Report: Marcellus, Utica Shale Plays Drive Domestic Natural Gas Production Growth

Domestic natural gas production and use – especially in power generation and manufacturing – will expand significantly over the next three decades, the federal Energy Information Administration reported today. The agency projects in its 2019 Annual Energy Outlook that natural gas will experience the largest production increase of all fossil fuels, with the Marcellus and […]

Pa. Natural Gas Tax Revenue Partially Funds $7.5+ Million in Environmental Projects

Tax revenue from Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry, combined with royalties from energy development on state lands, is a critical funding source for the state’s Environmental Stewardship Fund and its Growing Greener program.   Over the past month, the Department of Environmental Protection has awarded nearly $8 million in Growing Greener grants in support of more […]

Pa. Produced Energy Drives High-Tech Manufacturing Job Growth

Energy development is giving rise to Pennsylvania’s next manufacturing chapter, fueling a wave of high-tech jobs and economic growth in communities across the Commonwealth. As the nation’s second largest natural gas producing state, Pennsylvania manufacturers can leverage low-cost, abundant natural gas feedstocks into a competitive advantage. In Beaver County, for example, along the banks of […]

2019 Outlook: Steady Energy Growth to Drive Pa. Economic Expansion, Environmental Progress

Pennsylvania is blessed with an enormous energy advantage that gives our region the ability to compete and win economically, grow good-paying local jobs and improve our environment, MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer said during a series of year-end press interviews. “We’ve gone from a period of cautious optimism to now living an energy renaissance,” Spigelmyer told the […]

Energy Companies Donate, Give Back This Holiday Season

Many of our member companies and their locally based employees donate, give back and volunteer in communities across Pennsylvania this holiday season. We’re proud of these efforts and to share a handful of examples of our members making a difference in the community:

“Keep it in the Ground” Activism Costs Economic Growth, Union Jobs

Environmental extremism that’s blocked or delayed key energy infrastructure projects has caused more than $90 billion in lost economic growth nationwide, according to a report released this week from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The first-of-its-kind analysis calculates the economic losses stemming from 15 critical energy infrastructure projects around the country that have been the […]

Natural Gas Should Have Starring Role in ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ Documentary

Those who tuned in to the “Paris to Pittsburgh” documentary didn’t get to learn about the critical role clean, Pennsylvania-produced natural gas plays in strengthening our air. Strange, isn’t it, that the single largest fuel driving global climate progress wasn’t mentioned in this so-called documentary? The economic, environmental, and national security progress being made with […]

U.S. Becomes Net Oil, Fuels Exporter Thanks to Shale Abundance

The United States exported more oil than it imported last week for the first time since 1975, boosting American energy security and independence. Exports totaled 211,000 barrels per day for the week, a record high, according to Energy Information Administration data. This monumental feat, unimaginable just a decade ago, has been attributed to the incredible growth […]

DOE Report: Appalachia ‘Energy Hub’ Would Spur Manufacturing, Job Creation

Turning the Appalachian region into America’s next ‘energy hub’ would drive job-creation across the economy and greatly expand regional manufacturing, a federal government report issued this week concluded. The region’s natural gas liquids (NGL) abundance provides manufacturers with a key competitive advantage, according to the Department of Energy’s Ethane Storage and Distribution Hub in the […]

Appalachian Basin Drives U.S. Oil & Gas Reserves to Record High

Pennsylvania saw the largest increase in proved natural gas reserves, the federal government reported last week, as total U.S. oil and natural gas reserves surged to record highs in 2017. U.S. proved oil and natural gas reserves – which refer to the best estimate of oil/gas that can be extracted given current technology and economic environment […]

Top 5 Natural Gas Benefits We’re Thankful For

Thanksgiving is a time to gather, celebrate and share our appreciation with family and friends. This year, we have much to be grateful for, including the clean, domestic natural gas that’s moving us forward. Here’s the top 5 natural gas benefits we’re all thankful for: Clean Air Progress The United States continues to realize major […]

Amazon Passed on Pa. So What’s Next?

Amazon passed on Pittsburgh and Philadelphia for its HQ2, but Pennsylvania has an opportunity to expand the “Amazons” that already exist. While the job opportunities and economic boost tied to Amazon would have been welcomed, now is the time to take stock of what we do have – of what is driving our economy, pushing […]

Cleaner Air, Cost Savings Drive Natural Gas-Powered Transit

“We appreciate the blessing we have under our feet in Indiana County and western Pennsylvania.”  – Indiana County Board of Commissioners Chairman Michael Baker Our abundant and affordable natural gas resource in Pennsylvania is producing energy savings for the state’s transit systems and environmental gains for all. In recent weeks, a number of compressed natural […]

American Shale Gas Delivering Global Benefits

Increased development of our abundant shale gas resource has upended the domestic energy landscape, delivering savings to American families and enhancing national security – but its impacts haven’t been contained within our national border. As the world’s largest producer of natural gas, the United States is helping spread access to affordable, reliable energy to countries around […]

Increased Use of Clean-Burning Natural Gas Drives Air Quality Improvements

U.S. air quality continues to dramatically improve, as more domestic, clean-burning natural gas is produced and used in power generation. Carbon emissions tied to U.S. electric power generation have declined 28% since 2005 and are now at their lowest reported levels since 1987, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). More from the EIA’s latest […]

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Industry Innovation, Achievements and Challenges Highlighted at SHALE INSIGHT™ 2018

Another year of SHALE INSIGHT™ is in the books. This week, about 1,000 people gathered in Pittsburgh to join the eighth annual conference that included engaging keynote addresses from top government officials and business leaders, as well as dozens of exhibits featuring the latest research and innovations. Insightful panel discussions led by industry leaders and […]

PennLive Relies on Sloppy Report, Omits Context to Advance Biased Narrative

A recent PennLive editorial regrettably missed the mark by relying on a sloppy report as support for a half-baked argument. The report in question, “PA’s Marcellus Money,” was thrown together by SEIU, Sierra Club and other energy tax advocates under the banner of The Conservation Voters of PA, and it contained numerous serious and glaring […]

Top 5 Things to Look Forward to at SHALE INSIGHT™

Are you headed to the 8th annual SHALE INSIGHT™ conference in Pittsburgh next week? This year’s events will include the kind of stimulating conversation and noteworthy featured speakers that you’ve come to expect, along with a few new, exciting features. Policy Insight from Top Government Officials: Andrew Wheeler, acting administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

Smart Energy Policy Could Usher in 100,000+ Jobs, $60B in GDP Growth

A series of discussions among forward-thinking business and community leaders generated a new set of policy actions focused on strategies to best leverage Pennsylvania’s abundant shale gas. The discussions and resulting policy ideas grew from a study by the Forge the Future initiative that found Pennsylvania’s plentiful natural gas has the power to propel our […]