Archives for June 2014

MSC in Tribune-Review: Natural Gas Impact Fees Benefit Our Communities

Responsible shale development continues to be an economic lifeline for communities across the entire commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s disbursement of nearly $225 million in shale impact fees provides critical revenues directly to local governments and for important environmental-focused programs. These revenues increased more than 10 percent from 2012 to 2013. Act 13, a […]

Shale Impact Fee Tax Revenues “A Tremendous Help” for Pa. Communities

“A tremendous help”; “A boost to the community;” “An economic lifeline” – this is how the hundreds of millions in dollars in shale impact fee tax revenues are being described following local government disbursements announced by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission this week. The benefits – especially for county and local governments – are real and […]

MSC Statement on Impact Fee Tax Disbursements

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement regarding the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s disbursement of 2013’s nearly $225 million in shale impact fee tax revenues for local governments: “Responsible shale development continues to be an economic lifeline for communities across the entire Commonwealth. These disbursements, which have increased more than 10 percent […]

Five Facts About Pennsylvania’s Setback Requirements

When it comes to the safe development of job-creating shale gas, Pennsylvania continues to lead by example, including regulations related to setbacks [“setbacks” are the distance from a wellhead to a certain structure or body of water]. To be sure, Pennsylvania’s setback requirements are among the nation’s most stringent. According to Resources for the Future […]

Thanks to natural gas, “the United States reduced its total

Thanks to natural gas, “the United States reduced its total carbon pollution more than any other nation on Earth.” http://t.co/YgaPfgUKxh

RT @ANGAus: A Smorgasbord of Savings. One Pennsylvania compa

RT @ANGAus: A Smorgasbord of Savings. One Pennsylvania company converts to natural gas and saves $100k a year. Think about it. http://t.co/…

Western Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale industry “has been a

Western Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale industry “has been a game-changer.” http://t.co/0ZBFmZfybR via @PittsburghPG

RT @DomNews: Dominion Receives Maryland Public Service Commi

RT @DomNews: Dominion Receives Maryland Public Service Commission’s Approval Of Cove Point #LNG Export Project.>> http://t.co/Zr91wVoJUU

[email protected]: Natural gas “has an important role to play in t

[email protected]: Natural gas “has an important role to play in the economy; having a net positive effect on emissions.” http://t.co/hRQ9EtOA8R

[email protected] report: #Fracking boosts U.S. economy, energy i

[email protected] report: #Fracking boosts U.S. economy, energy independence http://t.co/sodi4Ge6E9 via @nypost

Tioga County to have its first compressed natural gas fillin

Tioga County to have its first compressed natural gas filling station within the year, reports @WmsptSunGazette: http://t.co/YlSxuOPfFq #CNG

Marcellus Shale production driving down utility bills for Ne

Marcellus Shale production driving down utility bills for New Jersey families, businesses http://t.co/2I3BD7tOD3 via @BurlcoTimes #fracking

Shale = Energy Security “Net natural gas imports drop as U.S

Shale = Energy Security “Net natural gas imports drop as U.S. production soars” http://t.co/oQcvwwC6Pa via @HoustonChron

MSC member MarkWest “excited to expand processing capacity w

MSC member MarkWest “excited to expand processing capacity with the addition of new facilities in Butler County.” http://t.co/HZ1AoSZ8kY

Shale Gas Drilling and Farm Real Estate Values (National Agricultural & Rural Development Policy Center)