State, Federal Study: Pa. Streams Unaffected by Natural Gas Development

Natural gas development is having no adverse impact on water quality in Pennsylvania streams, a recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal found. The study – whose authors include individuals from the state’s Bureau of Forestry within Pa. DCNR, the Division of Water Quality within Pa. DEP, and experts […]

MSC Member Spotlight: Golder Associates

Last week, we sat down with Golder Associates’ Martin Derby and Lynse Stafford to discuss their capabilities in assisting the natural gas industry in the Appalachian region. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Q. To start, could you introduce Golder Associates and give a brief history of your practice? Martin Derby: Golder […]

EPA Data: Natural Gas Drives U.S. Emissions Downward

The U.S. continues to make significant air quality gains thanks to the increased production and use of clean, domestic natural gas, according to draft federal data released today. In its annual draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, the EPA reported a 10% decrease in net U.S. greenhouse gas emissions since the 2005 peak. A clean, domestically […]

Teachers, Local Leaders: Energy Development is a Winner for Pa. Schools

Natural gas development is an important local economic driver, job creator, and revenue source for communities, despite the findings of a misleading “report” summarized in a Philadelphia Inquirer column. Here are 3 fast facts to know about Pa. education and shale development: Rising property values: Median property values in the state’s top four natural gas-producing […]

State, Federal Policies Matter in Realizing Shale’s Economic, Environmental Benefits

As President Trump reaffirmed during the State of the Union address last week, the state of American Energy has never been stronger and there’s a federal green light to unlock more clean, domestically-produced energy. President’s since the Eisenhower administration, in fact, have used the State of the Union to address the need for greater American […]

Facts, Findings from EIA’s 2020 Energy Outlook

The United States will continue to be a global energy leader for decades to come, with the Appalachian Basin driving gains in domestic energy production growth, according to new federal data. As the U.S. remains a global energy superpower, domestic energy exports will increase and consumption among manufacturing and power generation will grow, the U.S. […]

MSC Member Spotlight: GEI Consultants

We recently spoke with Jamey Stynchula and Tom Turpin of GEI Consultants to learn more about their practice and how they service Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Q. To start, could you introduce GEI and give a brief history of your practice? Jamey Stynchula: GEI Consultants, […]

Pa. Voters Broadly Support Natural gas, Manufacturing Growth

Proposals to ban hydraulic fracturing considered extreme, would “devastate” region’s economy. Banning the safe, responsible use of hydraulic fracturing, as some candidates have proposed, is a policy stance out of touch with the views of Pennsylvania voters, two articles in the New York Times and Washington Post find. Pennsylvanians on both sides of the political […]

Study Confirms “Little Potential for Radiation Exposure” From Oil and Natural Gas Development

Rolling Stone ignores science, facts in latest piece that further questions outlet’s journalistic credibility Amid declining readership, Rolling Stone, the once iconic magazine that’s now “a shell of its former self,” continues to advance one-sided, deeply biased articles attacking American energy development. Its latest article, by author Justin Nobel, the “infamously left-leaning magazine” that’s lost […]

MSC Member Spotlight: The Tri-M Group

Last week, we spoke with Mike Funari and Rich Musser of The Tri-M Group, to learn about their business and how it serves the oil and gas industry. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. Q. To start, could you introduce The Tri-M Group and give a brief history of your practice? Rich […]