Pittsburgh, Pa. – Range Resources Corporation vice president of government and regulatory affairs, K. Scott Roy, has been elected as the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) next chairman by the organization’s board of directors. Mr. Roy previously served as the MSC’s vice chairman and treasurer. Heather Lamparter (Vice President, Legal, EXCO Resources (PA), LLC), Mark Hager (Senior Government Affairs Representative, Williams) and Gary Smith (Vice President and General Manager, EOG Resources) were elected to serve as vice chair, treasurer and secretary, respectively.
“Scott’s leadership and experience, and our board’s collective laser focus on critical legislative and regulatory issues, will continue to serve our entire industry and the Commonwealth well,” said MSC president Dave Spigelmyer. “Our leadership team also recognizes the importance of sustained public education and outreach to communities in each of our 67 counties to ensure questions are answered, concerns are addressed and that Pennsylvanians are more aware of the opportunities and benefits tied to shale development.”
Organized in late 2008, the MSC has grown from several exploration and production companies to a robust organization with nearly 300 members that span the broad shale supply chain. MSC member companies were responsible for 96 percent of Pennsylvania’s shale production in 2012. And according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration report issued this week, “The Marcellus region, which produced less than 2 Bcf/d as recently as 2010, is expected to provide 18% of total U.S. natural gas production this month.”
“It’s an honor to have been elected by my colleagues to serve as the MSC’s next chairman,” said Roy. “As a lifelong Pennsylvanian who has seen the ups and downs of our region’s economy firsthand, especially our manufacturing sector, it is deeply rewarding to see the new opportunities tied to responsible shale development that are cascading from Erie to Philadelphia, Scranton to Southpointe and all points in between. Our industry certainly appreciates the great responsibility that we have to continue to make certain that shale-related benefits are fully leveraged and that Pennsylvania remains a shining example regarding environmental compliance and responsible development.”
Other executive board members include representatives from Chesapeake Energy, Chevron, CONSOL Energy, EQT Corporation, MarkWest Energy Partners, Pennsylvania General Energy, XTO Energy and executive board member at-large, Noble Energy.
About the MSC: Founded in 2008, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) works with exploration and production, midstream, and supply chain partners in the Appalachian Basin and across the country to address issues regarding the production of clean, job-creating, American natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays. We provide in-depth environmental and economic information to policymakers, regulators, media, and other public stakeholders on the positive impacts responsible natural gas production is having on families, businesses, and communities across the region.