Archives for February 2015

New Study: Shale Creating a “Long-term Competitive Advantage for U.S. Manufacturers”

According to a new American Chemistry Council (ACC) study, America’s affordable and abundant supplies of clean-burning natural gas will fuel $63 billion in chemical exports growth by 2030, helping to both further grow our nation’s manufacturing base while also increasing our global economic competitiveness. The report – Fueling Export Growth: U.S. Net Export Trade Forecast […]

Facts about the Natural Gas Impact Tax

If you guessed $830 million, you are correct! The impact tax is on track to generate nearly $830 million by April of this year. These enormous tax revenues go directly into the communities where natural gas production takes place as well as each and every one of our 67 counties. To view how much revenue your county […]

MSC in York Dispatch: Tax on Drillers Would Jeopardize Jobs

A Feb. 14 editorial endorsing Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal for higher taxes on natural gas production fundamentally fails to recognize the basic economic realities associated with capital investment and continued job growth. Despite the paper’s claims, higher energy taxes would squander a tremendous opportunity and jeopardize the small business and union jobs, as well as […]

MSC in Delaware County Times: Higher Energy Taxes Will Stifle Pa. Growth

A Feb. 21 editorial, claiming the “Wolf is right: Tax natural gas industry,” fails to acknowledge critical facts about new energy taxes and the basic economic realities associated with such policies, especially as it relates to capital investment and continued job growth. While the paper believes that higher energy taxes are the “least painful” choice, […]

Fueling Export Growth: U.S. Net Export Trade Forecast for Key Chemistries to 2030 (American Chemistry Council)

New Carnegie Mellon Study Highlights Environmental, Economic Benefits of LNG

According to new a Carnegie Mellon University study – the first peer-reviewed paper of its kind – exporting clean-burning U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) “would help reduce global GHG emissions” and such policy will be “good for the climate.” This research follows a recently released White House Council of Economic Advisers report, which underscores the […]

RT @CONSOL_Energy: The oil & #natgas industry now suppor

RT @CONSOL_Energy: The oil & #natgas industry now supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs & 8% of the U.S. economy #NaturalGasFacts

[email protected] very concerned about loss of impact tax revenues, wh

[email protected] very concerned about loss of impact tax revenues, which are invaluable to our twps. and their taxpayers. http://t.co/l37YQrKUfo

Lebanon County commissioners award $130k in Marcellus Shale

Lebanon County commissioners award $130k in Marcellus Shale Fund grants http://t.co/EmCT0aoSlx via @LDNews http://t.co/q3EuZYWffk

Friday Read: “Ten Key Takeaways From New @WhiteHouse Report”

Friday Read: “Ten Key Takeaways From New @WhiteHouse Report” on #naturalgas. http://t.co/zbn5P3xiHV http://t.co/IAZYGHhBIu

RT @CabotOG: We’re proud to work w/ @SWN_R2 @PACleanwater @M

RT @CabotOG: We’re proud to work w/ @SWN_R2 @PACleanwater @MarcellusGas + others to bring Careers in Energy program to students http://t.co…

The Northeast is burning a record-breaking amount of natural

The Northeast is burning a record-breaking amount of natural gas this week amid numbing cold and unending snowstorms. http://t.co/JhHRIJ4Get

RT @PAChamber: These business leaders are right – #PAenergy

RT @PAChamber: These business leaders are right – #PAenergy taxes threaten an energy comeback. Smart policies will drive growth! http://t.c…

Ryder to Train Entire N. American Maintenance Workforce on N

Ryder to Train Entire N. American Maintenance Workforce on Natural Gas Vehicle Technologies http://t.co/zW41UVjqX3 http://t.co/SImDqUVwuQ

Great @oronline letter: “Be thankful during these cold winte

Great @oronline letter: “Be thankful during these cold winter months for natural gas.” https://t.co/df714NVF9T

RT @BostonGlobe: The Northeast is burning a record-breaking

RT @BostonGlobe: The Northeast is burning a record-breaking amount of natural gas this week amid numbing cold and unending snowstorms http:…

RT @nationalffa: National FFA Week starts tomorrow! Did you

RT @nationalffa: National FFA Week starts tomorrow! Did you know it began in 1948? https://t.co/hRui0veVFD http://t.co/CoJdOHGM87

Like building trades and small businesses, @PSATS “very conc

Like building trades and small businesses, @PSATS “very concerned” about higher energy taxes. http://t.co/l37YQrKUfo http://t.co/HCaC6so4mW

RT @tribunedemocrat: Local companies find ways to tap into M

RT @tribunedemocrat: Local companies find ways to tap into Marcellus, Utica shale-gas business http://t.co/4KmGOLxJII

FACT: The U.S. now is the world’s No. 1 producer of natura

FACT: The U.S. now is the world’s No. 1 producer of natural gas. http://t.co/qHCcnHUjPH http://t.co/9DnM7lCwlr

ICYMI: Ten Key Takeaways from New @WhiteHouse Report on #nat

ICYMI: Ten Key Takeaways from New @WhiteHouse Report on #natgas http://t.co/zbn5P3OU6v

Ten Key Takeaways: New White House Report Touts U.S. Natural Gas

America’s natural gas development is driving down the U.S. trade deficit, creating jobs, improving our GDP and cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to the White House’s “Economic Report of the President” released Thursday. As the President has said in the past – and underscores in the new report – “our 100-year supply of natural gas is […]

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions From U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Exports: Implications for End Uses (Carnegie Mellon University)

Via @FuelFixBlog: @NiSourceInc plans to invest billions to c

Via @FuelFixBlog: @NiSourceInc plans to invest billions to connect #Marcellus & #Utica producers to market hubs http://t.co/53NG8HtjPv

RT @CabotOG: Donna Williams raises dairy cows on her Susqueh

RT @CabotOG: Donna Williams raises dairy cows on her Susquehanna County farm. Her thoughts on #natgas: http://t.co/BmzoTLBuWI http://t.co/6…

[email protected] report: Natural gas is already playing a centra

[email protected] report: Natural gas is already playing a central role in the transition to a clean energy future. http://t.co/b2WVOgjxyL

New @WhiteHouse report: U.S. is further reducing its GHG emi

New @WhiteHouse report: U.S. is further reducing its GHG emissions by taking advantage of unconventional natural gas. http://t.co/b2WVOgjxyL

[email protected] Charlie Baker supports natural gas pipeline p

[email protected] Charlie Baker supports natural gas pipeline plan that will lower consumer energy prices https://t.co/kfPnG0T6Tt

RT if you agree that Pa. needs more jobs, not higher energy

RT if you agree that Pa. needs more jobs, not higher energy taxes! #ShaleTaxFacts http://t.co/Sp2NzBe8Z3 http://t.co/GY7d21YPL7

Natural gas pipeline and power generation projects to create

Natural gas pipeline and power generation projects to create nearly 800 Pa. jobs, reports @dailyitem: http://t.co/4uAXEABk27

Pa. local business leaders: “Our economy will reel from the

Pa. local business leaders: “Our economy will reel from the crippling punches” of higher energy taxes. http://t.co/hTnUSrmlHc #ShaleTaxFacts

FACT: Pa. shale production up from 747 million cubic feet in

FACT: Pa. shale production up from 747 million cubic feet in 2006 to 4+ trillion cubic feet in 2014, via @TribLIVE. http://t.co/kbgs4jrFB7

“Be thankful during these cold winter months for natural gas

“Be thankful during these cold winter months for natural gas,” says @oronline letter to the editor: http://t.co/ZQ4nvJivhw

ICYMI: Pa. natural gas production breaks yet another record

ICYMI: Pa. natural gas production breaks yet another record of 4tcf. More here: http://t.co/py0Xj4K6S7 #ShaleTaxFacts http://t.co/404r4iTMyE

RT @ConMonitorNews: Three of the biggest energy companies in

RT @ConMonitorNews: Three of the biggest energy companies in New England team up for a plan they say will save customers money. http://t.co…

RT @AEI: An extraordinary economic & environmental succe

RT @AEI: An extraordinary economic & environmental success story is unfolding. Natural gas can be an energy policy that works: http://t.co/…

RT @TribLIVE: ICYMI: Pa. shale gas production eclipsed 4 tri

RT @TribLIVE: ICYMI: Pa. shale gas production eclipsed 4 trillion cubic feet in 2014 http://t.co/H215pmDNqQ via @katelynferral http://t.co/…

New on the blog: Higher energy taxes threaten Pa. small busi

New on the blog: Higher energy taxes threaten Pa. small businesses, union jobs http://t.co/py0Xj4K6S7 #ShaleTaxFacts http://t.co/KXz2ZOtF0D

Pa. Natural Gas Production Shatters Another Record

Pennsylvania’s natural gas production broke another record, exceeding 4 trillion cubic feet of clean-burning energy in 2014, according to new state data. That number – nearly 1 trillion cubic feet more than 2013 – represents more than a quarter of the nation’s total natural gas production. With domestic energy production levels on the rise, Mark […]

MSC in Phila. Daily News: “Hydraulic Fracturing is Well-Regulated and Safe”

President Obama’s interior secretary, Sally Jewel, recently noted that “there is a lot of misinformation about fracking.” She’s absolutely right, and a Daily News editorial (“Tracking fracking”) is a classic display of this ignorance. First, according to any number of regulatory experts – including top Obama administration officials – hydraulic fracturing is well-regulated and safe. […]

New Energy Taxes Threaten Local Shale Benefits, Small Businesses & Labor Jobs

Yesterday, Gov. Tom Wolf formally rolled out his new energy tax proposal, which has been described as “outrageously onerous” and “a race to the bottom.” As this policy process moves forward, it’s critical to consider these facts: The proposed new energy tax – “a 7.5 percent effective tax rate–one of the highest in the nation” […]

RT @WNEP: Bringing Energy Careers to the Classroom http://t

RT @WNEP: Bringing Energy Careers to the Classroom http://t.co/VXPSB7rcV3

Shale’s helped drive Pa.’s unemployment to its lowest rate i

Shale’s helped drive Pa.’s unemployment to its lowest rate in nearly 7 years; added billions in economic activity. http://t.co/qHCJ5tJ4ZX

RT @PAChamber: [email protected]’s proposed natural gas in

RT @PAChamber: [email protected]’s proposed natural gas industry #severancetax could mean job loss, higher #PAenergy costs http://t.co/7ChD…

[email protected]: @GovernorTomWolf’s 5% natural gas tax will le

[email protected]: @GovernorTomWolf’s 5% natural gas tax will lead to fewer wells, impaired economic growth for Pa. http://t.co/EbVWbxR3MP

RT @Liberty4pa: Marcellus Shale Successes Continue http://t.

RT @Liberty4pa: Marcellus Shale Successes Continue http://t.co/7ur7j3573R by @gwtomb

RT @Liberty4pa: The Dangers of a Natural Gas Severance Tax h

RT @Liberty4pa: The Dangers of a Natural Gas Severance Tax http://t.co/O0m28UPibt #naturalgas

RT @LECET: PennEast #Pipeline #construction to generate more

RT @LECET: PennEast #Pipeline #construction to generate more than 12,000 jobs, company says http://t.co/jab3Q9vL3q

Via @Reuters: “The oil and gas industry, and its supply chai

Via @Reuters: “The oil and gas industry, and its supply chain, support an unusually large number of well-paid jobs.” http://t.co/P2BTd4mmZ2

[email protected]: New Energy Taxes Will Lead to Possible Job Loss

[email protected]: New Energy Taxes Will Lead to Possible Job Loss, Higher Energy Prices http://t.co/De7YtC2gDX