MSC Thanks Senator Toomey for Leadership, Service to Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Following Senator Pat Toomey’s announcement today that he will not be seeking reelection in 2022, the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s president David Spigelmyer released this statement: “Pennsylvania is fortunate for Senator Toomey’s principled pragmatism as well as his decency and thoughtfulness. Senator Toomey’s bipartisan approach to common sense and market-focused policies has enabled […]

MSC Response to Attorney General Report

PITTSBURGH – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following response to the Attorney General’s report released earlier today. “Environmental safety and public health is a priority for the industry. The tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians who work across the sector – building and union trades, professional engineers, environmental professionals, health and safety experts, […]

Natural Gas Impact Tax Generates $200M+ for Pa. Communities, Environmental, Conservation Programs

PITTSBURGH, PA – Revenues from Pennsylvania’s natural gas impact fee, or tax, have generated nearly $2 billion in less than a decade, Public Utility Commission data released today details, including more than $200 million last year. MSC president David Spigelmyer issued the follow comments on the announcement of revenues that directly support communities, statewide environmental, […]

MSC Congratulates Speaker Turzai on Career Dedicated to Service, Advancing Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, Pa – Following Speaker Mike Turzai’s announcement this afternoon, Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement thanking the Speaker for his service and leadership to the Commonwealth. “Among his many accomplishments, Speaker Turzai has provided steady, unwavering leadership to create jobs, grow our economy and improve the Commonwealth’s competitiveness. He recognized […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Thanks Medical Professionals, Donates Meals to Wayne Memorial Hospital Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

HONESDALE, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and several of its members donated lunches to say ‘Thank You’ to doctors, nurses, first responders and staff at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale. The MSC, along with members Alta Resources, Cabot Oil & Gas, Chevron, Greylock Energy, Olympus Energy, Penn E&R, Range Resources, and Southwestern […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Donates Meals to Thank Medical Professionals at UPMC Williamsport Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and several of its members donated 800 lunches today to say ‘Thank You’ to doctors, nurses, first responders, and staff at UPMC Williamsport. The MSC, along with members Alta Resources, Cabot Oil and Gas, Chevron, Greylock Energy, Olympus Energy, Penn E&R, Range Resources and Southwestern Energy, provided […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Thanks Medical Professionals, Donates Meals to Washington Health System Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

WASHINGTON, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and several of its members donated 1,000 lunches today to say ‘Thank You’ to doctors, nurses, first responders and staff at the Washington Health System hospitals in Washington and Greene Counties. The MSC, along with members Alta Resources, Cabot Oil & Gas, Chevron, Greylock Energy, Olympus Energy, […]

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Soto Bill to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing to Devastate Working Families, Jeopardize Pa. Union Jobs

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Following the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to ban the safe, responsible use of hydraulic fracturing, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement: “Banning the safe and strongly regulated use of hydraulic fracturing would bring our economy to a standstill. It […]

MSC Thanks President Trump for Recognizing American Energy Strength During State of the Union Address

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Dave Spigelmyer issued this statement following President Trump’s State of the Union Address: “Presidents since the Eisenhower administration have used the State of the Union to address the need for greater American energy security, a critical issue to virtually every voter across the political spectrum. Under President […]

Additional Energy Taxes Jeopardize Jobs, Increase Consumer Costs

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Following Governor Wolf’s announcement today to pursue additional energy taxes through Restore PA, Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement: “Amid a sharp market downturn, Governor Wolf’s plan for additional energy taxes jeopardizes job-creating investment in Pennsylvania and will be a gut-punch to the hard-working employees, building trades union […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Thanks Speaker Turzai for Leadership, Service

PITTSBURGH, Pa – Following Speaker Mike Turzai’s retirement announcement, Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement thanking the Speaker for his service and leadership to the Commonwealth. “Speaker Turzai recognized early shale’s truly generational opportunity, and his leadership has been unwavering in support of leveraging our abundant natural gas resources for the […]

MSC-API-PIOGA Public Health Research Statement

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Following the announcement of new public health research today by Governor Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Levine, the Marcellus Shale Coalition, the Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association issued the following joint statement: “We appreciate and share Governor Wolf’s commitment to determining cause of […]

MSC Celebrates a Decade of Development, Looks to Promising Opportunities Ahead

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – During its 10th annual meeting, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a new video, “Scarcity to Abundance: American Energy Strength”, celebrating the economic, environmental and national security progress enabled by shale development. “We produce more energy in the U.S. than anywhere in the world – and we do it safely with our […]

President Trump to Headline SHALE INSIGHT™ 2019

The President will discuss the importance of American energy development in driving job creation, economic and environmental progress, and strengthened national security PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Highlighting the importance of domestic energy development to America’s economic growth, environmental progress, and national security, President Donald J. Trump will provide keynote remarks during the 9th annual SHALE INSIGHT™ […]

Natural Gas Impact Tax Works for Butler County

MSC joins Butler County Commissioners, area elected officials and other local leaders to discuss the positive benefit of the natural gas tax BUTLER, Pa. – Awarded more than $8 million this year, Pennsylvania’s existing tax on natural gas – the impact fee – is a winning policy solution that works for Butler County, industry and […]

Natural Gas Drives Rust Belt Revival

Marcellus Shale Coalition applauds Trump administration’s efforts to unleash American energy dominance MONACA, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement ahead of President Trump’s visit to the Shell Petrochemicals Complex under construction in Beaver County today. The facility will turn low-cost ethane from shale gas production in the Appalachia region […]

Natural Gas Impact Tax Generates $251+ Million in 2018

Record revenues directly benefit local communities and statewide environmental programs PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s natural gas tax generated more than a quarter-billion dollars in revenue last year, the Public Utility Commission announced this morning. Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer released the following statement on the latest impact tax revenues, which is paid in addition […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Energy Tax

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement in response to the introduction of Gov. Wolf’s energy tax proposal: “Gov. Wolf, who we deeply respect, has said that he’s ‘not a product of our political system.’ Yet today’s proposal is nothing new and certainly not a solution to Pennsylvania’s big […]

Natural Gas Impact Tax Works for Pennsylvania’s Communities

MSC joins the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and other regional leaders to discuss the benefits of the natural gas impact tax WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s unique tax on natural gas, the impact tax, is on track to generate nearly $1.7 billion since 2012, including a record $247 million this year in new revenue that directly […]

Executive Order Helps Connect Americans to Clean, Affordable Natural Gas

MSC joins union building trades in applauding executive action promoting American energy infrastructure PITTSBURGH, Pa. – President Trump’s executive order is a major step in the right direction to ensure the energy infrastructure is in place connecting American families, small businesses and manufacturers to abundant, affordable and clean natural gas, the president of the Appalachian […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Proposed Energy Tax Increase

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement on Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to increase energy taxes. “Pennsylvania’s tax on natural gas – the impact fee – generates hundreds of millions of dollars annually for critical infrastructure programs across the entire Commonwealth. This existing annual tax revenue, when combined with other […]

MSC Releases Annual Video: “Pennsylvania’s Energy Advantage”

Video Highlights Region’s Bright Energy Future PITTSBURGH,Pa. – During its annual meeting this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released Pennsylvania’s Energy Advantage, a new video highlighting the local and national economic, environmental and security benefits of American natural gas. “Pennsylvania is blessed with an energy advantage that gives our region the ability to compete […]

Pa. Energy Taxes for $200, Alex — Make it a True Daily Double!

Answer: Pa.’s tax on natural gas. Question: What is the impact fee or tax? PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Last night, before a sold-out room at the Pa. Chamber of Business & Industry’s 34th annual dinner, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek moderated a gubernatorial debate between Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican Scott Wagner. While debate moderators have […]

Natural Gas Impact Fee Generates $209.5M, Approaches $1.5B in New Revenues Since 2012

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Today, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced nearly $210 million in natural gas impact fee disbursements for drilling activity occurring in 2017. “Pennsylvania’s impact fee – a special drilling tax that is paid on top of all other business taxes assessed in the Commonwealth – is working as designed by enabling […]

Higher Energy Taxes Will Harm Pennsylvania Families, Local Jobs

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement on Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to increase energy taxes and harm Pennsylvania families, small businesses and consumers. “Governor Wolf’s proposal for additional energy taxes will cost Pennsylvanians jobs, raise home energy costs for consumers, all while not helping a single student or […]

MSC Statement on DEP Mechanical Integrity Assessment Program

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued this statement following the release today of Pa. DEP’s Mechanical Integrity Assessment Program data, which demonstrates the industry’s clear and strong record of environmental protection and regulatory compliance: “At a time when anti-energy activists are seeking to undermine the integrity and safety of our operations, […]

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Statement on Shell Ethane Cracker Decision

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer released the following statement on Shell’s decision today to move forward with the construction of “a major petrochemical complex, comprising an ethylene cracker with polyethylene derivatives unit,” in Beaver County: “Shell’s decision to move forward with this world-class facility, which will put thousands to work across […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address, Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement: “The governor continues to ignore market realities in pushing for additional energy taxes that will cost even more good-paying Pennsylvania jobs in this depressed global commodity environment. “There couldn’t be a worse time for additional energy […]

MSC Statement on DEP’s Chapter 78 Action

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement regarding the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Chapter 78 action today: “Pennsylvania is already well-recognized for having among the nation’s strongest and most effective environmental and enforcement standards, which the industry has worked hard to modernize. Unfortunately, DEP failed to consult with […]

MSC Releases New Video: “The Faces of Shale”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Following its annual meeting, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a new year-in-review video, The Faces of Shale. Click HERE to view this video online. “While there’s no question that our industry continues to face strong headwinds, the economic, environmental and energy security benefits tied to responsible shale development continue to positively improve […]

MSC Statement on Manufacturing Day

Pittsburgh, Pa. – In recognition and support of national Manufacturing Day, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement: “America’s energy revolution – lead right here in the Commonwealth – is breathing new life into our manufacturing sector, which has been battered for far too long, especially during the Great Recession. While the […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Wolf’s $2 Billion Regulatory Cost Increase Plan

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement regarding today’s action from Pa. DEP finalizing its massive Chapter 78 regulation proposal: “Pennsylvania is already well-recognized for having among the nation’s strongest and most effective environmental and enforcement standards, which the industry has worked hard to modernize. Unfortunately, DEP’s regulatory proposal […]

MSC Statement on Potential Gas Committee Report

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued this statement on today’s release of the Potential Gas Committee’s latest biennial assessment of the nation’s natural gas resources: “Thanks to shale, the U.S. has rapidly transformed from a nation preparing to import natural gas to meet our domestic needs to one that now leads […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address: “Natural gas development in the Commonwealth continues to be an absolute game-changer for each and every one of our 67 counties, bringing about positive progress and broad-based benefits to all Pennsylvanians. This is […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Wolf’s Energy Tax Proposal

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement on Governor Wolf’s new energy tax proposal unveiled today in Thorndale, Pennsylvania: “Governor Wolf fails to acknowledge that the natural gas industry already pays significant taxes in Pennsylvania. Natural gas operators pay the same taxes that every other business in Pennsylvania pays, […]

MSC Releases New Video: “Unifying America”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Following its annual meeting this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a new year-in-review video titled Shale: Unifying America. “This video highlights and reflects the game-changing benefits tied to safe, job-creating shale development for our communities, the entire Commonwealth and our nation,” said MSC President Dave Spigelmyer. “Shale truly is, in every sense, […]

New Video: “Shale Impact Fee Benefits all of Pennsylvania”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a new online video highlighting the broad-based benefits being realized across Pennsylvania associated with shale impact fee tax revenues. The video – entitled “Shale Impact Fee Benefits all of Pennsylvania” – features facts, figures and examples of how the $630 million in impact fee tax […]

MSC Issues Annual Workforce Survey Results

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released the results of its annual workforce survey [click here for detailed pdf. overview]. The findings – based on 2013 data – were provided by a large majority of MSC member companies, representing nearly 95% of Pennsylvania’s shale production. “Shale development represents a generational opportunity for […]

MSC Statement on Pennsylvania Budget

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement on Pennsylvania’s recently passed budget agreement: “While the budget-making process can be challenging at times, with competing interests at odds far too often, our industry is very pleased that the General Assembly once again made Pennsylvania’s economic growth and private-sector job creation […]

MSC Statement on Impact Fee Tax Disbursements

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement regarding the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s disbursement of 2013’s nearly $225 million in shale impact fee tax revenues for local governments: “Responsible shale development continues to be an economic lifeline for communities across the entire Commonwealth. These disbursements, which have increased more than 10 percent […]

MSC Recognizes Earth Day

Pittsburgh, Pa. – In recognition of Earth Day, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement: “To shale producers and the robust supply chain that supports this development, who are focused squarely on environmental and workforce safety, every day is Earth Day. Our industry goes to work each day, knowing it is […]

Shale Impact Fees Hit Record Levels with $224.5 Million Generated

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As Pennsylvania shale production continues to soar, the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced today that impact fee revenue for 2013 hit record levels. With a total of 6,489 unconventional wells under development or in production as of December 31, 2013, shale producers contributed a total of $224.5 million in impact fees for […]