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 […]

MSC Statement on Gov. Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Policy Recommendations

Canonsburg, Pa. – Responding to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale policy recommendations released today at an event in Pittsburgh, Marcellus Shale Coalition president and executive director Kathryn Z. Klaber issued the followed statement: “Pennsylvanians are realizing the countless benefits – more affordable energy costs, environmental advantages of increased natural gas use, economic revival of […]

Mighty Marcellus Continues Impressive Job Creation Streak Across the Commonwealth

Washington Co. #3 in Nation in Job Growth, Williamsport #7 Fastest Growing City; Growth En Route to Ohio Canonsburg, Pa. – Did you know there are 3,141 counties in the United States? A large figure by any metric. But as high unemployment continues to persist across the nation, with nearly 14 million Americans still out […]

MSC Statement on New York DEC’s Proposed Regulations on Hydraulic Fracturing

Canonsburg, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition President and Executive Director Kathryn Z. Klaber today commented on the rulemaking proposed by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation to regulate high-volume hydraulic fracturing needed to facilitate production of natural gas in the state’s Marcellus Shale region: “Clean-burning and abundant natural gas is providing economic, environmental, and […]

MSC to EPA: “Clean-burning natural gas has undeniable air quality benefits”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – At a public U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hearing today, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber underscored the fact that “clean-burning natural gas has undeniable air quality benefits.” Klaber strongly recommended “a 60-day extension” for the rulemaking comment period, given the host of proposed air regulations related to domestic […]

MSC Member Companies Contribute to Northern PA Flood Relief and Recovery Efforts

Approximately $1 million in financial and in-kind contributions to impacted communities State College, Pa. – In the days during and after the severe flooding caused by Tropical Storm Lee earlier this month, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) member companies controlled their operations in northern Pennsylvania to ensure no environmental damage was incurred and no well pads […]

SHALE GAS INSIGHT’s Innovation Expo Highlights Breakthrough Technologies Driving the Marcellus Natural Gas Industry

Philadelphia, Pa – Further underscoring the natural gas industry’s commitment to technologies that enhance the environmental benefits of shale gas production, two firms – Nittany Extraction Technologies, LLC from State College, Pa. and Earth Data Northeast, Inc. from Exton, Pa. – were recognized last week as winners of the Innovation Expo at the Marcellus Shale […]

Myth vs. Fact: USGS/EIA Marcellus Data

Canonsburg, Pa. – One week ago, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) issued an updated Marcellus Shale resource assessment, indicating that the “region contains some 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, recoverable natural gas, far more than thought nearly a decade ago,” as reported by the Associated Press. As noted by the AP, the updated USGS […]

New Federal Data Highlights Staggering Amount of Clean-Burning American Natural Gas from the Marcellus Shale

USGS: 4,100% increase in technically recoverable Marcellus natural gas from 2002 Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) – an independent research arm of the Interior Department – released an updated assessment of undiscovered, technically recoverable American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation, considered to be second largest natural field in the […]

Marcellus Shale Continues its “Rapid Rise” on the Global Energy Stage

U. of Wyo. Prof: “Pennsylvania is becoming a big gas producer in a major way” As jobless claims once again ticked upward this past week, it’s no wonder why consumer confidence dropped “in August to the lowest level since the recession.” Yet, despite these broader, national economic trends, there’s a silver lining in the Rust […]

MSC Statement on Dept. of Energy Panel’s Shale Gas Recommendations

Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, after several months of hearings and public input, a U.S. Department of Energy panel released a set of “consensus-based” recommendations regarding the shale gas development process. Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, issued the following statement: “Taken together, these fact-based recommendations represent yet another key step […]

Community Discussion in Philadelphia Gives Residents Insight into Jobs Training, Workforce Development in the Marcellus Shale

Philadelphia, PA – Local residents join area leaders and industry representatives today for a community discussion on natural gas training programs, the impact of workforce development and the industry’s commitment to safe and responsible development in the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) hosted the public event at […]

Update on the MSC-Gov. Ridge Partnership

Canonsburg, PA – At its one-year mark, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Z. Klaber provided the following update regarding the organization’s truly unique and momentous partnership with former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge and his team of subject matter experts and professionals: “Gov. Ridge has provided valuable insight and leadership over the […]

MSC Statement on Proposed EPA Air Regulations

Canonsburg, PA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a series of proposed air emission regulations surrounding the development of American natural gas and oil. The proposed regulations are a result of a “consent decree”, or settlement, stemming from a federal lawsuit brought forth by two groups – based in New Mexico and […]

Williamsport Community Discussion Provides Marcellus-Related Jobs Training, Workforce Development Insight

Williamsport, PA – Local residents in Williamsport, Pa. joined area leaders and business owners today for a community discussion focused on natural gas training programs and the impact of workforce development in the region, as well as the industry’s commitment to safe and responsible development of the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and […]

MSC Statement on Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission’s Final Report

Canonsburg, PA – Today, the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission released its final report of recommendations. Ray Walker, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) chairman and senior vice president of Range Resources, was the coalition’s representative on the commission. Several other MSC member company representatives also served on the commission. “The Marcellus Shale Coalition stands ready to work […]

New Study: Pa. Self-Sufficient in Natural Gas, Marcellus Shale Could Lead Nation in Production by 2020

Total 2011 economic impact of Marcellus could exceed $12 billion, Pennsylvania consumer savings topped $633 million in 2010 Duquesne, PA – At current rates, the Marcellus Shale formation could become the leading supplier of natural gas in the United States within a decade, according to an analysis released today entitled “The Pennsylvania Marcellus Natural Gas […]

By The Numbers: What Responsible Clean-Burning American Natural Gas Development Means For NY

Canonsburg, PA – Real progress is being made in New York State toward responsibly developing abundant supplies of clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation. Recently, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) released its updated draft Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (SGEIS), the proposed regulatory framework for shale gas development and hydraulic fracturing, […]

MSC Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Western Pa. Community and Business Leaders

Warrendale, PA – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) hosted a community roundtable discussion in Butler County, Pa. to further explore the real impacts of responsible Marcellus development is having in the region. Joined by Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, business, chamber, and community leaders, local elected officials and representatives from MSC members EXCO Resources, Talisman […]

MSC Statement on Keystone Research Center’s Politically-Timed Attack on Family-Sustaining Jobs

Canonsburg, PA – Today, Marcellus Shale Coalition president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement responding to a report issued by the Keystone Research Center calling into question the employment impact associated with responsible shale gas development: “In the heat of a budget battle in Harrisburg, opponents of responsible natural gas development have […]

MSC Member Companies Invest $411 Million in Local, State Roads

Canonsburg, PA – Member companies of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) invested more than $411 million over the past three years to repave, rebuild and improve roadways and transportation infrastructure across the state of Pennsylvania, according to a survey of participating members. Since 2008, approximately 21% of the payments have been made toward local roads, […]