MSC Unveils New Web Video: “The Marcellus: An American Renewal”

Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) unveiled a new web video entitled “The Marcellus: An American Renewal” at the organization’s annual members meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa. Thursday evening. The video, available on-line at the MSC’s YouTube page, can be viewed by clicking the image or link below: Click HERE to view this video […]

Gov. Ridge, MSC Unveil Landmark Industry-Wide “Commitment to the Community” Guiding Principles

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) leadership and Gov. Tom Ridge, an MSC strategic advisor, formally unveiled a sweeping set of principles by which the industry will live by “each and every day” and “embrace.” These principles were first rolled out last night at the MSC’s annual members meeting in Pittsburgh. “We […]

MSC Statement on the PA House Passed Severance Tax

Senate should consider alternative to House’s uncompetitive approach Canonsburg, Pa. – This evening, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a massive, uncompetitive new tax on the responsible development of clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation, which has helped create nearly 88,000 jobs in Pennsylvania alone as the state’s unemployment rate continues to remain […]

Ridge: Philadelphia City Council’s Marcellus Hearings a Positive Educational Opportunity

Fmr. Governor Urges Forum to Remain Focused on Facts, Science, Potential Benefits of the Marcellus Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, the Philadelphia City Council’s Environment and Transportation & Public Utilities panels will hold a joint hearing focused on the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s clean-burning, job-creating natural gas reserves, which – by year’s end – […]

National Panel: PA DEP Oversight of Key Marcellus Technology “Merits Special Recognition”

Findings highlight how Pa. continues to lead the way in safe, responsible use of hydraulic fracturing Canonsburg, Pa. – Pennsylvania officials’ oversight and regulation of hydraulic fracturing, a critical technology for producing abundant reserves of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, is among the strongest in the nation. That’s the message delivered by a national […]

Let’s Make Pennsylvania a Leader in Natural Gas Development

Once-in-a-generation opportunity to create thousands of jobs, billions in economic development in jeopardy as Harrisburg debates massive new energy tax As Governor Rendell and legislative leaders in Harrisburg continue to debate the future of the natural gas industry in Pennsylvania, all parties involved have one opportunity to get it right. The actions taken over the […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Shale Gas Development Creating Jobs, Delivering Affordable Supplies of Homegrown, Clean-Burning Energy to Consumers

“Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale has been a bright spot in job creation” Marcellus development “to create more than 111,000 new jobs and generate $987 million in state and local tax revenue by 2011” ‘Marcellus Multiplier’ creating “a surge in real estate activity”; “There’s no question it’s having a positive impact” on regional hotels We’re Hiring: “Shale […]

Welcome to Wayne County

Home of folks who know a thing or two about clean energy from the Marcellus Shale — and aren’t afraid to tell DRBC how to use it Before there was a Hoover, Grand Coulee or Niagara, there was a Wallenpaupack – a manmade lake dug out of Pike and Wayne counties featuring a state-of-the-art dam […]

MSC Launches Online Marcellus Jobs Headquarters

New site serves as interactive, one-stop-shop for shale gas job-seekers in the region Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) launched a cutting-edge, interactive website dedicated to connecting job seekers with its member companies operating throughout the Marcellus region. The site – MarcellusCoalition.org/site/jobportal.html, which is featured below – offers in-depth descriptions of the […]

On the Marcellus, an “Inflection” Point for New York

Will NYS leverage the potential of the Marcellus Shale into jobs and revenue during tough economic times? Or will it continue to hide behind the “Marcellus Maginot Line”? Everyone’s heard of the famous Mason-Dixon line that separates the commonwealth of Pennsylvania from the state of Maryland (and Delaware too, incidentally). But what do you call […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Production Continues to Create Much-Needed Jobs, Economic Opportunity

Marcellus production “is creating jobs and boosting local economies” “Farmers are making investments in farms that were just dreams before the Marcellus Shale” “The opportunity for growth, job creation has not been seen since the late 1800s” Mighty Marcellus “Boosting Pa. economy”: “Forum panelist Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, […]

The Hole Truth and Nothing But

Cash-strapped Albany enforces obscure tax targeting bagel shops in New York – maybe it’s time to take another look at the Marcellus? Few states have been hit harder by the nation’s protracted economic downturn than New York, but here’s how you know the budget situation up there has gone from serious to critical: Starting this […]

What They’re Saying: Safe, Responsible Marcellus Development Continues to Positively Impact the Region

‘Marcellus Multiplier’ Creating Jobs at Breakneck Rates, Helping to Lower Energy Prices for Consumers Roustabouts wanted as companies produce homegrown, clean-burning natural gas: “The natural gas industry expects to create thousands of jobs in Marcellus shale gas development in this decade, and state agencies and colleges are gearing up to train workers to fill those […]

On the Road Again

Barnstorming Pa., MSC Continues to Educate, Engage “Friends of Marcellus” The positive and overwhelming benefits associated with the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s abundant, homegrown, clean-burning natural gas know no county lines or state borders. Considered to be the world’s second largest natural gas field – second only to one in Iran – the […]

MSC Statement on Misguided Pittsburgh City Council Legislation to Ban Responsible Shale Gas Production

Citing job creation, much-needed tax revenue generation, Mayor Ravenstahl opposes shale gas production ban Canonsburg, Pa. – Despite the fact that no Marcellus Shale operators have any near-term prospects of producing clean-burning natural gas within Pittsburgh’s city limits, earlier today Councilman Doug Shields formally introduced legislation seeking to prevent private city landowners from generating value […]

Takin’ Care of Business

Clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas production continues to strengthen region’s economy, local workforce The responsible and environmentally sound development of clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale continues to have a potent impact on our region’s economy and its workforce. This production is creating tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, a robust and growing supply chain […]

A New York State of Mind?

Politicians in NY Senate don’t miss the chance to demagogue the Marcellus with a lopsided vote against HF – but whose interests are they really representing? Politicians in NY Senate don’t miss the chance to demagogue the Marcellus with a lopsided vote against HF – but whose interests are they really representing? Those who tell […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Shale Development Allowing Family Farmers to Realize Their Dreams

Marcellus production “will enable us all to keep our farms” “Farmers are making investments in their farms that were just dreams before the Marcellus Shale” Marcellus development pumping “hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s  economy” Family farmers say Marcellus development “will enable us all to keep our farms”: “Some see it as a […]

Marcellus Operators Continue Commitment to Emergency Response Preparation, Training

Working alongside the State Fire Academy, industry takes safety training to next level Canonsburg, Pa. – As natural gas production from Pennsylvania’s portion of the Marcellus Shale – considered by experts to be the world’s second largest natural gas field once fully developed – continues to increase, helping to create tens of thousands of good-paying […]

Gov. Ridge Joins the Marcellus Shale Coalition as Strategic Advisor

Gov. Ridge: “The development of the Marcellus Shale will benefit all of the citizens of our state, our region, and our nation” Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), representing the majority of those responsible for the development and transportation of clean-burning shale gas throughout the Commonwealth, is pleased to formally announce that former […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Development “A Boon to Local Businesses”

Marcellus production providing “a bright spot for Pennsylvania’s construction companies” “The region has benefited from the jobs created by the natural gas industry” Marcellus production “could bring hundreds of jobs to the area” Marcellus development “a boon to local businesses”: “Activities around the Marcellus Shale have provided a bright spot for Pennsylvania’s construction companies in […]

MSC Statement on Non-Marcellus Shallow Oil Well Incident in Indiana Twp.

Canonsburg, Pa. – Earlier today, an explosion at a shallow, non-Marcellus Shale oil well occurred in Indiana Twp., Allegheny County, claiming the lives of two workers, according to reports. Although the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) represents companies producing natural gas, the MSC issued the following statement expressing condolences, and reinforcing its commitment to operating in the […]

MSC to EPA: Hydraulic Fracturing is “a safe, essential part of the responsible development of natural gas”

Canonsburg, Pa. – Tonight, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber will deliver the following remarks at a public EPA forum on hydraulic fracturing. Excerpts and full text — as prepared for delivery — of her remarks are below: “Fracturing is considered a safe and essential part of the responsible development of […]

Back to the Future with EPA and Hydraulic Fracturing

Agency convenes hearing in Canonsburg tomorrow to discuss scope of upcoming hydraulic fracturing study. But has EPA forgotten about its 2004 report? Tomorrow night in Canonsburg, the EPA will convene its third public hearing on its upcoming study on hydraulic fracturing, a key technology that’s been used to produce energy in Pennsylvania for more than […]

MSC Statement on Pittsburgh City Council’s Misguided Resolution on Shale Gas Development

Canonsburg, Pa. – Earlier today, the Pittsburgh City Council passed a resolution calling for a statewide ban on clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale for an entire year, including the development of those resources on privately-owned land. Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), issued this statement in response […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Development “A wonderful thing,” Creating “much-needed jobs and economic growth”

“Business is booming thanks to the lucrative gas drilling industry tapping into the Marcellus Shale” Marcellus development “enables those of us who have farms to keep our farms so they can be passed on to our families” “Safe and responsible gas development could provide the three counties with much-needed jobs and economic growth” WV small […]

MSC Announces David Callahan as Coalition’s New Vice President

Callahan brings more than a decade of energy experience to the job, lauded by MSC chairman and president as a “key collaborator” in engaging elected officials and partners CANONSBURG, Pa. – As Marcellus Shale employers continue to work with policymakers on a comprehensive framework for taking full advantage of the myriad opportunities that natural gas […]

Floods, Famines, Earthquakes and the DRBC

Landowners, communities challenge Delaware River Basin Commission to explain rationale, authority behind denying opportunity of the Marcellus to Northeast PA   Translated literally from French it means “superior force,” but translated practically into American law, the term force majeure is a clause used by parties that encounter a situation so severe that it’s actually designated as […]

MSC Statement on New DEP Wellsite Standards

CANONSBURG, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement today after reviewing the letter sent to all Marcellus operators by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as a follow-up to the agency’s investigation of a mechanical wellsite incident in Clearfield County last month: “Today’s letter from DEP […]

About that Water in Your Well

Study says millions of PA residents relying on private water wells that may contain contaminants – none of which are related to the Marcellus Shale Nearly 20,000 new wells are drilled in Pennsylvania every year. And among these, not a single one of them has anything to do with oil or natural gas. Instead, these […]

What They’re Saying: MSC Applauds PA Budget Agreement, Stands Ready to Work with Lawmakers on Comprehensive Framework for Developing the Marcellus

MSC President Kathryn Klaber: “[W]e need an updated and modernized regulatory and legislative framework, and a fair tax strategy that keeps our state ahead of the curve in attracting the investment needed to bring these resources to the surface [Severance] tax should not be set in a “vacuum” but as part of a “comprehensive evaluation” […]

MSC: Budget Agreement a Win for PA’s Economy, Environment

Marcellus producers express commitment to working with lawmakers on comprehensive tax, regulatory and legislative plan for the future CANONSBURG, Pa. – Earlier today, Gov. Ed Rendell signed a budget plan for 2010-2011 that recognizes the critical contributions that natural gas producers are making in Pennsylvania. The new budget, the product of months of hard work […]

All Wet on Fair Pooling

Fair Pooling protects the environment, reduces environmental footprints, and generates more revenue for environmental programs – so why do environmentalists oppose it? CANONSBURG – When is an environmentalist not an environmentalist? How about when he sends a letter to lawmakers in Harrisburg demanding they reject a proposal that would result in greater efficiency in developing […]

Bucking Trends: Marcellus Shale Producing Counties Continue to Add Jobs as Unemployment Climbs Elsewhere

Marcellus job growth the largest “for any sector in [PA], save for…temporary census jobs” Want to know how tough the economy is in Pennsylvania right now? Of the Commonwealth’s 67 counties, only five did not lose jobs over the past 12 months. But only two of those counties actually improved their unemployment rate (that is, […]

It’s Up To You New York

The economic benefits associated with the responsible and environmentally sound development of the Marcellus Shale’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas reserves are overwhelming. Tens of thousands of good-paying jobs are being created across the Commonweal of Pennsylvania, where Marcellus development has been underway for several years. Hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues are being […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale “a wonderful thing”; Creating tens of thousands of “family-sustaining jobs”

“There were a lot of people around here who had a nicer Christmas last year because of the gas busines “The greatest economic and clean-energy opportunity of our lifetime “This is a good thing for us” Marcellus Shale creating “family-sustaining jobs”: John Moran Jr., president of Moran Industries, described the arrival of the natural gas […]

MSC Statement on New Water Treatment Rules

Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) passed a new rule mandating an “end of pipe”, 500 milligrams per liter cap on the concentration of total dissolved solids (TDS) in the disposal of produced water from natural gas production. Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), […]

Would The Present-Day DRBC Have Let Washington Cross the Delaware?

NJ-based Delaware River Basin Commission places unnecessary moratorium on Marcellus production, denying economic benefits, jobs to Pennsylvanians It’s hard to imagine President Kennedy had the denial of jobs and revenue for residents of Pennsylvania in mind when he signed a bill in 1961 creating the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC). But nearly a half-century later, […]

MSC: Tax Hike on Marcellus Shale Job Creation the Wrong Approach

Group urges commonsense reforms, dialogue aimed at safely expanding natural gas development, jobs in Pa. Canonsburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania state House of Representatives is currently considering what would be the nation’s most onerous taxes on the environmentally responsible development of clean-burning, job-creating natural gas from the Commonwealth’s Marcellus Shale formation. Kathryn Klaber, president and […]

MSC: Advancements in Technology Expanding Water Recycling Capabilities

MSC president cites need for commonsense TDS regulations Canonsburg, Pa. – The responsible use, treatment and stewardship of the Commonwealth’s water resources are among the most important considerations involved in the development of clean-burning natural gas from shale. As a result, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) – whose members represent 100 percent of the shale […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Creating “A Modern-Day Gold Rush”

“This used to be an old, empty railyard. Now it’s a distribution facility for a modern-day gold rush” “We’re sitting on gold here” “Marcellus Shale can be the best economic engine we’ve seen in decades” A modern-day gold rush: “Once they’re loaded, the trucks make a series of right-hand turns out of the Mansfield Avenue […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale a “Buried Treasure”; Creating “An economic boon to Pennsylvania for a long time”

While still in its infancy, the responsible development of the region’s clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas is helping to create tens of thousands of jobs. This development, and the workforce and job opportunities that it presents, will be highlighted at an upcoming “Workforce Summit” hosted by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) on June 16. Click HERE […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Statement on Incident in Clearfield County

Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is closely monitoring the situation in Moshannon State Forest, Clearfield County, which has been secured. The MSC issued this statement regarding the incident, as well as its commitment to environmental responsibility and safety: “The Marcellus Shale Coalition’s foremost commitment is to ensure the safety of our member […]

On the Radio: MSC President Highlights Tremendous Opportunity of the Marcellus Shale on KQV Today

Canonsburg, Pa. – Earlier today, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber appeared on Pittsburgh’s KQV Radio to discuss a broad range of issues, including the updated Penn State University economic impact study released last week. Below are key excerpts from the interview: On the Updated PSU Economic Impact Study: “As one […]

Lessons from the Bakken

North Dakota shoots up the list of top energy-producing states thanks to sound regulatory, legislative framework – will Pennsylvania follow its lead in the Marcellus? Quick: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when the subject of North Dakota comes up? Well, assuming it ever does, there’s that famous Coen brothers film of the […]

In His Own Words: PA DEP Regulator Separates Fact from Fiction on the Marcellus

Director of DEP’s bureau of oil and gas management addresses town hall audience in Northeast PA CANONSBURG, Pa. – Producers of natural gas in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Marcellus Shale “have been building their wells to exceed our current regulatory standards,” the head of DEP’s bureau of oil and gas management told a Luzerne County […]

What They’re Saying About the New Penn State Marcellus Shale Economic Impact Study

Marcellus Shale will bring 212,000 jobs. “By 2020, the Marcellus Shale natural gas industry will have created or supported 212,000 Pennsylvania jobs, according to a Penn State projection released Tuesday and paid for by the industry. “The Economic Impacts of the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play: An Update,” revises some of the projections made […]

New Study: Marcellus Shale Expected to Create 212,000 New Jobs by 2020 – on Top of Thousands Already Being Created Now

The safe and steady development of clean-burning natural gas in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Marcellus Shale has the potential to create an additional 212,000 new jobs over the next 10 years on top of the thousands already being generated all across the Commonwealth.

Marcellus Shale Coalition Unveils New, Interactive Online Headquarters

MarcellusCoalition.org will serve as interactive, one-stop shop for news, views and education on the Marcellus Shale Canonsburg, Pa. – The new online home of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) officially went live earlier today, with the organization of more than 90 members — representing the vast majority of shale gas producers throughout the Appalachian region […]

The Sound and the Fury

Earlier this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) joined local elected officials and leaders from the steel, trucking and manufacturing sectors to discuss the positive and growing impact that responsible shale gas development is having on the economic fortunes of the Commonwealth.