MSC Statement on Gov. Wolf’s 2018-19 Budget Address

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement on Governor Wolf’s budget address: “Pennsylvanians expect our leaders in Harrisburg, including Governor Wolf, to focus on common sense solutions that encourage and support job creation across the Commonwealth. “Unfortunately, the governor once again is putting politics first by proposing additional energy […]

MSC in PennLive: Here’s why we think a severance tax is still a bad idea

By David Spigelmyer, Gene Barr, David Taylor We begin 2018 with a national feeling of optimism as the economy is looking up. America’s unemployment rate holds at a 17-year low and confidence in the job market has hit record highs, according to national Gallup research. Growth is fueling further optimism as a recent National Association […]

MSC Releases New Video: “Generational Opportunities”

PITTSBURGH, PA – During its annual meeting, the Marcellus Shale Coalition released a new video – Generational Opportunities – highlighting the continued job growth and economic progress tied to American natural gas. Click HERE to view this video online. “We have generational economic and environmental opportunities ahead of us thanks to our abundant supplies of […]

MSC in PennLive: This deer season, here’s how our industry is helping hunters share the harvest

Everyone can agree that Pennsylvania is rich in natural beauty. From hunting and fishing, to hiking, camping or canoeing, we all enjoy getting outdoors and exploring what is right in our backyard. We and our respective organizations’ members hold a deep commitment to conservation and environmental stewardship aimed at protecting the land, air and water […]

MSC Statement on Senator Dinniman’s Efforts to Halt Pipeline Construction

PITTSBURGH – “Senator Dinniman continues to be wildly out-of-touch with blue collar, working-class Pennsylvanians. This latest stunt aimed at making energy more expensive and good-paying local jobs tougher to come by is sadly more of the same from Senator Dinniman, who has supported a ban on safe, strongly-regulated natural gas development, which would kill 466,000 […]

MSC in Sun-Gazette: The natural gas formula: Safe development and solutions to attract, not drive away, investors

By David Spigelmyer Pennsylvania is blessed with abundant natural resources. For more than 200 years, our coal, timber, oil, and natural gas have been the raw materials that have built our nation. As we recognize Manufacturing Day and Energy Month, it’s a good opportunity to explore the ways homegrown, domestic natural gas is presenting a […]

MSC in Times-Tribune: Higher Energy Taxes Stifle Growth

By David Spigelmyer As the state’s budget debate drags on, we’ve seen encouraging signs of principled leadership from some in Harrisburg who are committed to creating an environment that encourages job and economic growth opportunities. Unfortunately, some remain singularly focused on jamming through job-crushing energy taxes. Pennsylvania is in the very early stages of potentially […]

MSC Statement on Senate Energy Tax Increases

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement follow the Senate’s action to increase energy taxes. “Our industry remains opposed to additional energy taxes. This proposal – which creates new and even higher energy taxes for consumers and energy producers alike in addition to the impact tax that’s generated $1.2 […]

MSC in PennLive: Say No to a Severance Tax – It’s a Job-Crusher

By David Spigelmyer This budget season, we’ve seen encouraging signs of true leadership from some who are committed to creating new, long-term job and economic growth opportunities for the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, we’ve also heard from some lawmakers whose only “solutions” are massive, job-crushing energy tax increases. It’s time for a fresh look at the real […]

MSC Statement on Natural Gas Impact Tax Distribution Topping $1.2 Billion

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Today, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced $173 million in county and municipality impact fee disbursements for 2016, bringing the total generated from Pennsylvania’s natural gas impact tax to $1.2 billion in revenues since 2011. Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement on the latest impact fee distributions: […]

MSC in The Intelligencer: State needs to encourage energy industry, not chase it away

By David Spigelmyer After a challenging 2016, we’re beginning to see signs of a fragile energy market recovery. With efforts at the federal level to reform taxes and reduce bureaucratic red tape, states are engaged in a fierce competition for capital and job-creating investment resources. Energy-producing states have an advantage if they have the right […]

MSC in Times-Tribune: Pa. Must Remain Competitive

By David Spigelmyer After a challenging 2016, we’re beginning to see signs of a fragile energy market recovery. With efforts at the federal level to reform taxes and reduce bureaucratic red tape, states are engaged in a fierce competition for capital and job-creating investment resources. Energy-producing states have an advantage if they have the right […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Wolf’s 2017-2018 Budget Address

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address, Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement: “We’re disappointed that Governor Wolf continues to focus on additional energy taxes, which will further harm the Commonwealth’s economic competitiveness and cost good-paying, Pennsylvania jobs. “While we’re cautiously optimistic that the national energy market may begin […]

MSC in Phila. Inquirer: Commonsense Energy Policies Will Move Pa. Forward

With the election season behind us, voters across the spectrum are looking for action and results, especially with a focus on policies that spur job creation and economic activity. As elected officials in Harrisburg and Washington tackle any number of pressing issues, it cannot be lost on anyone that the safe development and use of […]

MSC in Indiana-Gazette: Energy Infrastructure Key to State’s Future

If there is one issue which Americans can rally around after a contentious and hard-fought political season, it’s the dire need to grow jobs and improve our nation’s infrastructure. As the second-largest natural gas producer in the nation, Pennsylvania has played a key role in the American energy revolution. But we need to act swiftly […]

MSC Releases New Video: “Moving America Forward”

State College, Pa. – During its annual meeting, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a new video highlighting the industry’s growth and positive impacts, titled “Moving America Forward.” Click HERE to view this video online. “While 2016 has been a year of ongoing challenges, our industry – including countless local small businesses and regional building […]

MSC Challenges Specific, Costly Chapter 78a Regulatory Provisions

Pittsburgh, Pa. – David Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), issued the following statement regarding the organization’s challenge today to a limited number of Chapter 78a provisions: “Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) filed suit on behalf of its members and their employees challenging the validity of a limited number of specific provisions […]

MSC in O-R: Greater production of natural gas must be encouraged

Donora is well-known for producing legendary baseball players, such as Stan Musial or the two Ken Griffeys. However, like many small Rust Belt communities across our region and especially in the Mon Valley, Donora has faced big struggles over the years. But the tide is starting to turn, and manufacturing jobs – once the heartbeat […]

MSC in Wheeling Intelligencer: Setting Stage for Energy Renaissance in Our Region

Our region is blessed with an abundance of natural resources that have supported America’s energy needs for generations. Appalachia-produced raw materials helped usher in and ignite America’s Industrial Revolution, power the United States to victory in World War II, and provide good-paying, family sustaining jobs for hundreds of thousands of local citizens. Today, America continues […]

Marcellus Quarterly Magazine, Fall 2016

Read the fall edition of Marcellus Quarterly Magazine.