DUQUESNE, Pa. – Earlier today, natural gas, steel manufacturing and transportation industry leaders from across the region joined local elected officials at the United States Steel Corporation’s Mon Valley Works training center to discuss the positive and growing impact that responsible Marcellus Shale gas development is having on the Commonwealth.
Industry, Local Elected Officials: Responsible Marcellus Development Creating Manufacturing Jobs Throughout the Commonwealth
Natural gas drilling is changing the landscape of the northern tier in many ways.
They call themselves the silent majority. They’re farmers and sportsmen, educators and entrepreneurs. And they want to drill for natural gas. Now.
The Marcellus Shale formation has had and will continue to have a profound impact on the economy of our county and our region. While some are concerned about the environmental considerations related to deep gas development, there is no question that the Marcellus Shale will benefit most of us greatly.
As debate over taxes and regulations continues in Marcellus, regulators in Texas suspend the state’s severance tax to encourage new investment in Eagle Ford
Nearly 90 members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) were on hand in Harrisburg to meet with PA Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) secretary John Hanger today, part of the Coalition’s ongoing and open dialogue with regulators, stakeholders, the public and the press on the many ways in which the responsible development of clean-burning natural gas resources in the Commonwealth can help the state achieve key priorities related to energy, the economy and the environment.
What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale is Helping to Save Family Farms, Creating “Well-Paying” Steel Jobs, Positively Impacting the Economy “In a Thousand Ways Daily”
“Natural gas drilling leases saving farms … “It let us build a heifer barn” for female cattle that have not produced calves, owner Paul Manning said of a lease covering 147 acres of his North Abington Twp. farm.”
The economic climate right now in the nation, especially in small and rural communities across Pennsylvania, remains challenging to say the least – and as volatile and uncertain today as it’s been in decades. For proof of that, look no further than the Commonwealth’s jobless rate, which remains right at the doorstep of double-digits.
Drilling for natural gas in the so-called “Marcellus Shale” deposit is creating thousands of jobs and turning farmers into millionaires. But critics say it’s also scarring the land, creating noise and dirt and pitting neighbor against neighbor.
The safe and steady development of the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania is creating a “boom in blue-collar jobs” throughout the Commonwealth – one that according to Penn State, is expected to generate more than 100,000 jobs in Pennsylvania by year’s end.
Here’s a number that might surprise you: According to the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA), Pennsylvania is home to more than 55,000 active natural gas wells, more than any other state in the nation but one.
CANONSBURG, Pa. – Today, Kathryn Klaber – president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) – issued the following statement regarding the group’s ongoing and unwavering commitment to working with leaders in Harrisburg to craft commonsense policies aimed at responsibly leveraging the Commonwealth’s clean-burning natural gas reserves into economic opportunity, job creation and […]
CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) executive director and president Kathryn Klaber issued this statement today on a proposed bill to ban any additional leasing of Pa.-taxpayer owned forests for natural gas development: “House Bill 2235 proposes a moratorium on the leasing of additional taxpayer-owned forests for natural gas development. While MSC members are […]
Economic impact of the Marcellus shale development ‘widespread’: “Like the railroad, many businesses, schools, banks and law firms in the shale fairway are adapting or growing to capitalize on the economic potential of one of the hottest mineral extraction efforts in the country. Wayne Michel, president of the railroad, said the company expects to have […]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Letter to the Editor “Where Are All the Marcellus Shale Jobs?” that ran April 9 characterizes as “rather fantastical” the proposition that activities pursuant to the development of natural gas from the Marcellus are capable of generating thousands of jobs for Pennsylvanians.
Investment Dollars Fly to Pelican State’s Haynesville Shale Thanks to La.’s Modernized Regulatory Framework, Straightforward Tax Policies It was a last-minute field goal that allowed Penn State to triumph over LSU in the Capital One Bowl on New Year’s Day. But it’s a combination of straightforward tax policies and a modernized regulatory framework that has […]
MSC Applauds Lycoming Co. Gas Task Force for Earning Governor’s Environmental Excellence Recognition
CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement today applauding the Lycoming County Community Gas Exploration Task Force for earning the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, and for its ongoing and fact-based support for responsible, 21st century shale gas development in the Commonwealth: “The world may […]
CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement today in commemoration and celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day: “Earth Day presents us with an opportunity to celebrate our rich and beautiful planet, and renew our commitment to pursuing an environmental future in which clean […]
A new company formed at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny-Singer Research Institute believes it’s found an environmentally safe way to treat millions of gallons of wastewater generated by drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation.
With the recession ravaging the nation’s economy, Kathryn Klaber has had a close-up seat for a boom of sorts.
Marcellus in PA looks and feels a lot like the Marcellus in WV — so why is PA expected to create 100,000 more Marcellus jobs this year? While some may believe the massive natural gas-bearing formation known as the Marcellus Shale is a phenomenon unique to Pennsylvania, the reality is that more than 6.9 million […]
Bucknell University’s Institute for Public Policy’s symposium on the Marcellus Shale provided a forum for scientists, industry representatives, economic development specialists and government regulators to get together to discuss the wide ranging impacts natural gas development in the shale region can have on Pennsylvania.
What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Driving “Economic Opportunity, Job Creation”; “An Energy Solution”; “New Jobs, Real Jobs”
MSC President in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, said the industry complies with environmental regulations. “The Marcellus Shale Coalition is committed to protecting the commonwealth’s wildlife and streams,” she said. “We are eager and ready to work with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, just as […]
As PA Twp. Supervisors Head to Hershey, MSC Reinforces Commitment to Strengthening Partnerships with Local Governments
CANONSBURG, Pa. – Later this week, the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) 88th Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show will kick off in Hershey. Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement in anticipation of the upcoming PSATS event: “As the development of the Commonwealth’s clean-burning, job-creating […]
As PA Economy Continues to Slide, Marcellus Shale Helping to Stem the Tide Today — and Build a Path to Prosperity for Tomorrow The recession has left millions of Americans out of work and in search of new opportunites. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 141,000 jobs have been lost in Pennsylvania over […]
Association of PA scientists decries “erroneous information” in media targeting natural gas technology, cites the Marcellus as a way to “create and preserve jobs while protecting the environment” The Pennsylvania Council of Professional Geologists (PCPG) has been representing the interests of scientists and engineers in the Commonwealth for more than 20 years now, and in […]
John Hanger, PA DEP Secretary: “Developing [Marcellus] resources not only will build on our continuing efforts to develop more homegrown energy resources that are cleaner and better for the environment, but also could lead to billions of dollars in new economic investment for Pennsylvania’s communities, as well as tens of thousands of new jobs.” (House […]
April 5’s editorial (“Arrogance hardly helps drillers’ goals”) echoes several claims that simply aren’t supported by the facts. Here, for your readers, are those facts.
What They’re Saying: Safe, Responsible Shale Gas Development Creating Jobs, Driving Economic Growth Across the Commonwealth
“Congressman Mike Doyle guesses he’s made this claim a time or two around his peers from Texas and Oklahoma: Pittsburgh will one day be ‘America’s Energy Capital.’” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/8/10) Maravene Loeschke, Mansfield University president and Tioga County Development Corporation director: “This will have a multi-generational impact surpassing all other natural resource extractions in Pennsylvania.” […]
The Marcellus Shale, which according to some geologists is the world’s second-largest natural-gas field, holds the potential to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for Pennsylvanians – while reducing our dangerous dependence on foreign energy resources.
CANONSBURG, Pa. – With key debates over energy, jobs and revenue for the state expected to take shape in the coming weeks, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber sent a letter to each member of Pennsylvania House and Senate today – updating legislators on the progress that MSC and its member […]
Marcellus Shale Coalition Releases Statement to Set the Record Straight on January Meeting with Gov. Rendell
CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber today issued the following statement in response to claims that the natural gas industry declined a meeting requested by Governor Ed Rendell to discuss state policy issues: “It is important that the Marcellus Shale Coalition clarify the record regarding a meeting planned […]
CANONSBURG, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today issued the following statement regarding a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study hydraulic fracturing: “The members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition develop and drill wells in an environmentally responsible manner, including the use of hydraulic fracturing to complete a well for production. Hydraulic […]
Marcellus Shale Coalition Statement on Calls from Obama Administration for Increased Fracturing Disclosure
CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement today in response to comments attributed to White House staff regarding the disclosure of solutions used in the fracturing process: “Our industry was born in Pennsylvania more than 150 years ago. Since that time, more than 380,000 wells […]
Calls for Strong Action Against Violators CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber today issued the following statement regarding the guilty pleas of two individuals who illegally poured 200,000 gallons of brine fluid from a shallow well drilling operation down an abandoned well in McKean County: “On behalf of […]
Getting the Facts about the Marcellus Shale Development CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber today issued the following statement regarding the industry’s progress in Pennsylvania in relation to a potential severance tax on natural gas production: “Many are now recognizing the tremendous opportunities that responsible Marcellus Shale development […]
CANONSBURG, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today issued the following statement to provide the facts regarding water use and flowback water management in the development of natural gas from the Marcellus formation: “Pennsylvanians deserve to get the facts about water management for Marcellus Shale development. We need to put an end to the […]
CANONSBURG, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today expressed its support for Pennsylvania’s plan to hire inspectors under the Department of Environmental Protection’s oil and gas program, and urged the Commonwealth to continue developing a predictable structure for its Marcellus Shale regulations. “The Marcellus Shale Coalition has consistently supported the hiring of additional DEP […]
Marcellus Shale Coalition Proudly Announces Kathryn Klaber as Organization’s First President, Executive Director
State College, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today proudly announced Kathryn Klaber as the new organization’s first president and executive director. The announcement was made before about 700 people at the Second Annual Marcellus Shale and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Best Management Practices Workshop and Training Seminar in State College. Klaber […]
Annual Meeting of Marcellus Shale Committee Affirms Creation of Independent Organization, Appointment of New Officers
CANONSBURG, Pa. – The newly named Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today announced plans to establish itself as an independent non-profit organization to represent the Marcellus natural gas industry in Pennsylvania and elected new officers to the group’s executive committee. During its annual meeting held Nov. 19, the MSC also discussed plans to hire a president […]
CANONSBURG, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale industry today issued the following statement regarding misleading and incorrect information featured in the Oct. 4 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, “Toxins tied to fish kill may have hitchhiked.” It is irresponsible and premature to speculate on the source or sources contributing to the aquatic condition of Dunkard Creek. The situation […]
Penn State: Marcellus Shale Development Expected to Create 98,000 Pennsylvania Jobs by 2010, $14.17 Billion Impact
Proposed Severance Tax Would Hurt Jobs, Investment, and Result in $1.4 Billion in Less State, Local Tax Revenue HARRISBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale development will pump $14.17 billion into the state’s economy in 2010 and create more than 98,000 jobs, while generating $800 million in state and local tax revenues, according to an economic study […]
Proposed federal legislation would duplicate existing Pennsylvania regulation on gas well fracture stimulation CANONSBURG, Pa. – Representatives of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry expressed their opposition today to the proposed FRAC Act in Congress that would create duplicative regulation of the hydraulic fracture stimulation process used to drill natural gas wells. “Hydraulic fracture stimulation has […]
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Members of the Natural Gas Caucus, with the support of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), brought a sampling of people to the Capitol today to discuss the economic success being realized in communities across the Commonwealth through the extraction of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation. Business executives, government officials and […]
Industry group will offer one-on-one conversations with industry representatives and a formal presentation CANONSBURG, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) will hold a community information session at Troy Memorial Auditorium, located at corner of King and High Streets in Troy, PA, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, to discuss the […]
Industry group will offer one-on-one conversations with industry representatives and a formal presentation CANONSBURG, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) will hold a community information session at Wellsboro High School Auditorium, located at in the administration building at 227 Nichols Street, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, to discuss the […]
Environmental Firm Finds Marcellus Shale Drilling Activity Had Minimal Impact On Total Dissolved Solids Found In Monongahela River Last Fall
CANONSBURG, Pa. – A study completed by international environmental engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech, Inc., revealed that natural gas development was only a minor contributor to elevated levels of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in the Monongahela River last fall. Tetra Tech found that the primary TDS load in the Monongahela River came from abandoned […]
CANONSBURG, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), an organization dedicated to the responsible development of Pennsylvania’s natural gas resources contained in the Marcellus Shale formation, is continuing its comprehensive advertising campaign that focuses on print, online banner, radio, and billboard advertising with a new ad highlighting jobs created by the natural gas industry. “Pennsylvania’s […]
PA’s Oil, Gas Industry Focuses on Potential of Natural Gas Development in Opposition to Severance Tax
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Representatives of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry expressed concern today about continuing calls for the imposition of a severance tax on natural gas extraction in Pennsylvania at this time, citing a number of factors that could combine to slow the development of the industry and the economic benefits it will provide across […]
CANONSBURG, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Committee (MSC) today released the following statement in response to a proposal to impose an oil and gas severance tax, as outlined in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s fiscal year 2009-2010 budget address. A more thorough evaluation of this proposal will be conducted in the coming days, along with a […]