American Energy Delivers “Stability and Prosperity” to Global Allies

As the world’s top producer of natural gas and petroleum, according to the latest federal data, America’s energy dominance is creating economic opportunities and strengthening energy security here at home, while bolstering geopolitical stability abroad. Lawmakers and experts discussed the role of American energy in influencing foreign policy during a U.S. House Foreign Affairs subcommittee […]

‘Americans Can Take Pride’ in Leveraging Energy Abundance

As natural gas production continues to rise, a U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee this week examined the role of LNG exports in strengthening America’s geopolitical standing. With Dominion’s Cove Point LNG export terminal in Maryland scheduled to go into service next month, the U.S. will have additional opportunities to leverage its energy abundance as a […]

Natural Gas Improving Lives in 2018 and Beyond

The calendar turned to 2018 with good news for American energy, as headlines promoted the promise of increased domestic natural gas and oil production. As the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Frank Verrastro told the Washington Post: “It’s a total turnaround from where we were in the ’70s.” America’s shale revolution is expected to […]

Marcellus Shale Transforms U.S. into an Energy Superpower

In a Tuesday morning headline, Bloomberg News asked the question: “Can the U.S. Become an Energy Superpower in 2017?” Well, it already is, thanks to American shale development. Now families, manufacturers, our environment, and national security are stronger because of the United States’ position as a global energy leader. Much of the credit for this […]

We’re Thankful for Clean, Abundant American Natural Gas

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for our domestic energy revolution and the hundreds of thousands of hard-working men and women who produce affordable, reliable supplies of clean American natural gas in the Marcellus Shale and elsewhere. In less than a decade, America’s energy outlook has transformed from scarcity […]

Shale Development Benefits All Americans

As presidential nominating conventions get underway in Cleveland and Philadelphia, it’s critical that America’s abundant natural gas resources are recognized as an asset that can continue to help create hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs, greatly improve our environment and strengthen the nation’s world standing. Highlighting these benefits in a joint Crain’s Cleveland Business column, MSC’s David Spigelmyer and Ohio Oil and […]

Shale Enhances American Energy Security

Thanks to shale development, the U.S. now leads the world in recoverable oil reserves, surpassing Saudi Arabia and Russia, according to a report out this week by Rystad Energy. This significant progress, made possible by advancements in technology and hydraulic fracturing, has transitioned the U.S. from a position of energy uncertainty to one of abundance […]

A New Year for American Energy

What do local communities, the environment, national security and trade unions have in common? They are all thriving thanks to increased production of American natural gas. Yet there couldn’t be a worse time for higher energy taxes on an industry struggling with historically low commodity prices. The fact remains that shale’s supply chain – as […]

Natural Gas Delivers Holiday Savings for Consumers

Thanks to our region’s abundant natural gas resources, consumer heating costs are falling, delivering significant energy savings for local families and small businesses. As MSC’s Dave Spigelmyer told KDKA-TV this week: “The reason [consumers] are going to pay less to heat their home, cook their food, dry their clothes, heat their hot water is the […]

Top Ten Shale Highlights of 2015

In what has been described as the “strongest card in America’s hand ” – both economically and environmentally – domestic shale development continues to be a game-changer. Despite the ongoing market challenges, Pennsylvania’s “record-breaking” natural gas production was driven by the industry’s focus on efficiency and innovation. As more clean-burning natural gas is safely produced, a […]

Appalachian Basin Driving American Shale Production

The Marcellus and Utica Shale plays are driving America’s rapid increase in natural gas production, accounting for 85 percent of domestic shale growth since 2012, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA’s report, which comes off the heels of 2014’s record-breaking year, reflects and further underscores the Appalachia Basin’s role in strengthening America’s […]

Harvard Study: Shale the “Single Largest Opportunity to Improve Trajectory of U.S. Economy”

A new Harvard Business School and Boston Consulting Group  report, titled America’s Unconventional Energy Opportunity, examines the “unprecedented, once-in-a-generation opportunity” that the U.S. energy revolution is delivering to all Americans. According to the Harvard experts’ analysis, in 2014 American energy development contributed $430 billion to U.S. GDP; supported 2.7 million jobs; saved of the average […]

MSC Statement on Potential Gas Committee Report

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued this statement on today’s release of the Potential Gas Committee’s latest biennial assessment of the nation’s natural gas resources: “Thanks to shale, the U.S. has rapidly transformed from a nation preparing to import natural gas to meet our domestic needs to one that now leads […]

20 Obama Administration Quotes About U.S. Shale

Tonight, President Obama will address the nation in his annual State of the Union Address. With an inevitable focus on America’s outlook, here’s what the President and key members of his administration have said about safe and responsible natural gas development, which is a powerful engine for job growth and opportunity. ECONOMIC GROWTH President Obama: […]

Top Obama Admin. Official: Fracking Bans “The Wrong Way To Go”

Last week, President Obama’s Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, weighed-in once again on the critical importance of safe, well-regulated American oil and natural gas development, and specifically the use of hydraulic fracturing technologies. In an interview with KQED – Northern California’s regional NPR affiliate – Secretary Jewell, a trained petroleum engineered offered her insights, noting that […]

EIA, U-T Respond to Nature’s “Inaccurate and Distorted Reporting” on Shale

This week, a top U.S. Energy Information Administration‘s (EIA) official responded to a recent Nature article that “badly misconstrued” the facts and presents a “very misleading view” of American shale gas production and overall reserves. In a letter [pdf.], EIA’s deputy administrator Howard Gruenspecht underscores the fact that Nature’s story is based on “inaccurate and […]

MSC in Tribune-Review: Impact Fee Tax Overwhelmingly Benefits Pennsylvania

Tom Wolf’s pledge to add a severance tax on energy producers is irresponsible and does not take into account the downside for most Pennsylvanians and the communities where they live. His potential job-crushing energy tax on shale development would harm Pennsylvania’s economy, cost jobs and shortchange the potential benefits for the long-term success of our […]

Shale: Unifying the Commonwealth and America

This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a new year-in-review video – titled Shale: Unifying America – highlighting the “game-changing benefits tied to safe, job-creating shale development for our communities, the entire Commonwealth and our nation.” These clear benefits were echoed by MSC president Dave Spigelmyer during an appearance on PCN’s On the Issues segment […]

#1: U.S. Positioned to be World’s Top Oil, Natural Gas Producer

In what is being described by experts as a “remarkable turn of events,” the Wall Street Journal reports today that “the U.S. is overtaking Russia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas.” This is great news for American consumers, our economy, environment and our nation’s security. What’s more, America’s safe and surging […]

Marcellus-Related Benefits Expanding Across Philadelphia Region

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The safe, tightly-regulated development of clean-burning domestic natural gas is “firing up an old-fashioned American industrial revival,” strengthening “America’s role in the world,” and putting Pennsylvania on a path toward becoming an “American energy superpower,” all while “saving U.S. consumers billions” in more affordable energy costs. These positive benefits continue to take […]

Support for American Natural Gas Broad, Growing

Given the clear benefits associated with natural gas — more jobs, a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and strengthened energy security — it’s no surprise that the American people, especially those across Appalachia, continue to show broad support for the safe development of this abundant, job-creating resource. In fact, a recent Siena College poll — […]

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The Marcellus Shale: Powering an American Renaissance

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, […]

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 […]

Columbus Dispatch: Driller touts Ohio’s gas and oil

Oklahoma company estimating $20B worth in shale beneath its 1.25 million leased acres Friday, July 29, 2011  03:04 AM By Dan Gearino An Oklahoma company has discovered oil and natural-gas resources in eastern Ohio that it thinks could be worth up to $20billion, an announcement that shows the economic potential of Utica shale. Chesapeake Energy […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Creating Optimism About The Future

“Natural gas from shale is increasingly putting America on a sustainable path to a more competitive and cleaner energy future” “Basically [the Marcellus] saved my company from going under and my home from becoming a statistic” “Marcellus shale drilling activity has [small business owner] feeling pretty optimistic about the future” Marcellus Multiplier “Draws New Companies […]

New Tests Confirm Marcellus Development Not Impacting Pa. Waterways

Canonsburg, PA – This week, Pennsylvania American Water – one of the commonwealth’s largest water utilities – released data determining that its water has “not been impacted by radioactive materials” from Marcellus Shale development and the water is safe to drink. As you may recall, the New York Times made a series of claims regarding […]

USA Today Analysis Shows Marcellus-Related Jobs in Pa. Continue to Grow As Nation’s Workforce Hits 30-Year Low

Canonsburg, PA – According to a new USA Today analysis, “The share of the population that is working fell to its lowest level last year since women started entering the workforce in large numbers three decades ago.” In today’s paper, reporter Dennis Cauchon notes that “only 45.4% of Americans had jobs in 2010, the lowest […]

MSC, Gov. Ridge Highlight Industry’s Commitment to the Community, Transparency

Canonsburg, PA – Aligned with the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) Guiding Principles, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, industry leaders, and executives from MarkWest – one of nearly 170 MSC member companies – discussed a broad range of shale gas development related issues yesterday with elected officials, underscoring the industry’s commitment to transparency. Subsequent to the […]