Just The Facts: A Closer Look at Duke’s Methane Study

A clear, easily-anticipated pattern has emerged with regard to academic research surrounding Marcellus Shale natural gas development, specifically how the media – perhaps purposefully – neglects details of methodology and other important and proper context, resulting in highly provocative headlines that do not always reflect the actual facts. Such was the case this week, as […]

Marcellus Shale Impact Revenues Provide Much-Needed Boost Across Pa.

Earlier this month, the Pa. Public Utility Commission (PUC) released “the disbursements to county and municipal governments under Act 13/Impact Fee,” a sum of $202.4 million, which is in addition to $1.8 billion paid in natural gas-related taxes and last year’s impact fees of more than $200 million. Here’s what they’re saying about how these […]

What They’re Saying About Natural Gas: “Local Resource, Providing Local Jobs, Contributing to the Local Economy”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Every day and all over the world, new voices are joining the conversation about the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas. From job creation to growth in the transportation sector and improved national security, this historic energy renaissance continues to evolve. Here’s what they’re saying: CREATING GOOD JOBS, BOOSTING COMMUNITIES Nearly […]

Safe Natural Gas Development Benefits Cascade Across Pa.

Yesterday, the Pa. Public Utility Commission (PUC) released “the disbursements to county and municipal governments under Act 13/Impact Fee,” a sum of $202.4 million, which is in addition to $1.8 billion paid in natural gas-related taxes and last year’s impact fees of more than $200 million. The impact fees – generated by the safe, job-creating […]

What They’re Saying: “Shale Gas Turned the World of Energy on Its Head”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Increased competitiveness, a more secure energy future, more jobs and a cleaner environment. These are among the benefits being realized through the responsible development of clean-burning American natural gas. This safe, tightly-regulated energy production is helping to “change the course of history” – and for the better. Here’s what they’re saying. SAFE NATURAL […]

New Report: Responsible Natural Gas Development an “Economic Boon for Pennsylvania”

A new report – available here – from the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy underscores the clear fact that safe, tightly-regulated Marcellus Shale development has “produced major economic benefits to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.” According the report, estimated royalties paid to Marcellus Shale natural gas land- and mineral-owners in Pennsylvania reached a staggering $731 million […]

“Move Over, OPEC”; Shale Gas 21st Century’s “Biggest Innovation”

In a CNBC column this week, world-renowned energy expert Daniel Yergin laid out the clear facts about safe, job-creating American shale gas. Put simply, according to Dr. Yergin, shale gas is “the biggest innovation so far in the 21st century.” Here’s what they’re saying about the responsible development of tightly-regulated domestic natural gas and its […]

Pittsburgh: The City of Champions – and Job-Creating Natural Gas

For southwestern Pennsylvania sports fans, times are good. The Pittsburgh Pirates — coined “the Comeback Kids of Baseball” — have the second-best winning percentage in all of major league baseball. And tomorrow night, the puck drops at the CONSOL Energy Center, with eight wins separating the hometown Penguins and their fourth Stanley Cup. While Pittsburgh’s […]

What They’re Saying: “Marcellus Shale Has Really Helped the Whole Community”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As more clean-burning American natural gas is safely produced here at home, tens of thousands of jobs are being created, especially in the manufacturing sector. Likewise, responsible and tightly-regulated shale development is bringing about clear environmental benefits. At the same time, this ongoing and historic American energy renaissance is bolstering our nation’s […]

MSC Members Tout Best Practices Before U.S. Senate Panel

Last week, several Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) member company executives testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy Natural Resources. At the hearing — titled “Shale Development: Best Practices and Environmental Concerns” — officials from Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Baker Hughes, EQT Corporation, Halliburton, Noble Energy, Inc., and XTO Energy, Inc. highlighted a broad range of […]

New ACC Study: Natural Gas Advances Chemical Industry’s Competitiveness, Investments

This week, yet another study was released underscoring the far-reaching benefits of clean, abundant American natural gas. Authored by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the report examines how “Abundant supplies of shale gas have transformed America’s chemical industry from the world’s high-cost producer five years ago to among the world’s lowest-cost producers today.” The report, […]

Act 13 Powers Pennsylvania Natural Gas Vehicle Grant Program

Updated: May 21, 2013 As safe, tightly regulated natural gas development continues to benefit every corner of Pennsylvania with low-cost energy and new opportunity, we were reminded this week of the far-reaching impacts of Act 13, the revenue generated by this bipartisan piece of legislation and how it is advancing clean transportation alternatives. Funded through […]

Shale Gas Goes Global, While Benefitting Local Economies

The safe development of clean-burning American natural gas, especially in Pennsylvania, is having a substantial and positive impact on our region’s economy, helping to create tens of thousands of good jobs at a time when they’re needed most. As the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports this week, “The growth of the energy sector throughout the [western Pa.] […]

New Studies Reinforce Positive Impact of Safe Natural Gas Development

Straightforward, fact-based evidence continues to mount in support of clean-burning American natural gas, which is Powering an American Renaissance. As the Associated Press reports today, the “recent dramatic discoveries of vast U.S. oil and gas reserves are helping to lift the American economy out its long funk.” The article concludes – among other things – […]

Natural Gas Facts, Science Continue to Prevail

As more science-based natural gas research is brought forth – ranging from air and water quality to public health – it’s becoming increasingly clear that safe, tightly-regulated shale development is enhancing our environment as well as our economy. This week, in fact, new Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) research once again determines that natural […]

Top White House Nat’l Security Advisor Touts Clear Benefits of American Natural Gas

At the launch today of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, a diverse group of thought-leaders and policy experts discussed the key and growing role that clean-burning natural gas will continue to play here at home and globally. The speakers included Pulitzer-Prize winning author Daniel Yergin, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, White House […]

What They’re Saying About Clean, American Natural Gas

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The safe development of clean-burning American natural gas – a process tightly overseen by state regulators – is creating an enormous scale of both economic and environmental benefits that few could have projected several years ago. From consumer savings and job creation to cleaner air, these important and shared benefits are without […]

Natural Gas: Powering Pennsylvania’s Transportation Sector

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s abundant, clean-burning Marcellus Shale natural gas resources are laying the foundation for a manufacturing rebirth in the Commonwealth, creating tens of thousands of well-paying local jobs, enhancing air quality and lowering energy costs for consumers, all while generating much-needed tax and fee revenue for important investments, especially for our environment. At […]

By The Numbers: Natural Gas Powering America’s Economic Engine

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Earlier this week, President Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. secretary of energy, Ernest Moniz, told Congress that “‘a stunning increase’ in production of domestic natural gas in recent years was nothing less than a ‘revolution’ that has led to reduced emissions of carbon dioxide,” as the Associated Press reports under […]

Impact Fee Revenues Reaching Every Square Inch of Pa.

Pittsburgh, Pa. – On the heels of last week’s announcement by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) that a historic influx of revenue is flowing to counties and municipalities across the Commonwealth thanks to a new impact fee paid by natural gas producers, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and its member companies are continuing a […]

What They’re Saying About Clean-Burning American Natural Gas

Pittsburgh, Pa. – America’s abundant, clean-burning shale gas resources are rebalancing longstanding global energy trends, shifting more economic and geopolitical power to the United States. And while affordable supplies of homegrown natural gas are helping to create local jobs, many European manufacturing jobs are relocating to the United States. Here’s what they’re saying: FAR-REACHING GLOBAL IMPACT […]

Natural Gas is Bringing “U.S. Manufacturing Back to Life”

Shuttered factories left for gone are reopening; companies are bringing operations back to America; and manufacturers are hiring locally, thanks in large part to clean-burning, safely-produced domestic natural gas. This industrial resurgence has been rightly termed a “a game changer” by economists, who note that America’s “manufacturing’s future is getting brighter,” as NPR reports yesterday […]

What They’re Saying: “Shale Gas is Transforming America’s Energy Future”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – There’s a “shale gas revolution” underway in America, as GE CEO Jeff Immelt underscored yesterday, leading to more affordable energy for consumers struggling with persistently high unemployment, more jobs here at home – especially in the manufacturing sector – and strengthened U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. And most importantly, this development is […]

What They’re Saying: Safe Natural Gas Development Advancing the American Dream

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As The Economist reports in a cover story series focused on American competitiveness, the safe development of domestic natural gas represents a “Deep sigh of relief” for our nation economically. For its part, the Marcellus Shale Coalition is reaching “out to the community” about the tremendous “potential and prosperity” associated with the […]

Pa. Small Business Owners Tout Marcellus Shale Benefits on Capitol Hill

Today, two western Pennsylvania small business owners took their success stories to Washington, DC, testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. At today’s hearing – titled “America’s Onshore Energy Resources: Creating Jobs, Securing America, and Lowering Prices” – Paul Battista (an MSC member) and Frank Puskarich spoke of the […]

Marcellus Shale: Homegrown Energy, Homegrown Jobs

Clean, affordable, safely-produced American natural gas is not only helping to lower taxes and energy bills, but it’s also providing our tremendous source of job and career opportunities for Pennsylvanians. In short, this historic opportunity is a job-creating, economy-boosting machine that’s Powering an American Renaissance. Union, non-union, industry-based, or ancillary – the safe, responsible shale gas […]

Natural Gas: A Unifying Issue for America

The safe development of job-creating American natural gas is without question Powering an American Renaissance. And while these associated benefits are clear, and support for clean-burning domestic natural gas is strong and growing stronger, so too is the sharp divide in public opinion on the major issues of the day – principally immigration reform, healthcare, […]

One Year Later, Marcellus on Main Street Going Strong

A year ago this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) launched an online business directory – Marcellus on Main Street – to further connect small businesses across the region with the growing and robust natural gas supply chain. Spurred by feedback from local chambers of commerce, whose members were interested in servicing and supporting the […]

Support Broadens For Common Sense Natural Gas Export Policies

U.S. natural gas production continues to soar, driven principally by the safe development of unconventional shale gas. In fact, as the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) notes, “U.S. production of dry natural gas reached the highest levels ever recorded in 2012, according to preliminary estimates released recently by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Natural gas […]

Natural Gas Industry Honors African-American History Month

Earlier this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation jointly hosted an African-American History Month event honoring the historic Dennis Farm. The well-attended community event, held at The African American Museum in Philadelphia, was an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the preservation of the historic farm. Part of the Dennis […]

What They’re Saying: Clean-Burning American Natural Gas “Could be the Answer to Many Prayers”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – A new Gallup poll released last week underscores the broad bipartisan agreement among American voters that “securing adequate energy supplies [is] paramount” to U.S. security. By all accounts, the safe development of clean, abundant American natural gas is advancing that shared goal for our nation. And as President Obama said during his […]

Cleaner, Greener, and Tastier; NYC Unveils First CNG-Powered Pizza Truck!

Step aside New York City fashion week – there’s a new global trend making its way through town! Yesterday,Neapolitan Express unveiled a brand new food truck, uniquely combining fresh ingredients and the use of clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) to as its power source. Lower fuel costs, fewer emissions, and a cleaner environment are just a […]

State of Key Pa. Rivers Growing Stronger Alongside Safe Natural Gas Production

Pittsburgh, Pa. – While there continues to be a great deal of public focus on the safe, effective and tightly-regulated development of clean-burning American natural gas, especially as it relates to protecting our water resources, the health of several key Pennsylvania rivers are strong – further demonstrating that natural gas development can, and must, be […]

President Obama Touts American Natural Gas in State of the Union Address

Last night, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address to the American people before a Joint Session of Congress. The President made clear that “our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing,” and underscored the positive role that clean-burning American natural gas continues to play in strengthening […]

By The Numbers: American Natural Gas Powering Our Future

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As the eastern seaboard emerges from yet another major snow storm, America continues to be blanketed by a storm of new jobs, revenue, opportunities, positive environmental benefits tied to the safe development of clean-burning natural gas. Global business leaders, like General Electric chief executive Jeff Immelt, recognize that shale gas development is […]

Natural Gas: Helping America’s Farmers That God Made

Last night’s Super Bowl, according to Reuters, “scored the highest rating share in history for the game.” During the game, a powerful Dodge Ram commercial – available here – highlighted the tireless and often thankless work that America’s farmers undertake each and every day. As a nation, we are deeply grateful for this important industry’s […]

Just The Facts: Despite Claims, Pa. Farmers Reaping Huge Marcellus-Related Benefits

Under a deeply misleading headline, “Dairy farms suffer in US shale gas fracking boom,” Istanbul, Turkey-based freelance journalist Dimiter Kenarov – working with the Calkins Media group, which owns several Pennsylvania newspapers as well as the profoundly biased Shale Reporter blog – makes several observations about how the safe development of job-creating American natural gas […]

What They’re Saying: American Natural Gas an “Economic Godsend”

Safe Shale Development Generating Billions in Royalties for Farmers Pittsburgh, Pa. – As more abundant supplies of clean-burning natural gas continue to be safely produced from the Marcellus Shale, American consumers – who rank energy costs as their top concern economic concern, according to a national Gallup poll released last week – are realizing enormous […]

What Can’t Natural Gas Do?

Heat homes and keep us warm. Fuel our vehicles. Power hydraulic fracturing and drilling operations. These are just a few of the many and growing ways America’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources our improving our lives while strengthening our economy and our environment. Here’s a quick overview of natural gas use-related stories from the weekend. […]

Rev Up Your (Natural Gas) Engines!

This week, the much-awaited 2014 Corvette Stingray was unveiled, marking 60 years of the fabled American sports car, as CBS News reports. An exciting milestone for sure. But this wasn’t the only exciting transportation-related announcement made this week. Yesterday, IGS Energy and top West Virginia officials, including Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, as well as Marcellus […]

The Countless Ways Natural Gas Improves Our Lives

More manufacturing jobs, lower transportation and home-energy costs, and a cleaner environment. These are several of the most clear benefits associated with the safe development of job-creating American natural gas, which continues to be led by the Marcellus Shale. This responsible, tightly-regulated and effectively managed production is bringing manufacturing roaring back – all while technologies […]

What Energy Producers, Manufacturers Are Saying About Natural Gas in the Global Economy

Yesterday, in a letter available here, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) “called on Energy Secretary Chu to approve all pending applications for LNG export terminals,” as the Wall Street Journal reports. Here’s what manufacturers, the chemical industry and energy producer organizations are saying about common sense natural gas export policies, which, as MSC CEO Kathryn […]

Thanks to Natural Gas, American Manufacturing is Coming Roaring Back

Affordable, safely-produced domestic natural gas is not only luring manufacturers back to the U.S., but these abundant, clean-burning resources are also providing a much-needed competitive edge to manufacturers operating in America. This week, once again, several reports underscore these positive impacts, and the compounding industrial opportunities brought to the U.S. through the responsible development of […]

MSC Engages Public With Natural Gas Facts, Counters ‘Promised Land’

Pittsburgh, Pa. – With the movie Promised Land opening in theaters across the nation today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is launching a campaign in Pennsylvania theaters and on social media channels to respond to the work of fiction with real facts and responsible conversation around the issue of natural gas development. In theaters across […]

What They Are Saying About Safe, Job-Creating American Natural Gas Production

Pittsburgh, PA. ­– More jobs, a stronger competitive edge for America in the global economy, and strengthened national energy security. These are among the many clear and undeniable benefits associated with the responsible development of clean-burning American natural gas, which is Powering an American Renaissance. And here’s what they’re saying: BROAD-BASED ECONOMIC BENEFITS TIED TO […]

Science, Public Opinion Continue to Mount in Favor of NY Marcellus Development

Despite the overwhelmingly clear evidence that clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale can be safely developed in New York, Gov. Anthony Cuomo unnecessarily continues to embrace a hurry-up-and-wait approach tantamount to a de facto moratorium. In fact, the New York Times reports today that “the state’s Health Department found in an analysis it […]

Top U.S. Intelligence Officials: Natural Gas Key to American Security, Job Growth

Last week, yet another study — available in full here — was released underscoring the global impact of clean-burning, job-creating American natural gas. The report, titled Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, was prepared by the National Intelligence Council of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODMI). The comprehensive ODMI study identifies key economic influencers, […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale “a Game-Changer on a Global Scale”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The clear, undeniable economic, environmental and energy security benefits associated with the safe development of clean-burning natural gas continue to be realized across Appalachia, the United States and as well as overseas. Here’s what they’re saying about the responsible development of job-creating shale gas, which is Powering an American Renaissance: NATURAL GAS […]

Brookings Report: Driven by Shale Development, Pittsburgh Tops U.S. Economic Recovery Charts

Despite the lingering economic challenges our nation faces, particularly as it relates to job growth, following one of the sharpest recessions in a generation, the greater Pittsburgh region is strong and growing stronger, according to a recently released Brookings Institution analysis. In its report, which analyzed such economic indicators as employment growth and GDP per […]

New MIT Study Reinforces Environmental Effectiveness of Natural Gas Development

This week, yet another study was released underscoring the environmental effectiveness of onshore natural gas production specific to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). While some detractors of safe, tightly-regulated American natural gas development continue to lodge unfounded claims about this process — based on shoddy, widely panned data — the facts continue to speak for themself. […]