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 […]