U.S. Energy Exports Boost Energy Security, Drive Clean Air Progress

For the first time in almost 70 years, the United States has emerged as a net natural gas exporter and is on track to become the 3rd largest global exporter within the next few years, experts said during a U.S. Senate committee hearing yesterday. Expanded exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas boost America’s global standing, […]

Local Leaders: Natural Gas Impact Tax Revenues a “Blessing”

Local leaders across the Commonwealth agree: Pennsylvania’s natural gas impact tax works. The natural gas impact tax generated a record $251.8 million in 2018, bringing the seven-year total to $1.7 billion in new revenue for Pennsylvania communities and statewide environmental initiatives. Communities use the impact tax revenues to fund a host of priorities, from enhancing […]

EIA: Domestic Natural Gas Production Meets Growing U.S. Demand

Consumers, economy and environment benefit from expanded natural gas production and use. Nearly all natural gas consumed in the United States last year was produced domestically, as advancements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies have unlocked abundant American energy resources. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), natural gas production and consumption reached record […]

MSC Member Spotlight: Waste Management Energy Services

The MSC recently interviewed member-company Waste Management Energy Services to learn more about their business and customized environmental & oilfield solutions. Q. What services does your company provide to support shale development and/or infrastructure expansion in Pennsylvania and this region? Waste Management Energy Services (WMES) provides a wide range of environmental services across North America, […]

American Natural Gas: “The Golden Key” to Boosting Manufacturing

In an interview with Matthew Brouillette’s “Brews and Views” podcast that aired earlier this week, MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer emphasized that “natural gas is the golden key to bring manufacturing back to Pennsylvania.” Spigelmyer also spoke about the benefits of natural gas and highlighted major energy changes over the past decade. Click HERE to listen to […]

Record Impact Tax Revenues Directly Benefit Communities

Pennsylvania’s natural gas impact tax generated a record $251.8 million in 2018, bringing the seven-year total to $1.7 billion in new revenue for communities and statewide environmental and conservation programs. “Local governments rely on impact tax revenues to fund a host of priorities, including enhancing road and bridge infrastructure, flood mitigation and prevention, emergency response […]

MSC Member Spotlight: Michael Baker International

This week’s edition features Michael Baker International, a leader in engineering and consulting services providing innovative infrastructure solutions. Q. What services does your company provide to support shale development and/or infrastructure expansion in Pennsylvania and this region? Michael Baker International has been providing comprehensive oil and gas planning, engineering, and design services for over 75 […]

From Weakness to Strength: CNBC Highlights America’s Energy Revolution. But What’s Up Their Sleeve Next?

In a new online video — the first in a multi-part series — CNBC breaks down an otherwise complex issue: America’s historical quest and march toward energy security and independence. Drawing on the views of experts to contextualize this important story, including world-renowned energy scholar Daniel Yergin, CNBC provides a concise overview of America’s early […]

FACT CHECK: Debunking the False Narrative Around Restore Pa.

Governor Wolf and supporters of his plan to triple-tax Pennsylvania energy have recently taken liberties with their arguments in favor of this misguided policy. Pennsylvanians deserve to know the truth behind this political speak. Let’s check a few of the claims: CLAIM: “There’s room for the (natural gas) industry to pay more.” FACT : Pennsylvania […]

American Energy Dominance Grows with LNG Deal

America’s energy dominance was fortified this week with a newly signed agreement to deliver more natural gas to Poland. Polish Oil and Gas Company (PGNiG) signed an agreement with Venture Global LNG to purchase an additional 1.5 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year from the United States. Deliveries are expected to […]