Archives for April 2014

American Natural Gas = American Jobs

Responsible shale development, especially across the Appalachian Basin, continues to be a powerful engine of economic growth, shared prosperity and upward mobility for countless of families and communities. Consider shale’s additional benefits: a manufacturing rebirth in America; economic and environmental stability for consumers; strengthened growth for our nation through common sense trade policies; and more […]

MSC Testimony Before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Elk Lake School District’s two producing Marcellus wells hav

Elk Lake School District’s two producing Marcellus wells have generated $1.7 million in royalties from @CabotOG. http://t.co/VlumDYl6ly

RT @PAChamber: PA Chamber President Gene Barr will emcee a P

RT @PAChamber: PA Chamber President Gene Barr will emcee a PA Jobs/PA Energy rally on May 6 to promote Marcellus Shale growth! http://t.co/…

Compressed natural gas conversion company opens in central P

Compressed natural gas conversion company opens in central Pa., reports @WmsptSunGazette http://t.co/T9uXaFZ41k #CNG

[email protected]_Resources drilled the first Marcellus well a decade

[email protected]_Resources drilled the first Marcellus well a decade ago, now the largest producing field in the nation. http://t.co/cdy4kedbYZ

Thanks to Shale, U.S. a “Rising Star” in Global Manufacturing Again

A new Boston Consulting Group (BCG) report released today underscores the clear economic benefits associated with responsible shale development – which is soaring across the Appalachian Basin – especially as it relates to America’s manufacturing sector’s ability to compete and win in the global marketplace. These game-changing shale benefits – which has “helped buffer Pittsburgh […]

Twp. approves @CONSOL_Energy’s airport drilling permits; pro

Twp. approves @CONSOL_Energy’s airport drilling permits; project could generate $500+ million in royalties http://t.co/BVBIE4YRc5 via @AP

[email protected]: “Marcellus the world’s second-largest gas

[email protected]: “Marcellus the world’s second-largest gas field. The opportunity that exits for us is incredible.” http://t.co/jerKnz3umt

N.H. looks to add more compressed natural gas fueling statio

N.H. looks to add more compressed natural gas fueling stations for vehicles http://t.co/icC9slCe9V via @ConMonitorNews #CNG

Marcellus Shale: Natural Gas Giant in the East http://t.co/9

Marcellus Shale: Natural Gas Giant in the East http://t.co/9rzXD6sU8O via @IPAAaccess

[email protected] professor on shale regulations and best practices

[email protected] professor on shale regulations and best practices: “Pennsylvania has been very conscientious.” http://t.co/RQxPf4bU1v

New naturals gas power plant in W.Va. panhandle will employ

New naturals gas power plant in W.Va. panhandle will employ 400 union construction workers. http://t.co/B4ImmQRl8y via @PghBizTimes

[email protected]: “Shale gas development is a source of widespread

[email protected]: “Shale gas development is a source of widespread benefit to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” https://t.co/cgDX9iJ94W

More Than 20 New Technologies on Display at $100,000 Shale G

More Than 20 New Technologies on Display at $100,000 Shale Gas Energy Innovation Contest Finals on May 15. http://t.co/SwNp5qdPCb

Via @cnsnews: U.S. CO2 Emissions at Lowest Level in 20 Years

Via @cnsnews: U.S. CO2 Emissions at Lowest Level in 20 Years, Thanks to #Fracking http://t.co/JQm9L7yZiH

Panama City, Fla. exploring “the long-term benefits of a che

Panama City, Fla. exploring “the long-term benefits of a cheaper, cleaner fuel” in #CNG http://t.co/fxy1nbtT1o via @The_News_Herald

Shale has created hundreds of thousands of high-paying, midd

Shale has created hundreds of thousands of high-paying, middle-class jobs; more than 1 million work in the industry http://t.co/oXIDZ9ToVX

$615 million natural gas-fired power plant in Marshall Co.,

$615 million natural gas-fired power plant in Marshall Co., W.Va.; construction phase will employ up to 500 workers. http://t.co/VxqknRK5mq

Natural gas has been a godsend for the U.S. Already, gas has

Natural gas has been a godsend for the U.S. Already, gas has spurred a manufacturing renaissance. http://t.co/oXIDZ9ToVX via @ForeignAffairs

Making “use of the vast amounts” of shale, a new natural gas

Making “use of the vast amounts” of shale, a new natural gas power plant in W.Va. will create nearly 500 jobs. http://t.co/KoUteOUizC

RT @IntelligencerWV: A positive economic announcement for Ma

RT @IntelligencerWV: A positive economic announcement for Marshall County. http://t.co/BoCX99LfI3

MSC Recognizes Earth Day

Pittsburgh, Pa. – In recognition of Earth Day, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement: “To shale producers and the robust supply chain that supports this development, who are focused squarely on environmental and workforce safety, every day is Earth Day. Our industry goes to work each day, knowing it is […]

MSC Highlights “Gas Drilling’s Benefits” in Tribune-Review

President Obama has underscored the urgency of revitalizing our nation’s manufacturing base, especially in regions like ours where this sector — and the communities it supports — have struggled for far too long. As we know, our region’s workforce is second to none. Now — driven by tightly regulated shale development — a brighter, more […]

MSC in Times-Tribune: More Taxes Would Hurt Job Growth

A recent editorial (“Pressure rises for fair tax on natural gas,” April 17) unfortunately relies on political rhetoric rather than economic realities regarding shale development in the commonwealth. While the paper wrongly suggests that the shale industry has a “nearly-free ride” in terms of taxes, fees and other financial contributions to our state, your readers […]

Report: Pa. Taxpayer-Owned Shale Development “Carefully Managed”

Released yesterday, the Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) first ever Shale-Gas Monitoring Report underscores the fact that the safe, aggressively-regulated development of taxpayer-owned shale gas resources in the Commonwealth is generating huge amounts of much-needed revenue – $582.3 million through 2012 – and is being carried out in an environmentally efficient way. […]

Marcellus Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2014

Read the spring edition of Marcellus Quarterly Magazine.

MSC in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: President Obama Knows the Value of Natural Gas

Our region’s shale industry welcomes President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden back to Western Pennsylvania, home to the Marcellus Shale, our nation’s largest and most productive formation. As President Obama has stated, “America is closer to energy independence than we’ve been in decades” — and thanks to responsible shale development, we’re leading the […]

MSC Members Committed to Growing a Strong Local Workforce

As laid out in our Guiding Principles, MSC member companies “strive to attract and retain a talented and engaged local workforce.” There are countless examples of how MSC member companies are working collaboratively to ensure our workforce is trained and ready for careers in the shale industry. And last week, MSC member Cabot Oil & […]

Shale Creating Local Benefits, Strengthening America

As the USA Today recently reported, “USA now produces more natural gas than any other country” in the world — and Pennsylvanians, in all 67 counties, are “capturing the benefits from responsible shale development,” especially as more clean-burning natural gas is used to power our economy. These benefits are boosting American security. As the New […]

MSC in Philadelphia Daily News: Pa. Capturing Benefits of Shale

Imagine if your neighbor owned a nice big backyard – hundreds of acres that he or she purchased with hard-earned income. Now imagine that oil and natural gas was discovered a mile below that privately owned land. Most would say, “Good for them.” In rural and western Pennsylvania, that’s exactly what happened with the Marcellus […]

MSC in Scranton Times-Tribune: “Shale Delivers”

A March 30 story (“Natural gas just the beginning”) lays out the clear facts regarding shale development and these abundant resources’ downstream uses for a host of manufacturing-related purposes, and for power generation, which are marking “the beginning of a more stable economy built on products made from natural gas” for the region. This story […]

Shale Impact Fees Hit Record Levels with $224.5 Million Generated

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As Pennsylvania shale production continues to soar, the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced today that impact fee revenue for 2013 hit record levels. With a total of 6,489 unconventional wells under development or in production as of December 31, 2013, shale producers contributed a total of $224.5 million in impact fees for […]

What They’re Saying About Job-Creating American Natural Gas

The safe development of job-creating American natural gas is helping “communities grow and the economy prosper.” At the same time, shale is providing community parks with critical financial resources, which are creating benefits for all, and driving an American manufacturing “renaissance for chemicals and plastics.” What’s increasingly clear – if not undeniable – is that […]