Archives for December 2015

Natural Gas Delivers Holiday Savings for Consumers

Thanks to our region’s abundant natural gas resources, consumer heating costs are falling, delivering significant energy savings for local families and small businesses. As MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer told KDKA-TV this week: “The reason [consumers] are going to pay less to heat their home, cook their food, dry their clothes, heat their hot water is the […]

MSC in @PhillyInquirer: #NatGas Industry Remains Committed t

MSC in @PhillyInquirer: #NatGas Industry Remains Committed to Rigorous Regulations https://t.co/3DJgmkepYg https://t.co/snTnGDspKf

ICYMI: Watch “Faces of Shale” which looks at the economi

ICYMI: Watch “Faces of Shale” which looks at the economic & environmental benefits of locally produced #NaturalGas. https://t.co/NJ9P9ae89G

Even higher energy taxes will hurt local #smallbiz and cost

Even higher energy taxes will hurt local #smallbiz and cost Pa. jobs. https://t.co/Hws817RKTp #SayNoToSeverance

Franklin Twp. plans to use $400K in shale impact taxes for i

Franklin Twp. plans to use $400K in shale impact taxes for improving local roads. https://t.co/ujeZ5w7CBJ #SayNoToSeverance

FACT: The U.S. has dropped CO2 emissions to a 25-year low la

FACT: The U.S. has dropped CO2 emissions to a 25-year low largely through increased natural gas use. https://t.co/paLK7jImuj #Fracking

RT @CabotOG: Our employees & contractors in northeastern

RT @CabotOG: Our employees & contractors in northeastern PA collected toys & donations for 600+ families this holiday season https://t.co/i…

RT @GainesvilleSun: Compressed natural gas fueling station n

RT @GainesvilleSun: Compressed natural gas fueling station now open to public https://t.co/w6HKhBMPn1

RT @BizRoundtable: The United States is now the world’s larg

RT @BizRoundtable: The United States is now the world’s largest producer of both natural gas and oil: https://t.co/Qeu5jJP6GJ https://t.co/…

[email protected] reports: Thanks to shale, “consumers will see low

[email protected] reports: Thanks to shale, “consumers will see lower energy bills.” https://t.co/x3utMfVyb5 #Fracking

RT @PghBizTimes: Have a natural gas-related idea? A shale ga

RT @PghBizTimes: Have a natural gas-related idea? A shale gas contest is offering $80K worth of awards for innovative ideas https://t.co/5H…

This top @PSATS board member is concerned about losing shale

This top @PSATS board member is concerned about losing shale impact taxes for Pa. communities. Read more: https://t.co/xv9BRvmMfM

Incredibly prolific Marcellus provides clean energy and #MFG

Incredibly prolific Marcellus provides clean energy and #MFG materials for decades to come. https://t.co/ikW87xIKyW https://t.co/dgh943J4VH

MSC in @ButlerEagle: Pa. Has Effective, Modernized Regulatio

MSC in @ButlerEagle: Pa. Has Effective, Modernized Regulations https://t.co/STnb12TqY5 #NaturalGas #Fracking https://t.co/84ZeyrBZhv

Marcellus Shale Drives the U.S. Natural Gas Revolution https

Marcellus Shale Drives the U.S. Natural Gas Revolution https://t.co/QxvGMCQLLs via @Forbes https://t.co/YPvoRVfawz

Even higher energy taxes = fewer local #smallbiz jobs https:

Even higher energy taxes = fewer local #smallbiz jobs https://t.co/XuykfOGBBL #SayNoToSeverance

Top Ten Shale Highlights of 2015

In what has been described as the “strongest card in America’s hand ” – both economically and environmentally – domestic shale development continues to be a game-changer. Despite the ongoing market challenges, Pennsylvania’s “record-breaking” natural gas production was driven by the industry’s focus on efficiency and innovation. As more clean-burning natural gas is safely produced, a […]

MSC in Phila. Inq.: Industry Remains Committed to Rigorous Regulations

A letter failed to acknowledge the strong natural-gas development regulations that protect our environment (“Industry needs rules,” Thursday). We have some of the nation’s most rigorous regulations. As former Gov. Ed Rendell and his then-Dept. of Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger stated, “Pennsylvania has the strongest enforcement program of any state with gas drilling.” There are […]

MSC in Butler Eagle: Pa. Has Effective, Modernized Regulations

Two recent letters (“Middlesex Shortfall”, Dec. 1 and “Still Opposed to Rex”, Dec. 9) do a tremendous disservice to your readers, which include my Butler County neighbors, family and friends. Our dialogue about these important issues must be fact- and science-based — and it must be civil. Pennsylvania has an effective and modernized regulatory framework […]

Local Natural Gas Delivers Consumer Energy Savings

For consumers and manufacturers, the safe and well-regulated production of abundant, local shale resources is delivering significant energy savings. As WITF reports, Pennsylvania households are seeing heating bills that are half of what they were just seven years ago. What’s more, Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association president David Taylor tells WESA that regional manufacturers are experiencing a […]

MSC in Phila. Daily News: Higher Energy Taxes Will Threaten Growth

Friday’s editorial, “Who Do They Work For?” provides a misleading representation of natural-gas development in Pennsylvania, while completely ignoring the meaningful economic and environmental contributions Marcellus Shale development has delivered for the commonwealth. Philadelphians don’t have to look far to see the benefits. Thanks to shale, refineries in South Philadelphia and Delaware County that were […]

What They’re Saying: Shale the “Strongest Card in America’s Hand”

As the global climate talks kick off in Paris, the clear environmental benefits of natural gas are making headlines. Thanks to shale gas, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced more than any other country and power sector CO2 emissions have plummeted to 27-year lows. Beyond this historic environmental progress, shale is enhancing American energy […]

RT @newPAnews: [email protected] reports PA had the most shale gas pr

RT @newPAnews: [email protected] reports PA had the most shale gas proved reserves in 2014, beating TX. https://t.co/FPkpCsoKIS #EnergyInPA

[email protected] administrator: The shift to #NaturalGas “has been enor

[email protected] administrator: The shift to #NaturalGas “has been enormously beneficial from a clean air perspective.” https://t.co/M11cKPk3ge

RT @KeystoneReport: PA Game Commission reaps revenue from sh

RT @KeystoneReport: PA Game Commission reaps revenue from shale gas under game lands: https://t.co/CqdAX9VH9J

[email protected]’s shale revenue increased 20% since 2011, with

[email protected]’s shale revenue increased 20% since 2011, with funds supporting operations and staff training. https://t.co/Mekjh753vG

On the Blog: “Pa.’s Marcellus Drives Nation’s Proven G

On the Blog: “Pa.’s Marcellus Drives Nation’s Proven Gas Reserves” https://t.co/beuAyIGugW #ShaleGas #AmericanEnergy

RT @TribLIVE: #Pennsylvania Game Commission reaps revenue fr

RT @TribLIVE: #Pennsylvania Game Commission reaps revenue from shale gas under game lands. https://t.co/rNkLBDsFma

RT @EIAgov: Today in #Energy: U.S. #oil and #natgas reserves

RT @EIAgov: Today in #Energy: U.S. #oil and #natgas reserves both increase in 2014 https://t.co/AiY1kPKpvX https://t.co/ACZmNyseP3

High-volume gas production in the Marcellus Shale could “pla

High-volume gas production in the Marcellus Shale could “play a roll in a boon to rate-payers pocketbooks.” https://t.co/fpiFwxnwLB

Approximately 38% of Pa.’s electricity is now supplied by #N

Approximately 38% of Pa.’s electricity is now supplied by #NatGas – up from a mere 3% in 2008. https://t.co/XnHzqPQWT6 via @PennBizDaily

UGI consumer bills to drop lowest in +15 years thanks to abu

UGI consumer bills to drop lowest in +15 years thanks to abundant natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. https://t.co/2LyQkrjUQK #fracking

RT @ShaleAdvocates: Pa. had biggest increase in #natgas rese

RT @ShaleAdvocates: Pa. had biggest increase in #natgas reserves driven by continued development of the Marcellus Shale natural gas play ht…

[email protected] spokesman: “The development of shale gas i

[email protected] spokesman: “The development of shale gas is bringing a transformative change to Pa.” https://t.co/XnHzqPzm1y #WeAgree

RT @CitizensVoice: UGI customers will see savings https://t.

RT @CitizensVoice: UGI customers will see savings https://t.co/jefK4kRV0P

More than 90% of @UGI_Utilities #NatGas supplies now come fr

More than 90% of @UGI_Utilities #NatGas supplies now come from Marcellus shale, local customers reap the benefits. https://t.co/N9rrLtgcGA

RT @Range_Resources: VIDEO: Range Resources 2000 Turkeys Foo

RT @Range_Resources: VIDEO: Range Resources 2000 Turkeys Food Drive https://t.co/dX9Zmngbdd