MSC Releases Recommended Practices for Pipeline Boring

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released Recommended Practices (RP) for Pipeline Boring, the seventh in a series of content-rich guidance documents developed by the coalition’s various subject-specific committees. Pipeline boring is a process used by pipeline companies to install pipelines under highways, railroads and bodies of water in instances where traditional […]

MSC Appoints Jim Welty to Leadership Team

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced today the addition of a key member to its senior staff to lead the organization’s government affairs efforts. Jim Welty, a lifelong Pennsylvanian with more than 20 years of government relations experience, will serve as the MSC’s vice president, government affairs. Mr. Welty, a Westminster College […]

MSC Reinforces Support of Innovation, Research and Technology

Pittsburgh, Pa. – In partnership with leading energy companies, technology investors and Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is proud to support the 2013 Shale Gas Innovation Contest – a competition that provides small- and mid-sized businesses the opportunity to showcase and market emerging technologies and […]

Natural Gas Industry Collaborates for Successful Northeast Pa. “Energy Day” Event

Scranton, Pa. – Yesterday, in partnership with nearly two dozen local chambers of commerce and economic development organizations, America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA), Associated Petroleum Industries of Pa. (API-PA), the Pa. Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) and the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) hosted a day-long seminar on the various aspects and opportunities associated with […]

MSC Earth Day Statement: “Natural Gas Providing Tremendous Environmental Benefits”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) CEO Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding the 43rd annual Earth Day: “Earth Day not only serves as an important reminder that we must all make collective efforts to protect the environment in our daily lives, but also and perhaps most importantly that we have a societal […]

MSC Statement on Potential Gas Committee’s Updated Assessment

Appalachian basin up a staggering 147% Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) CEO Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding the Potential Gas Committee’s (PGC) latest biennial assessment of the nation’s natural gas resources, which was released today: “The safe development of America’s abundant natural gas resources is paving the way for long-term, sustained […]

MSC Statement on 2012 Pa. Natural Gas Impact Fee Revenue

Fee Has Generated More Than $400 Million in Revenue Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition CEO Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding the release of 2012 impact fee revenue data by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission: “This is more exciting news for the Commonwealth, with literally every Pennsylvanian benefiting from responsible Marcellus development, even […]

Manufacturing the Marcellus: New, Cutting-Edge Rig Unveiled in Southeastern Pa.

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Last week, West Chester-based Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) member company Schramm, Inc. formally unveiled its new, cutting-edge T500XD Telemast drill rig. This made-in-Pennsylvania “walking, talking” and easily-movable rig is yet another example of how safe, job-creating natural gas production is Powering an American Renaissance. This from Schramm’s press release: This rig sets […]

MSC Releases Educational Video on Methane, Groundwater Protection

Pittsburgh, Pa. – A new informational video – Methane: An Element of Nature – released today by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) underscores the science and geology associated with methane migration, and more importantly, demonstrates the host of regulations and operational practices that natural gas producers take to address this issue. Shallow natural gas – […]

New Video: In State of the Union Address, President Obama Touts Natural Gas

Pittsburgh, Pa. – A week ago, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address to the American people, where he touted the clear economic and environmental benefits associated with safe American natural gas development. The following video – available on the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s website and its YouTube page – highlights these remarks. […]

MSC Responds to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) chief executive officer Kathryn Z. Klaber issued this statement regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: “Tonight, President Obama laid out an aggressive agenda for America’s future, with energy, job creation and manufacturing leading the way. As the President made clear, the responsible and effectively-regulated development […]

MSC Statement on PA DEP Air Emissions Data

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The safe development of the Marcellus Shale’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources are playing a key role in meeting stringent government-set emission targets while also helping to create thousands of jobs, stabilizing energy costs for consumers and aiding in the resurgence of the domestic manufacturing sector. According to natural gas emissions data […]

MSC Releases Recommended Practices for Water Pipelines

Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) published  Recommended Practices (RP) for Water Pipelines, the sixth in a series of guidance documents aimed at further enhancing the safe development of natural gas across the Appalachian basin. This RP for constructing water pipelines is in line with the MSC’s Guiding Principles to “implement state-of-the-art […]

MSC Participates in 97th Annual Pa. Farm Show

Harrisburg, Pa. – This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and dozens of natural gas industry employees participated in the 97th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, the region’s largest and most diverse agricultural expo hosted each year at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex. In partnership with MSC member companies, the organization’s booth provided farmers and others […]

MSC Announces Committee Leadership for 2013

22 Member Companies Represented Across 20 Diverse Panels Pittsburgh, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) Chair David J. Spigelmyer today announced the 40 men and women elected by the MSC’s Board of Directors to lead the organization’s committees and subcommittees in 2013.  The 20 panels – comprised by professionals from MSC member companies – take […]

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 […]

MSC Welcomes 2013 Executive Board

Coalition membership grows as development expands across Appalachian Basin Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced that Chesapeake Energy Corporation vice president of government affairs Dave Spigelmyer was re-elected as the organization’s chair. Randy Albert (Chief Operating Officer, Gas Operations, CONSOL Energy), Scott Roy (Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Range Resources […]

MSC Releases Recommended Practices for Motor Vehicle Safety

Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a Recommended Practices focused on Motor Vehicle Safety. The fifth in a series of such guidance documents, this Recommended Practice builds upon the ongoing MSC-sponsored Transportation Safety Day and Flagger Training seminars, which provide hands-on training for motor carriers, drivers, and others working in the […]

MSC Hosts Natural Gas Supply Chain, Workforce Development Forum in Philadelphia

Organization Makes $15,000 Donation to Community College of Philadelphia Workforce Training Program Philadelphia, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) sponsored a widely-attended supply chain and workforce development seminar at the Community College of Philadelphia. The event – which primarily focused on educating small- and medium-sized businesses about the growing opportunities along the Marcellus […]

MSC Statement on the Presidential Election

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Z. Klaber issued the following statement congratulating President Barack Obama on his re-election: “We congratulate President Obama on his re-election and look forward to continuing to work with his administration over the next four years on issues related to American natural gas, a powerful engine of […]

MSC Postpones October 30 Transportation Safety Program Due to Weather, Safety Concerns

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today announced that it will postpone its Transportation Safety Day and Flagger Training program, scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in Mansfield, Pa., due to weather and safety concerns associated with Hurricane Sandy’s expected landfall along the east coast over the next several days.  Pennsylvania Gov. Tom […]

National Television to Showcase First 3 Rivers Challenge Pro Fishing Tournament

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The celebrated Marcellus Shale Coalition 3 Rivers Challenge pro fishing charity tournament, featuring 14 of the USA’s top bass and walleye anglers, will make its national television debut 3 p.m. (ET) Sunday, October 28, on the NBC Sports Network. A pdf. version of this release is available here. Part of the FLW […]

What They’re Saying: American “Natural Gas Gives New Hope to the Rust Belt”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As more American natural gas is safely produced here at home, our region’s economy and nation’s energy security and global competiveness continues to get stronger by the day. From a geopolitical perspective, as the Wall Street Journal reports, “Russia had designs on accessing the North American natural-gas market until rising U.S. shale-gas […]

MSC Releases New Video: “Powering an American Renaissance”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – At its third annual members meeting this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) unveiled the following video, highlighting the positive economic and environmental benefits associated with the safe development of clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale. The video, titled “Powering an American Renaissance,” is available on the MSC’s YouTube page […]

MSC Annual Membership Meeting Highlights Positive, Year-Over-Year Industry Progress

Region’s leading natural gas organization focused on building on successful efforts in 2013 Pittsburgh, Pa. – At its annual membership meeting last night, held at the historic Carnegie Music Hall, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and its more than 300 member companies, took the opportunity to look back at the year’s many collective accomplishments, and […]

MSC Issues Guidance on Responding to Stray Gas Incidents

Fourth in a series on recommended practices for responsible natural gas development Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) published its Recommended Practices for Responding to Stray Gas Incidents, the fourth in a series of such guidance documents. Stray gas – which can originate from various sources, including coal beds, oil and natural […]

MSC Statement on Impact Fee Disbursements to Pa. Counties, Municipalities

Nearly $109 Million in Natural Gas-Related Revenues Heading to Local Governments Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Klaber issued this statement regarding today’s natural gas impact fee disbursement announcement made by Governor Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC): “The safe development of job-creating American natural gas continues to provide […]

MSC Statement on the Indigenous Mineral Resources Incentives Development Act

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan Indigenous Mineral Resources Incentives Development Act, which was signed into law yesterday by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett: “This common sense law will bring further benefits associated with the safe development of clean-burning natural gas to each and every […]

What They’re Saying: The United States “Shale Overcome”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Through the safe, tightly-regulated development of America’s abundant natural gas resources, major shifts – both nationally and internationally – are taking place. These positive changes – ranging from strengthened American energy security, economic competitiveness and significant consumer savings – cannot be denied. Most importantly, this critical progress is taking place all while […]

ICYMI: Shale Gas Insight Highlights

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Last week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition hosted SHALE GAS INSIGHT™ in Philadelphia, a conference aimed at fostering a fact-based debate to ensure that shale gas development continues to be done safely and in a way that continues to benefit all Pennsylvanians and Americans. Without question, the event was another great success. Here’s […]

MSC Launches Learn About Shale Community Conversation

Effort builds upon Ask About Shale listening campaign Philadelphia, PA – Today, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the SHALE GAS INSIGHT 2012 conference, the Marcellus Sale Coalition (MSC) announced the launch of Learn About Shale, a community conversation designed to answer questions submitted by the public during the organization’s Ask About Shale initiative. Ask About Shale, […]

Shale Gas Insight 2012 Kicks Off in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pa. – Today, SHALE GAS INSIGHT™ 2012 officially kicked off at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The two-day, Marcellus Shale Coalition-sponsored event – attracting 150 exhibitors – will feature speeches and remarks from industry-leading executives, such as MarkWest Energy Partners Chairman and CEO Frank M. Semple, Range Resources Executive Chairman and Director John H. Pinkerton, […]

What They’re Saying: “An Energy Revolution Led by Clean, Affordable Shale Gas”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The safe, tightly-regulated development of America’s abundant natural gas resources – particularly from the Marcellus Shale – continues to usher in broad-based job creation, more affordable energy costs for consumers, small businesses and manufacturers and an all-around stronger economy. At the same time, clean-burning American natural gas is being increasingly leveraged to […]

MSC Statement on PUC Impact Fee Payments

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement on Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s release of impact fee payments to date: “At a time when budget shortfalls are stretching state and local governments to their limits, responsible American natural gas production is helping to support tens of thousands of good jobs […]

MSC Releases Recommended Practice for Pre-Drill Water Sampling

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a Recommended Practice (RP) for pre-drill water supply surveys. This is the third in a series of recommended practices, all aimed at reinforcing the MSC’s Guiding Principles to “continuously improve our practices and seek transparency in our operations” while furthering a fact-based dialogue that encourages […]

MSC Statement on Gov.’s Manufacturing Advisory Council Recommendations

Pittsburgh, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding recommendations – available here – released today by Governor Corbett’s Manufacturing Advisory Council: “The safe development of America’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources has been, and will continue to be, a powerful catalyst for strengthening our nation’s manufacturing base, a critical […]

American Natural Gas: A Source of Sustained Economic Growth

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Associated Press reports that the U.S. is experiencing “the feeblest economic recovery since the Great Depression.” Adds the AP: “Economic growth has never been weaker in a postwar recovery.” It’s no wonder why only 23 percent of Americans “are satisfied with the way things are going in the United States,” […]

MSC Expands Technical, Community Outreach Team

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced today the addition of new two staff members, further underscoring the organization’s focus on public education and technical affairs. Andrew Paterson, an engineer by trade, joins the MSC as vice president – technical and regulatory affairs. Over the past year, Mr. Paterson has – through a secondment […]

What They’re Saying: American Natural Gas Drives “Economic Growth and Prosperity”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – It’s difficult to go an entire day – or hour – without a reminder of the economic difficulties facing America, especially for the millions looking for work. This week, the Associated Press reports that “As U.S. hiring has declined, so has consumer and business confidence.” The Associated Press also recently reports that […]

MSC Statement on Pa. Commonwealth Court Ruling

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Kathryn Z. Klaber issued the following statement on today’s Act 13 ruling by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court: “The premise for the General Assembly’s action earlier this year was to provide certainty and predictability that encourages investment and job creation across the Commonwealth. Lack of uniformity has long been […]

MSC Reinforces Local Hiring With Supply Chain Recommended Practice

Pittsburgh, Pa. – In line with its Guiding Principle “to attract and retain a talented and engaged local workforce,” the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today released the second in a series of Recommended Practices aimed at bolstering the region’s supply chain. The document – available online here – builds upon and formalizes ongoing MSC efforts […]

American Natural Gas Breathing New Life Into Philly Refineries

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Clean-burning natural gas is the lifeblood for manufacturing, especially for the U.S. chemical and refinery industries. According to the American Chemistry Council, “nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. are directly employed in the chemistry industry,” and “for every job created in the business of chemistry, 5.5 jobs are created in other sectors.” […]

New Study Outlines Options to Give “Economic Second Life” to Marcus Hook Refinery Site

Marcellus Shale May Play Key Role in Refinery’s Future, According to IHS Experts Marcus Hook, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Klaber joined a host of local, state, and federal government representatives, as well as residents and regional economic development and organized labor officials, today for the roll out of a new IHS […]

What They’re Saying: American Natural Gas Benefits “Cannot Be Denied”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The American economy continues to limp along, as “unemployment rates rose in 18 U.S. states in May, the most in nine months,” according to the USA Today. And while there’s no denying the very real challenges our nation’s economy faces, there’s also no denying the benefits tied to the safe, responsible development […]

Natural Gas Industry Wants Philadelphians to Ask their Questions on Marcellus Shale Development

Online Forum Open to the Public June 6 – July 20 Philadelphia, PA – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today, at a gathering of leaders from the five counties of southeastern Pennsylvania, launched www.AskAboutShale.org, an online forum designed to better understand the questions residents of greater Philadelphia have about natural gas development in Pennsylvania. While […]

What They’re Saying: American Natural Gas “Offers Hope in Hard Times”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – There is no question that the U.S., and global, economy continue to face historic challenges. In spite of the many ongoing economic recovery and job creation hurdles impacting countless families and businesses across the nation, the responsible development of clean-burning American natural gas remains a silver lining. Indeed, American natural gas is […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Launches New and Improved Online Headquarters

Canonsburg, Pa. – This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) – which represents approximately 300 companies with active operations across the Marcellus and Utica formations who are committed to responsible American natural gas development – unveiled a new and improved website, which will serve as the online home to the region’s largest trade association. The […]

Benefits of Natural Gas Production Realized by “Every Single Pennsylvanian”

Canonsburg, PA – While a clear majority of Americans – facing stubbornly high national unemployment and underemployment rates – still believe that the U.S. economy is getting worse, according to new Rasmussen Reports research, positive, private sector-driven economic growth continues to buck trends across Appalachia. One key factor? According to a new Associated Press analysis, […]

MSC Statement on Appalachian Shale Responsible Producers Group’s Standards and Practices

Canonsburg, PA – Following the release today of a set of recommended standards and practices by the Appalachian Shale Responsible Producers Group (ASRPG), Kathryn Klaber, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), issued the following statement: “The MSC applauds the work of the Appalachian Shale Recommended Practices Group for the continuing efforts aimed at further […]

MSC Releases First Recommended Practice for Responsible Natural Gas Development

First guidance document outlines recommendations for site planning, development and restoration Canonsburg, PA – Since its founding in 2008, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) has worked collaboratively with key stakeholders to achieve a set of common goals: enhance the region’s economy, responsibly develop natural gas, and advocate for increased use of this clean-burning energy source. […]