Archives for July 2014

What They’re Saying: MSC Annual Workforce Highlights

This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) released its annual workforce survey [press release; pdf. results], which was widely covered by regional and national media – including the Ellwood City Ledger, Titusville Herald, Times Leader, StateImpact, Rigzone, E&E News, as well as KDKA Radio. Here’s what others are saying about job-creating shale trends from this year’s […]

Just The Facts: GAO Report on Underground Injection Wells

This week, the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) issued a report – made at the request of several members of Congress – on the issue and use of Underground Injection Control (UIC) wells. As way of background, according to U.S. EPA, injection wells are “a safe option for the disposal” of various wastewater byproducts, including […]

MSC Issues Annual Workforce Survey Results

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released the results of its annual workforce survey [click here for detailed pdf. overview]. The findings – based on 2013 data – were provided by a large majority of MSC member companies, representing nearly 95% of Pennsylvania’s shale production. “Shale development represents a generational opportunity for […]

RT @businessinsider: What is fracking? This simple animation

RT @businessinsider: What is fracking? This simple animation is the best guide we’ve ever seen http://t.co/mJKUDTPvC0 http://t.co/Vrg6BeQy8M

MSC in @WmsptSunGazette: “Pennsylvania needs more jobs, no

MSC in @WmsptSunGazette: “Pennsylvania needs more jobs, not new energy taxes.” http://t.co/WkedbkwHSL http://t.co/HqEHcBr6nx

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington

SunnySide Supply, a safety equipment business in Washington Co., is growing by leaps and bounds thanks to shale. http://t.co/lEjwPhxoRG

Shale impact fees to the rescue in Cameron Co. town’s wate

Shale impact fees to the rescue in Cameron Co. town’s water dilemma; fees will be used to repair pumps, fix leaks. http://t.co/Iwc661BPiK

Shale’s a “lifeline to good union jobs with pay that support

Shale’s a “lifeline to good union jobs with pay that supports families, quality healthcare and retirement benefits.” http://t.co/Hem8LWdNKv

[email protected]: “Energy industry has been a premier provider

[email protected]: “Energy industry has been a premier provider of ladders of opportunity” for the middle-class. http://t.co/Hem8LWdNKv

NAM president & CEO @JayTimmonsNAM: Shale is providing “

NAM president & CEO @JayTimmonsNAM: Shale is providing “game-changing” advantages for American manufacturers. http://t.co/pLHZm6I2Xq

RT @ShopFloorNAM: HAPPENING NOW: @JayTimmonsNAM speaking at

RT @ShopFloorNAM: HAPPENING NOW: @JayTimmonsNAM speaking at @JonesDay #Energy Conference in Pittsburgh. #MFGenergy

[email protected]_S_Steel President & CEO Mario Longhi: “Affordable en

[email protected]_S_Steel President & CEO Mario Longhi: “Affordable energy is now a real, meaningful tool for the future of manufacturing.”

[email protected]’s Nigel Hearne at @JonesDay energy confc.: “The be

[email protected]’s Nigel Hearne at @JonesDay energy confc.: “The best investment in the industry are local employees” that call Pennsylvania home.

[email protected]_Resources’ John Applegath: Shale industry building “

[email protected]_Resources’ John Applegath: Shale industry building “a strong local workforce,” employing thousands of hardworking Pennsylvanians.

MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer at @JonesDay conference: “Shale provid

MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer at @JonesDay conference: “Shale providing a huge opportunity for a manufacturing renaissance.” http://t.co/v5P3uUDadS

“The fastest way to reduce our dependence on foreign sources

“The fastest way to reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy is to speed the export of crude oil & gas.” http://t.co/54Y6kbvo9w

[email protected] partner in charge David Carden: shale development

[email protected] partner in charge David Carden: shale development helps “rebut the narrative of a U.S. decline, boosts energy independence.”

Follow our updates from today’s @JonesDay energy conference

Follow our updates from today’s @JonesDay energy conference in Pittsburgh

MSC in Williamsport Sun-Gazette: “Pa. needs more jobs, not new energy taxes”

State Rep. Rick Mirabito’s recent claims regarding proposed new energy taxes on shale development (“Lawmaker weighs in on severance tax debate,” July 17) are unsupported by basic economic realities that inform business decisions. To be clear: New job-crushing energy taxes will not only harm landowners and small businesses, but will also undercut future job-creating benefits […]

New Report: “Without Energy, There’d Be No Economic Growth in the U.S.”

This week, Chicago-based commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) released its 2014 North American Energy Outlook report. The comprehensive analysis of energy “surge towns” details the positive growth small and large communities alike continue to realize as shale development creates “a positive ripple effect through the economy.” Here are key highlights from the […]

DOE Hearing Highlights: Shale Creating “a Huge Manufacturing Renaissance” and “Lifelines to Good Union Jobs”

Carnegie Mellon University was the stage this week for a U.S Department of Energy Quadrennial Energy Review public hearing focused on Natural Gas: Transmission, Storage and Distribution. Energy secretary Ernest Moniz – who has stated that shale development is “environmentally safe and economically stimulating” – led the forum, which included a diverse set of experts […]

2014 North America Energy Outlook (Jones Lang LaSalle)

MSC Written Remarks for U.S. Department of Energy’s Quadrennial Energy Review Task Force Hearing

RT @timestribune: Gulf Oil plans LNG facility in Great Bend

RT @timestribune: Gulf Oil plans LNG facility in Great Bend http://t.co/3zavbpsPqU

RT @TheBizJournal: Hilcorp Hums with Utica Wells at Ohio-Pa.

RT @TheBizJournal: Hilcorp Hums with Utica Wells at Ohio-Pa. Border. Read more: http://t.co/i7JsqJ5dyY

Read and share our @mcall column: “Pennsylvania, U.S. benefi

Read and share our @mcall column: “Pennsylvania, U.S. benefit from natural gas drilling industry” http://t.co/Ys5UxgWFzK

Great @HoustonChron letter by @TexasSouthern professor: “Ame

Great @HoustonChron letter by @TexasSouthern professor: “American Natural Gas: A Geopolitical Tool” http://t.co/xoa3TcqAEY #LNG

RT @CabotOG: Check out the Summer 2014 issue of @marcellusga

RT @CabotOG: Check out the Summer 2014 issue of @marcellusgas MQ Magazine: http://t.co/nDgfRUEtRz

New Hampshire #CNG station spurring economic, environmental

New Hampshire #CNG station spurring economic, environmental innovation http://t.co/fY5Ym003rO via @UnionLeader http://t.co/bDMq8NXZrr

[email protected]_NatGas has completed New Hampshire’s first compressed n

[email protected]_NatGas has completed New Hampshire’s first compressed natural gas (#CNG) refueling station http://t.co/5InLCJqhpq via @NGTNews

MSC member company EQT Corp. moving into Southpointe “to acc

MSC member company EQT Corp. moving into Southpointe “to accommodate the rapid growth.” http://t.co/i5WQfSJMon via @PghBizTimes

Manufacturing in Phila. area swells; fastest gain in 3 years

Manufacturing in Phila. area swells; fastest gain in 3 years http://t.co/btSUxUyIJX via @AP [http://t.co/WNcofCVLoE] http://t.co/kESZosf7bK

Thanks to shale, “manufacturing has been growing stronger” a

Thanks to shale, “manufacturing has been growing stronger” across America. http://t.co/mWBCvQ2FQ0 #mfg

Shale impact fee revenues have allowed Butler County to forg

Shale impact fee revenues have allowed Butler County to forgo property tax increases: http://t.co/UhFLqYubQP http://t.co/gNGJxzeJSI

RT @PGPowerSource: Butler County to get higher impact fees f

RT @PGPowerSource: Butler County to get higher impact fees from #shale gas activities http://t.co/1JnBteEqqa via @PittsburghPG

Shale impact fees has allowed @butlercountypa to forgo incre

Shale impact fees has allowed @butlercountypa to forgo increases in property tax rates. http://t.co/H7ANaLy2dD via @PittsburghPG

The windfall from Pa.’s shale impact fee taxes in @butlerc

The windfall from Pa.’s shale impact fee taxes in @butlercountypa will be a third higher this year. http://t.co/H7ANaLy2dD via @PittsburghPG

Residents in southern Maryland town will soon have access to

Residents in southern Maryland town will soon have access to clean-burning natural gas http://t.co/3L1CyDIXIz via @SoMdNews

How Do Natural Gas Prices Affect Electricity Consumers and the Environment? (Resources for the Future)

MSC in Morning Call: Pa., U.S. Benefit from Clean-Burning Natural Gas

Columnist Paul Carpenter’s most recent attack (“A tale of two legislators: the gas-drilling drama”) on the thousands of hardworking men and women that make up Pennsylvania’s shale industry was offensive and deeply ill-informed. Mr. Carpenter’s patronizing words — which seek to belittle the countless locally based small businesses and labor organizations that are hiring more […]

Clean Natural Gas Powers Our Economy

With domestic natural gas production “at an all-time high” – driven by the Marcellus Shale – this clean-burning, homegrown fuel is creating broad-based benefits for us all. In fact, Dr. Daniel Yergin – a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and leading expert on global energy trends – said this week that without hydraulic fracturing, the United States […]

Just The Facts: Pa.’s Shale Regulations Ensure Health, Safety

Over the weekend, the Associated Press published a story with the headline “Expert: Pa. didn’t address fracking health impacts.” The “expert” at the center of this story is Dr. Eli Avila, Pennsylvania’s former department of health secretary, who departed the agency in the fall of 2012. It’s important to understand the context of his current […]

RT @ProSyn: “The emergence of shale gas and tight oil in the

RT @ProSyn: “The emergence of shale gas and tight oil in the US demonstrates how innovation can change the balance of power” http://t.co/U2…

Thanks for following us on Twitter for updates about job-cre

Thanks for following us on Twitter for updates about job-creating shale. Please LIKE our Facebook page as well! https://t.co/rbuObIEORP

RT @UGI_Utilities: Natural gas is getting us one step closer

RT @UGI_Utilities: Natural gas is getting us one step closer to energy independence. Read more here: http://t.co/rHJC2CiaxK

[email protected] moves forward with compressed natural gas fueli

[email protected]miltonOh moves forward with compressed natural gas fueling station http://t.co/6zh6ECHKas via @journalnews #CNG

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Looking for opportunities in Indiana Co.? Register today for the @PghBizTimes Corridors of Opportunity @IndianaCoCoC http://t.co/1KW1ud3YDv

[email protected] column: American now has “a once-in-a-generation

[email protected] column: American now has “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to seize our energy independence.” http://t.co/Y6TDVhYXzs

New on the blog: “Truly Revolutionary” Shale Development

New on the blog: “Truly Revolutionary” Shale Development “Playing Key Role in U.S. Recovery” http://t.co/HYZGgyBf80

MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer was recently honored by the Moraine

MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer was recently honored by the Moraine Trails Council of the @boyscouts. http://t.co/8Y8sDsMwON http://t.co/EtzRbHD3RB