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, 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. […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Adds Experienced NEPA Community Outreach Manager

Canonsburg, PA – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is pleased to announce that John L. Augustine III has joined the organization as the Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) Community Outreach Manager, where he will lead the MSC’s regional education, business and outreach efforts. John comes to the MSC from the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Business & Industry, […]

MSC Supports RAND Conclusions on Use of Mine Water in Hydraulic Fracturing

Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) President Kathryn Z. Klaber today highlighted conclusions released this week by the RAND Corporation in support of the use of coal mine water in hydraulic fracturing operations in the Marcellus Shale and other regional shale plays in the Appalachian Basin. The MSC commissioned RAND report follows a roundtable […]

MSC Statement on White House Hydraulic Fracturing Executive Order

Canonsburg, PA – Today, President Barack Obama issued an executive order aimed at increasing coordination among federal agencies as it relates to hydraulic fracturing. Kathryn Klaber, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), issued the following statement: “The responsible development of American natural gas has been, and continues to be, a tremendous source of job […]

Fact Check: Despite Baseless Claims, New PA Natural Gas Law Heightens Fracturing Disclosure

Fringe, Anti-Natural Gas Blog Concocts Fictional “Gag Order” Canonsburg, PA – Transparency is at the core of the region’s natural gas industry. The Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) Guiding Principles, in fact, are underpinned by this fundamental commitment. Indeed, our Guiding Principles also emphasize the important role of maintaining a fact-based dialogue about the responsible development […]

MSC Goes to Washington

Coalition members meet legislators, regulators and executive branch representatives on wide-range of issues Canonsburg, PA – Last week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) hosted its inaugural Washington, DC “fly-in” – providing coalition members with an opportunity to interact directly with Members of Congress, environmental regulators, representatives from the executive branch, and national industry organizations on […]

MSC Statement on Shell Chemical LP Ethane Cracker Announcement

Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition president Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement on Shell Chemical’s announcement that it will move forward with evaluating a location for a potential ethane cracker in Beaver County, Pennsylvania: “Today’s announcement by Shell is a win-win for the region’s workforce and economy and further demonstrates the tremendous resource contained […]

MSC Launches Marcellus on Main Street Initiative

New online business directory will connect natural gas industry with Main Street Philadelphia, PA – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) unveiled the first online business directory — Marcellus on Main Street — designed exclusively to connect the natural gas industry with small- and medium-sized businesses across the region.  This new, interactive web-based portal — […]

MSC Announces New Director of Membership and Business Development

Canonsburg, PA – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today announced the recent addition of David Brocious to its staff. Mr. Brocious, the MSC’s Director of Membership and Business Development, will lead the organization’s membership, sponsorship, and business networking activities. “Our organization continues to grow at an impressive rate. We are fortunate for this maintained and […]

MSC Founder and First Chairman, Ray Walker, Named “Engineer of the Year”

Engineers’ Society of Western Pa. honors Range’s Walker for outstanding Marcellus achievements Pittsburgh, PA – At its 128th Annual Banquet, the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) last night named Ray N. Walker, Jr. “Engineer of the Year” for his pioneering Marcellus Shale natural gas development work. Walker, who co-founded the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) […]

MSC Statement on New University of Texas Report Confirming Fracturing’s Safety Record

Canonsburg, PA – A new report commissioned and funded by the University of Texas at Austin’s Energy Institute provides further, science-based confirmation that hydraulic fracturing “has no direct connection to reports of groundwater contamination.” The group of independent academic experts, along with input from the Environmental Defense Fund, also determined that “Media coverage of hydraulic […]

MSC Statement on Comprehensive Shale Gas Legislation

“With resolution and greater certainty at hand, it is time to build a stronger Pennsylvania and power our region with clean, American natural gas” – MSC president Kathryn Klaber Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Z. Klaber issued the following statement upon the passage of H.B. 1950 through the Pennsylvania General Assembly: […]

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

Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s State of the Union address this evening: “The development of clean, American natural gas is creating tens of thousands of family-sustaining jobs, providing consumers with more affordable energy, and ushering in an economic and manufacturing rebirth in communities […]

MSC Participates in 96th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show

Continues Support for Pa. Farm Show Scholarship Foundation Harrisburg, PA – This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is participating in the 96th Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, the premier agriculture event in the Commonwealth. The Farm Show provides an important opportunity for the natural gas industry to engage the agricultural community on issues and related […]

MSC Committee Leaders Poised for New Challenges, Opportunities in 2012

Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) Chairman Dave Spigelmyer today announced the 41 men and women elected by the MSC’s Board of Directors to lead the organization’s committees and subcommittees in 2012.  75 individuals ran for leadership positions across 20 panels.  MSC committees craft and communicate responsible practices for shale gas development in Pennsylvania, […]

MSC-SAME Holiday Drive for Troops a Success

Canonsburg, PA – As families continue celebrating the holiday season, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today recognized its member companies for their contributions to a drive organized over the past month in conjunction with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Pittsburgh Post.  The organizations jointly collected and delivered supplies to members of America’s military […]

MSC Statement on Pennsylvania, Federal Pipeline Safety Measures

Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) President Kathryn Z. Klaber today released the following statement on pipeline safety legislation authored by Pennsylvania State Rep. Matthew Baker and signed last week by Gov. Tom Corbett and a federal pipeline safety bill authored by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster and sent to the President earlier this month: […]

New Poll: 83 Percent of Americans Agree That Natural Gas Development Stimulates Job Growth

Canonsburg, Pa. – An overwhelming majority of Americans – 83 percent – agree that the safe and responsible development of clean-burning American natural gas can create jobs and stimulate economic growth, according to a new Deloitte LLP poll released today. At the same time, according to the new data, “79 percent believe the development of […]

Study After Study Underscores Prolific Economic Impact of Responsible American Shale Development

New Study: US manufacturing companies could employ one million more workers by 2025 due to American shale gas Canonsburg, Pa. – Leaders in Washington and small- and medium-sized businesses across the nation understand the critical role that America’s manufacturers play in creating jobs and strengthening our economy. In fact, in an announcement this week, President […]

Fact Check: Rebuked NYT Reporter Cherry-Picks Lease Claims to Advance Anti-Natural Gas Agenda

Canonsburg, Pa. – The New York Times reporter whose agenda-driven tactics aimed at the American natural gas industry have been rebuked by even the paper’s public editor, is at again. True to form, the latest piece highlights a narrow universe of individuals who signed straightforward contractual agreements to lease their minerals for production and, in […]

MSC Highlights Industry’s Unmatched Regional Economic Impact Prior to the President’s Visit

Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, President Barack Obama will visit Scranton, where the “principal issue” he’s expected to address will be jobs. And as poll after poll continues to underscore the American people’s concern about job creation and economic growth, this is a welcomed visit from our nation’s leader. For its part, the natural gas industry […]

With Deer Season Around the Corner, MSC Offers Hunting Tips

Canonsburg, PA – Thanksgiving offers all Pennsylvanians and Americans an opportunity to reflect and give thanks for the many blessings we’re afforded to live in a free and just society. In much of Pennsylvania, it also serves as a reminder to thousands of sportsmen that opening day of deer season is around the corner. With […]

MSC Forms Partnership with Society of American Military Engineers

Joint-effort aimed at assisting holiday drive for deployed service members overseas 911th Airlift Wing, Moon Twp., Pa. – At a recent membership meeting, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced a new partnership with the Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.) Pittsburgh Post to collect and deliver supplies to members of America’s military serving overseas. In […]

MSC Welcomes New Officers, Executive Board to Organization

Canonsburg, Pa. – Building on the foundation established under the leadership of outgoing Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) chairman Ray Walker, the MSC this week approved a new slate of officers and executive board members who will lead the growing organization into 2012 and beyond. “Our organization has been extremely fortunate to have such capable and […]

MSC Statement on PA House Finance Committee Action on Marcellus Shale Legislation

Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition President Kathryn Z. Klaber today commended members of the Pennsylvania House Finance Committee for its passage of H.B. 1950, legislation to enhance statewide environmental protections related to the safe production of clean-burning natural gas in the Commonwealth. The legislation closely tracks many key recommendations made to Gov. Tom Corbett by […]

MSC Co-Hosts Supply Chain Forums in Clearfield, Butler Counties

Local small businesses gain insight into needs, opportunities in region’s natural gas industry Canonsburg, Pa. – As responsible natural gas development continues to expand across the region, so too are the growing opportunities for local businesses looking to support the Marcellus Shale supply chain. That was the focus of two recent forums co-hosted by the […]

MSC Unveils New Video: “Building a Stronger, More Secure America”

Canonsburg, Pa. – At this week’s annual meeting of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) — where more than 250 natural gas-related companies reinforced their commitment to environmental and operational transparency and safety — the organization released a new video entitled, “The Marcellus Shale: Building a Stronger, More Secure America.” The video highlights strong job creation in […]

Following Annual Meeting, MSC Focused on Building Upon Year’s Positive Progress in 2012

Hydraulic fracturing disclosure adopted for organization’s members Canonsburg, Pa. – At its second annual members meeting this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) — among the largest industry trade organizations in the region, representing more than 250 member companies — sharpened its outlook for 2012 with a focus on building upon the many of successes […]

New Pa. Govt. Data Demonstrates Powerful Job Creation Impact of Marcellus Shale

Marcellus jobs soar 2,076% along Northern Tier; 214,000 Marcellus-Related Jobs in Pa. Canonsburg, Pa. — New state government data further underscores the enormous economic impact tied to the responsible development of clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale across the Commonwealth. Currently, 214,000 jobs across the state are tied the natural gas industry, according […]

Who Says We Don’t Make Anything In America Anymore?

New Nat’l Poll: 80% of US Voters Back Job-Creating American Natural Gas Development Canonsburg, Pa. – There’s a common perception that America’s manufacturing base has been significantly eroded, a function of increasing competition in the global marketplace and other factors. While it’s true that U.S.-based manufacturers are facing a host of challenges, the fact cannot […]

MSC Team Expands, Adds Staff Leads on Government Affairs, Finance

Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today announced the addition of two new staff members — Amber Benzon, director of government affairs, and Robert Petrilli, vice president of finance and administration. “We’re pleased to welcome Robert and Amber to our staff and into an organization committed to the economic, environmental, and energy security […]