Archives for January 2014

New Poll: Clear Majority of Pennsylvanians Support Natural Gas

A new Franklin & Marshall College poll released today found that a clear majority of Pennsylvania voters support the safe development of clean-burning American natural gas. Specifically, the F&M poll find that natural gas development in the Commonwealth is supported by a more than 2-to-1 margin. These poll results are in-line with others that demonstrate […]

Shale the “Most Profound Shift in the Second Decade of the 21st Century”

As Reuters reports today, President Obama “touted the role natural gas had played in cutting U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and creating jobs” in his annual State of the Union address [full text] last night. The President’s remarks were echoed last week by the United Kingdom’s Prime Minster David Cameron, who said this while addressing the […]

MSC in Pittsburgh Business Times: Shale Production is Boosting our Regional Economy

Although the day-after headlines are about economic inequality and retirement plans, President Obama didn’t ignore the natural gas industry in Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address. Obama said safely extracted natural gas can lower carbon production and help spur the construction of new factories that use natural gas. He vowed to help do that […]

MSC Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Dave Spigelmyer issued this statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address: “Tonight, President Obama once again underscored the critical and increasing role that America’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources continue to play in boosting our economy and growing jobs, especially in the manufacturing sector. At […]

Safe Shale Production Strengthens Family Budgets

As the country continues to bear down for another series of chilling snow storms and cold snaps, consumers and businesses alike are relying on more clean-burning American natural gas to stay warm. As the Associated Press reports, “Natural gas is used by half the nation’s households for heating, making it the most important heating fuel.” […]

Plan Outlines Pa.’s Strong Economic, Environmental Future

This week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett reinforced his call for an “all of the above” energy plan focused on continued job creation. The plan delivers a strong and straightforward message: Energy=Jobs. And as Marcellus Shale production continues to surge, Pennsylvania’s energy, environmental and economic outlook is getting brighter by the day. Here are key highlights […]

Olympic Energy: America Secures Gold

Thirty-four years ago in Lake Placid, NY, the U.S. men’s Olympic ice hockey team upended the heavily-favored Soviet Union squad, in what is now known as the “Miracle on Ice.” Sports Illustrated placed this fabled victory first on its Top 10 Sports Moments of the 20th Century. Today, a similar come-from-behind victory is being forged […]

Declines in U.S. energy imports are a direct result of incre

Declines in U.S. energy imports are a direct result of increased production from domestic shale plays [email protected] http://t.co/89CIHXvYZD

MSC member company Williams Energy (@WilliamsUpdates) part o

MSC member company Williams Energy (@WilliamsUpdates) part of new economy of Fayette County http://t.co/5ZhSWFeLlp via @TribLIVE

[email protected] 2014 Annual Energy Outlook: America is projected to

[email protected] 2014 Annual Energy Outlook: America is projected to become a net exporter of #NaturalGas by 2018 http://t.co/89CIHXvYZD

RT @EIAgov: Today in #Energy: #Oil & #naturalgas imports

RT @EIAgov: Today in #Energy: #Oil & #naturalgas imports of major economies projected to change rapidly http://t.co/1uXjGvy5Jh http://t.co/…

RT @PlattsSBBSteel: Cheap natural gas from #shale drilling i

RT @PlattsSBBSteel: Cheap natural gas from #shale drilling is what may really drive the steel industry. Platts blog: http://t.co/xV0mLxDzqb

RT @cumberlink: Cumberland County commits $100K of Marcellus

RT @cumberlink: Cumberland County commits $100K of Marcellus Shale money to farmland preservation http://t.co/u8UoAmTGTF

RT @PatriotNews: Cumberland County commissioners authorize $

RT @PatriotNews: Cumberland County commissioners authorize $247,285 in spending for 2014 farmland preservation program: Only… http://t.co…

Cumberland Co. commits $100K of Marcellus Shale funds to far

Cumberland Co. commits $100K of Marcellus Shale funds to farmland preservation http://t.co/W8WA6414WS

[email protected] editorial: #Shale “could create an economi

[email protected] editorial: #Shale “could create an economic boom in a part of NY that deserves a better fate.” http://t.co/j8ZBhq5dG3

RT @BloombergNews: How America’s fracking boom helps to bo

RT @BloombergNews: How America’s fracking boom helps to boost Treasuries demand | http://t.co/9304zKdo4b

Pennsylvania’s “shale revolution has brought jobs and invest

Pennsylvania’s “shale revolution has brought jobs and investment to communities that desperately need both.” http://t.co/HXugPIJVcH

[email protected] analyst: The Marcellus Shale is “absolutely

[email protected] analyst: The Marcellus Shale is “absolutely amazing; it keeps hurdling beyond our expectations.” http://t.co/eU0Cwp54j2

Local company converting trucks, buses and vans to run on th

Local company converting trucks, buses and vans to run on the very #natgas sitting 5,000 feet below their tires. http://t.co/yQAvzBcZN6

“Natural gas is to the chemical industry as flour is to a ba

“Natural gas is to the chemical industry as flour is to a bakery.” –@AmChemistry President & CEO Cal Dooley http://t.co/Zkrka8CmpI

MSC member @Chiefoilandgas opens new field office to support

MSC member @Chiefoilandgas opens new field office to support its Marcellus Shale growth http://t.co/mYaQc7ysQ9 #jobs

Report: American’s Outlook “Dramatically Altered” Thanks to “Abundant, Affordable” Natural Gas

An IHS Global Insight report released yesterday — Fueling the Future with Natural Gas: Bringing It Home — examines the clear, shale gas-related benefits for American consumers, the economy and our environment. To be sure, in a period of just several years, the United States has gone from a position of energy scarcity to energy […]

Fueling the Future with Natural Gas: Bringing It Home (IHS)

Marcellus Production Continues to Surge, Providing National and Local Benefits

Record-shattering amounts of clean-burning, job-creating American natural gas and natural gas liquids continue to be safely produced from the Marcellus Shale, according to a report from the federal government this week. In its monthly Drilling Productivity Report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that Marcellus Shale natural gas production will surge to an astounding […]

“The U.S. shale boom happened much faster than people though

“The U.S. shale boom happened much faster than people thought. We’re in the middle of a new game.” http://t.co/3v3BhzR5qW via @BloombergNRG

New Study “Certainly Indicates” Shale Development is “Environmentally Sound”

A new study reflects the clear fact that shale gas development is tightly-regulated and safe for our environment, particularly ground water resources. The study, authored by Otterbein University’s Dr. Paul Wendel (formerly of Mansfield University) randomly sampled private water wells in Tioga County, both before and after drilling operations took place. This from the Williamsport […]

Marcellus Quarterly Magazine, Winter 2014

Read the winter edition of Marcellus Quarterly Magazine.

Washington Co. Commissioner Larry Maggi on safe natural gas

Washington Co. Commissioner Larry Maggi on safe natural gas production: “It helps us keep the county taxes low.” http://t.co/7HgPpZIHg3

RT @TribLIVE: Washington County approves natural gas drillin

RT @TribLIVE: Washington County approves natural gas drilling at airport http://t.co/GmncEST3eH

[email protected]_CovePoint Gets Support from Union Workers http://t.co/

[email protected]_CovePoint Gets Support from Union Workers http://t.co/jshpie61tq #LNG

RT @FoxBusiness: #Oil-related exports hit record high due to

RT @FoxBusiness: #Oil-related exports hit record high due to U.S. #shale boom, FBN’s @MatthewRocco reports: http://t.co/gYY6CQGYKW

FACT: Shale gas production gave the local Pa. economy a $14B

FACT: Shale gas production gave the local Pa. economy a $14B boost last year, projected to rise to $27B by 2020. http://t.co/yba3jBZ0vE

[email protected] estimates in 2014 “$85-$90B of direct capital will b

[email protected] estimates in 2014 “$85-$90B of direct capital will be allocated toward oil and gas infrastructure” in the U.S. http://t.co/gSgP4TUSkZ

[email protected]: Shale gas projected to create jobs, reduce co

[email protected]: Shale gas projected to create jobs, reduce costs and increase growth and tax revenue in the U.S. http://t.co/TQdsCxNFUv

Safe, local #ShaleGas development has rebuilt Pittsburgh’s e

Safe, local #ShaleGas development has rebuilt Pittsburgh’s economic base “very successfully” via @yorkshirepost http://t.co/ksNxJeFWwz

MSC-sponsored #ShaleGas innovation contest offers $100K for

MSC-sponsored #ShaleGas innovation contest offers $100K for shale innovations via @keystoneedge http://t.co/D1Dh6YsTqk

ICYMI: Shale “The Biggest Energy Innovation This Century

ICYMI: Shale “The Biggest Energy Innovation This Century” – @DanielYergin http://t.co/l8pGE8XcxH

Washington Co. commissioners may permit natural gas drilling

Washington Co. commissioners may permit natural gas drilling beneath airport http://t.co/a5swNFnIV9 via @oronline

RT @taxreformer: The Future of Shale Gas is Bright in the U.

RT @taxreformer: The Future of Shale Gas is Bright in the U.S. http://t.co/k0LmSKGfaw

Reduced Emissions from U.S. Power Plants Due to the Switch to Natural Gas (NOAA)

RT @GovMaryFallin: Welcome news for owners of CNG vehicles.

RT @GovMaryFallin: Welcome news for owners of CNG vehicles. Did you know Oklahoma has more than 300 CNG vehicles in its state fleet? http:/…

RT @NewsOK: Retailers plan 13 new CNG stations in region htt

RT @NewsOK: Retailers plan 13 new CNG stations in region http://t.co/mthdz7I8Vx

RT @CabotOG: The Shale Gas Innovation Contest is now accepti

RT @CabotOG: The Shale Gas Innovation Contest is now accepting applications. Visit http://t.co/0uKwiNqFVY to learn more. http://t.co/fwZ8Dn…

New on our Blog: Shale “The Biggest Energy Innovation This

New on our Blog: Shale “The Biggest Energy Innovation This Century” http://t.co/l8pGE8XcxH cc: @DanielYergin http://t.co/VUMSVASU0d

New on our Blog: Shale “The Biggest Energy Innovation This

New on our Blog: Shale “The Biggest Energy Innovation This Century” http://t.co/l8pGE8XcxH cc: @DanielYergin http://t.co/VUMSVASU0d

New on our Blog: Shale “The Biggest Energy Innovation This

New on our Blog: Shale “The Biggest Energy Innovation This Century” http://t.co/l8pGE8XcxH cc: @DanielYergin http://t.co/VUMSVASU0d

Clean-burning natural gas flows for first time into Augusta,

Clean-burning natural gas flows for first time into Augusta, Maine school and city buildings http://t.co/0EeSVCmNe6 via @OnlineSentinel

[email protected] CEO: America’s new era of energy abundance giv

[email protected] CEO: America’s new era of energy abundance gives us an unrivaled opportunity to transform the U.S. https://t.co/PK9esM2RLy

RT @CNBC: The billions pouring into U.S. natural gas infrast

RT @CNBC: The billions pouring into U.S. natural gas infrastructure over the next 12 years: http://t.co/mNxcIQ2H7G • SEE: http://t.co/fYuiE…