reaching the surface in areas where fracking has occurred?

The natural gas industry follows – and often exceeds – strict regulations to safeguard our environment, especially our water resources. As you may know, natural gas – or methane – has historically been, and continues to be, present in communities across Pennsylvania. Shallow, naturally-occurring methane can migrate into private water wells. In fact, a recent […]

Philadelphia City Council is vocal and concerned about the impact on water from natural gas development. What is going to be done about that?

Protecting and enhancing our environment is paramount to this industry. It falls in line with the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) Guiding Principle to implement state-of-the-art environmental protection across our operations; and further, we aim to encourage spirited public dialogue and fact-based education about responsible shale gas development. Pennsylvania’s extensive regulatory system, with which our operators […]

Given the refining and port capacity, what products, etc. flow through the Philadelphia region?

Pennsylvania has a historic opportunity before it: cleaner air, more affordable energy and sustained job creation. Philadelphia is a large part of that. Opportunities are blossoming along the Marcellus Multiplier, and for good reason. Since sustainable shale development has come to the region, once shuttered refineries are again online; companies that had previously gone overseas […]

How do you address the environmental concerns?

In keeping with our Guiding Principles and Recommended Practices, this industry is committed to conducting operations in a manner that protects the environment and the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians. Our state’s extensive regulatory system, with which our operators comply through every step of the process, also ensures our environment—water, air and land—and public […]

RT @SHillsAlmanac: #Marcellus growth still in early stages:

RT @SHillsAlmanac: #Marcellus growth still in early stages: http://t.co/2mL052ouLY

RT @TheEconomist: Few businesspeople have done as much to ch

RT @TheEconomist: Few businesspeople have done as much to change the world as George Mitchell, the father of fracking http://t.co/PeWu707QLd

RT @FunPlacesToFly: NEW Aviation Video! – Natural Gas-Powere

RT @FunPlacesToFly: NEW Aviation Video! – Natural Gas-Powered Airplane http://t.co/pDjec9XnOs via @FunPlacesToFly

RT @SmithsonianMag: Small airplanes of the future might run

RT @SmithsonianMag: Small airplanes of the future might run on natural gas http://t.co/i32WxYu6Em

RT @NYPostOpinion: New York’s gas gold (Editorial) http://t.

RT @NYPostOpinion: New York’s gas gold (Editorial) http://t.co/MwXm9Uv4eT

[email protected] Sec. Moniz: “I still have not seen any evidence of

[email protected] Sec. Moniz: “I still have not seen any evidence of #fracking contaminating groundwater.” http://t.co/Y96iNPkM9K via @upi

(VIDEO) Fueling America with #NaturalGas, via @CNBC http://t

(VIDEO) Fueling America with #NaturalGas, via @CNBC http://t.co/Z7dTvzmqfS #CNG

ICYMI: @Ford F-150 goes natural, via @TheKudlowReport http:/

ICYMI: @Ford F-150 goes natural, via @TheKudlowReport http://t.co/iA56zrjyLq #CNG #NaturalGas

Students in a suburban Kansas City school district will be r

Students in a suburban Kansas City school district will be riding in buses powered by #NaturalGas this year. http://t.co/R8TbpGthkJ via @AP

RT @KCStar: Lee’s Summit school buses switch to a cleaner fu

RT @KCStar: Lee’s Summit school buses switch to a cleaner fuel: http://t.co/5dc95gS12v

New @PwC_LLP study finds 600,000 more jobs supported by oil,

New @PwC_LLP study finds 600,000 more jobs supported by oil, #natgas http://t.co/jL6fAYoyOn via @OGJOnline

[email protected] secretary: #Fracking can be done safely http://t.co

[email protected] secretary: #Fracking can be done safely http://t.co/pFVjoMfCQl via @DailyCaller

RT @congressblog: The Hill Time to get serious about exporti

RT @congressblog: The Hill Time to get serious about exporting natural gas: American consumers and businesses are currently reap… http://…

#NaturalGas continues its journey to consumers on Maryland’s

#NaturalGas continues its journey to consumers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore http://t.co/vLsF1aybvi via @MyDelmarvaNow

Benefits of #NaturalGas are filtering down to conventional f

Benefits of #NaturalGas are filtering down to conventional factories across America, via @EEPublishing http://t.co/SynXJlCV33 #Mfg #Jobs

Oil, #natgas production booming, @EIAgov says http://t.co/pZ

Oil, #natgas production booming, @EIAgov says http://t.co/pZiIGJwusa via @upi #Marcellus

“Few businesspeople have done as much to change the world as

“Few businesspeople have done as much to change the world as George Mitchell” via @TheEconomist http://t.co/EVm7vukuPa #Fracking

RT @EconEconomics: Schumpeter: The father of fracking http:/

RT @EconEconomics: Schumpeter: The father of fracking http://t.co/Bw8Wj3gwxH

Sec. @ErnestMoniz: “I still have not seen any evidence of #f

Sec. @ErnestMoniz: “I still have not seen any evidence of #fracking contaminating groundwater.” via @nationaljournal http://t.co/mYSAht5p8Q

U.S. Energy Sec. @ErnestMoniz: Fracking is safe http://t.co/

U.S. Energy Sec. @ErnestMoniz: Fracking is safe http://t.co/0PTvQMNr3l … via @dcexaminer #NaturalGas

[email protected]: “I still have not seen any evidence of #frack

[email protected]: “I still have not seen any evidence of #fracking contaminating groundwater.” #NaturalGas process “manageable.” via @politico

Via @chronicleherald: Study touts U.S. #ShaleGas http://t.co

Via @chronicleherald: Study touts U.S. #ShaleGas http://t.co/8mbUv4vH8Q #Marcellus

Robert Samuelson column: George P. Mitchell and the entrepre

Robert Samuelson column: George P. Mitchell and the entrepreneurial edge http://t.co/kCmaPoQFfl via @washingtonpost

RT @Heritage: Thank You, George Mitchell, for Fracking http:

RT @Heritage: Thank You, George Mitchell, for Fracking http://t.co/2SvRc9aDNU

Mo. school district “going clean and green with their new fl

Mo. school district “going clean and green with their new fleet of #CNG buses.” http://t.co/m1j8WkUVUa via @fox4kc #NaturalGas

“The benefits of burning natural gas are evident,” writes @l

“The benefits of burning natural gas are evident,” writes @lehighvalley in an editorial. http://t.co/pPsad4Vzg5 #Marcellus

ICYMI: “When more industries use #NaturalGas worldwide, the

ICYMI: “When more industries use #NaturalGas worldwide, the U.S. wins” via @TheAtlantic http://t.co/TIx0uTNfeA #AmericanEnergy #ShaleGas

MSC in @nytimes: Methane Claims “Based on Flawed Research

MSC in @nytimes: Methane Claims “Based on Flawed Research” http://t.co/AYEkt6SURC #LearnAboutShale #Marcellus

RT @EIAgov: Today in #Energy: US #oil & #naturalgas prov

RT @EIAgov: Today in #Energy: US #oil & #naturalgas proved reserves up sharply in 2011 http://t.co/ac35gnTvu0 #natgas #shalegas http://t.co…

MSC’s Kathryn Klaber lays out the facts about methane emissi

MSC’s Kathryn Klaber lays out the facts about methane emissions & #naturalgas production in @nytimes http://t.co/NE8b2gtlgf #JustTheFacts