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 […]

MSC Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Dave Spigelmyer issued this statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address: “Tonight, President Obama once again underscored the critical and increasing role that America’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources continue to play in boosting our economy and growing jobs, especially in the manufacturing sector. At […]

MSC Statement on Pa. Supreme Court Ruling

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement on today’s Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruling: “We are reviewing the Supreme Court’s decision in full to evaluate its impact on our operations across Pennsylvania.  As we did prior to enactment of Act 13 and have done during this period of review […]

MSC Announces 2014 Executive Board Officers

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Range Resources Corporation vice president of government and regulatory affairs, K. Scott Roy, has been elected as the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) next chairman by the organization’s board of directors. Mr. Roy previously served as the MSC’s vice chairman and treasurer. Heather Lamparter (Vice President, Legal, EXCO Resources (PA), LLC), Mark Hager […]

MSC, PIOGA to Study Radioactivity Levels in Shale Operations

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) today announced their joint efforts to conduct an extensive study of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) and Technologically Enhanced NORM (TENORM) in shale production-related activities. This study will complement one currently underway by the Pa. Department of Environmental […]

MSC Pleased to Announce David Spigelmyer as Organization’s New President

Pittsburgh, Pa. – After a two-month search process, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced today that David Spigelmyer has been named as the organization’s president. Mr. Spigelmyer, with a 30-year career in the energy industry, will assume the position effective Monday. “While our industry has accomplished a great deal for the entire Commonwealth and for […]

“Then and Now”: MSC Releases New Web Video

Pittsburgh, Pa. – At its fourth annual membership meeting this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released its year-in-review video focused on the dramatic and positive shift in energy security, environmental benefits, and economic growth across our region and the nation, bolstered by safe shale production. The video — titled “Then and Now” — is […]

MSC Statement on Pa. Shale Development

Pittsburgh, Pa. – In response to massive new tax proposals touted by candidates in Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial campaign, the Marcellus Shale Coalition released the following statement on behalf of its member companies: “Over the past four years, our organization has worked to foster a constructive dialogue with policymakers on a bipartisan basis at all levels of […]

MSC Releases Recommended Practices for Drilling and Completions

Pittsburgh, Pa. – With eight recommended practices published to-date, today the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released its latest guidance document for Drilling and Completions – two of the most critical aspects of the shale development process. Developed in consultation with several of the MSC’s working committees, these Recommended Practices for Drilling and Completions are designed […]

MSC Releases Membership Workforce Survey

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today released the results of its annual workforce survey, a real-time overview of the employment makeup of the region’s natural gas industry. The results – based on 2012 data provided by more than 100 MSC member companies – indicate that 96 percent are from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, […]

MSC Announces Forthcoming Executive Leadership Change

Pittsburgh, Pa. – After nearly four years of leading the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), CEO Kathryn Klaber, along with the organization’s executive board, are pleased to announce their efforts to begin a nationwide search to identify the organization’s next leader. Klaber, selected to lead the newly formed organization at its inception in late 2009, will […]

Natural Gas Does That

New Video Highlights Myriad of Ways Natural Gas is Used Every Day Pittsburgh, Pa. – If you have ever looked at the pen you’re writing with, the liner of a swimming pool or scores of other everyday items and wondered, “What does it take to make this?” the answer very likely is, “Natural gas does […]

MSC Statement on President Obama’s Energy and Climate Speech

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) CEO Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s energy and climate policy speech today: “We are pleased that President Obama once again underscored the clear environmental and economic benefits tied to the safe development of clean-burning natural gas. “And while the President’s broader energy […]

Marcellus Shale Fee Revenue Having Positive Impact on Pennsylvania Communities

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) CEO Kathryn Z. Klaber issued the following statement on the 2012 Marcellus Shale Impact fee allocations released today by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC), which totaled just over $202 million: “To see how this new revenue stream, now totaling more than $406 million is being distributed to every […]

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 […]