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. […]

What They’re Saying: Natural Gas Creating “Significant” Environmental Benefits, Sparking “a Manufacturing Renaissance”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The clear, undeniable environmental and economic benefits tied to the safe development of clean-burning American natural gas continue to cascade across our region – as well as throughout local, national and international news outlets. Here’s what they’re saying about the responsible development of job-creating shale gas, which is Powering an American Renaissance: […]

Marcellus-Related Benefits Expanding Across Philadelphia Region

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The safe, tightly-regulated development of clean-burning domestic natural gas is “firing up an old-fashioned American industrial revival,” strengthening “America’s role in the world,” and putting Pennsylvania on a path toward becoming an “American energy superpower,” all while “saving U.S. consumers billions” in more affordable energy costs. These positive benefits continue to take […]

ICYMI: Shale Gas “Firing up an Old-Fashioned American Industrial Revival,” “Saving U.S. Consumers Billions”

TD Report: Growth in Shale Gas Saving U.S. Consumers Billions By Lauren Krugel, Canadian Press November 15, 2012 Growing U.S. shale gas output means billions in cost savings for residential and industrial consumers, according to a report by TD Bank released Thursday. Technological advances have unlocked enormous supplies of natural gas from rock formations across […]

What They’re Saying: American Natural Gas Powering Economic Progress, Job Creation

Pittsburgh, Pa.– The safe, tightly-regulated development of America’s clean-burning natural gas resources continues to provide broad benefits, ranging from job creation, strengthened energy security, and a cleaner environment. Taken together, this development is Powering an American Renaissance.  Here’s what they’re saying: U.S. Energy Renaissance “Redrawing the Global Energy Map”: “North America is at the forefront […]

Support for American Natural Gas Broad, Growing

Given the clear benefits associated with natural gas — more jobs, a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and strengthened energy security — it’s no surprise that the American people, especially those across Appalachia, continue to show broad support for the safe development of this abundant, job-creating resource. In fact, a recent Siena College poll — […]

Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gaining Steam

Pa. Rep. Saylor Receives National Recognition for CNG Leadership As this year’s presidential election has come to close, and the political season passes, now is the time for our elected officials to come together and work collectively towards common sense solutions toward meeting our nation’s growing challenges — job creation and energy security, chief among […]

Just The Facts: “Outspoken Opponent” of Marcellus Shale Continues Misinformation Campaign

Pittsburgh, Pa. – State representative Jesse White – an “outspoken opponent” of safe, tightly-regulated, clean-burning American natural gas development – has doubled-down on his misguided public relations efforts. In his latest salvo, Mr. White claims that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) “developed a specialized computer-code system to manipulate the test results for residents […]

Marcellus Shale Producers Ensure Environmental, Worker Safety Throughout Hurricane Sandy

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The damage, personal loss and strife facing communities across the eastern seaboard in the days after Hurricane Sandy will not be fully measured for months – if ever. And while recovery efforts continue to move forward and families work to rebuild their livelihoods, Pennsylvania’s natural gas producers have taken exhaustive measures aimed […]

Clean-Burning Natural Gas a “Golden Opportunity” for America

From bolstering private sector job growth to generating substantial tax and fee revenues, and increasing the safe production and use of clean-burning natural gas all while making progressive environmental strides — the natural gas industry is unleashing innovative strategies that, taken together, are Powering an American Renaissance. In fact, a recent AOL Energy article highlights […]

Global Eyes Remain on Pa.’s Mighty Marcellus Shale

The safe, tightly-regulated development of Pennsylvania’s job-creating natural gas resources from the Marcellus Shale continues to have a global reach. In fact, following last week’s front-page Wall Street Journal story about the positive impact Marcellus Shale natural gas development continues to have on our region’s manufacturing base, the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper details how America’s […]

New IHS Study: American Shale Gas Boosting Job Creation

A new IHS study released yesterday focuses on the job-creating impact associated with the safe development of unconventional oil and natural gas in the United States. According the researchers, this tightly-regulated production supports more than 1.7 million U.S. jobs today, with that amount growing to a projected 3 million jobs by the end of the […]

Marcellus Shale Reserves Continue to Grow, Helping to “Power an American Renaissance”

Over the weekend, the Associated Press took a detailed look at new data and research available related to the Marcellus Shale, “the biggest natural gas field in the country.” This from the AP story under the headline “Reports: Marcellus reserves larger than expected”: One of the reports adds that the Marcellus reserves that lie below […]

What They’re Saying About Pa.’s Marcellus Shale Gas Impact Fees

Yesterday, Gov. Tom Corbett along with Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) officials announced the disbursements from the recently enacted bipartisan natural gas impact fee for local and county governments across the Commonwealth. On its website, PUC has a detailed breakdown of the disbursements. The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) issues this statement and MSC president Kathryn […]

Marcellus Shale Creating “New Economic Opportunity” for the Region

Earlier this week, a natural gas-fired power plant project in Bradford Co. received clearance to move forward from the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection. More on that announcement and the project, which will create 500 jobs, here. The Marcellus Shale natural gas-fired power plant – which “will be powerful enough to light up nearly 800,000 […]

Off And Running: Pa. Approves Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

Pennsylvania consumers, and our region’s economy, received some very exciting news yesterday. The Pennsylvania “Department of Environmental Protection today issued an air quality plan approval to Moxie Liberty LLC of Vienna, Va., for construction of the first power plant in Pennsylvania to run on natural gas, including gas from the Marcellus Shale,” according to a […]

New PwC Study: Safe Development of U.S. Shale Gas Bolstering Manufacturing

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study, released yesterday, highlights and further underscores the critical role that low-cost, clean-burning American natural gas continues to play in bolstering our nation’s manufacturing sector. Here are key excerpts from the PwC study, entitled “Shale gas: Reshaping the US chemicals industry”: In a recent PwC report on the potential impact of […]

What Newspapers Are Saying About Clean-Burning Natural Gas

Over the past few days, newspapers from across the region, and the world, have underscored the clear and undeniable economic and environmental benefits associated with the safe development of clean-burning natural gas. Here’s what they’re saying: Bloomberg: The U.S. has almost three times as much recoverable natural gas as the government estimates, enough to place […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Technology Showcase a Success

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) SHALE GAS INSIGHT™ 2012 Conference was held on September 20-21, in Philadelphia, PA. The MSC, through its Research Collaborative Committee and assisted by the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation and Commercialization Center, convened a Technology Showcase on September 19, which was among a slate of pre-conference activities. […]

Compressed Natural Gas Taking Root Across the U.S.

As more clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale and other formations is safely produced, governors from both political parties across the United States are implementing common sense policies aimed at leveraging these abundant, affordable, domestic resources to fuel our nation’s transportation needs. Here’s a rundown of some of the recent progress on this […]

New Marcellus Pipeline, Processing Project Strengthens Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Connection

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia faithful will be cheering for their respective teams next Sunday when the Eagles battle the Steelers at Heinz Field. As history has shown, there will be plenty of good-spirited banter in the run-up to the game (and afterwards) from both corners of the Commonwealth. And while there’s a clear split across Pennsylvania […]

Learn About Shale Launched in Philadelphia

On the final day of last week’s Shale Gas Insight conference last week in Philadelphia, natural gas industry leaders were joined by key government and business organization officials to launch Learn About Shale. The initiative – a true community conversation – will build upon the MSC’s earlier Ask About Shale effort, which gathered a broad […]