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 […]

Energy Tax Increases Threaten Pa.’s Economic Opportunity

Natural gas development in Pennsylvania supports more than 320,000 jobs and contributes more than $45 billion to the Commonwealth’s economy, a new PricewaterhouseCoopers study confirms. The report, conducted on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute, also found that energy development supports good-paying jobs, with nearly $23 billion in wages provided to hard-working Pennsylvanians. This latest […]

Local Pa. Officials United in Opposition to Higher Energy Taxes

County and municipal government officials across the Commonwealth continue to speak out in broad opposition to higher energy taxes which threaten critical natural gas revenues that directly benefit communities. It’s abundantly clear that higher energy tax math doesn’t add up; higher energy taxes jeopardize jobs; and higher energy taxes will be devastating for labor and […]

Higher Energy Tax Math Just Doesn’t Add Up

As some in Harrisburg work to drastically increase Pennsylvania’s energy taxes – a move that will risk shale’s broad-based positive benefits and strong record of job growth – it is becoming abundantly and increasingly more clear that their math just doesn’t add up. Singling out one subset of an industry – which already generates billions in […]

Ten Key Takeaways: New White House Report Touts U.S. Natural Gas

America’s natural gas development is driving down the U.S. trade deficit, creating jobs, improving our GDP and cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to the White House’s “Economic Report of the President” released Thursday. As the President has said in the past – and underscores in the new report – “our 100-year supply of natural gas is […]

What They’re Saying: MSC Annual Workforce Highlights

This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) released its annual workforce survey [press release; pdf. results], which was widely covered by regional and national media – including the Ellwood City Ledger, Titusville Herald, Times Leader, StateImpact, Rigzone, E&E News, as well as KDKA Radio. Here’s what others are saying about job-creating shale trends from this year’s […]

New Energy Taxes Threaten Pa.’s Economic Recovery

Pennsylvania’s economy – thanks in large part to job-creating shale development – is on a path toward recovery, with more private sector jobs being created each day: “Pa. unemployment rate drops to lowest point since September 2008” (Associated Press, 6/20/14) “Pa. unemployment dips to lowest level since September 2008” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/20/14) “Pa. May unemployment […]

New Poll: Pa. Voters Overwhelming Support Jobs Over New Energy Taxes

“When [Pennsylvania] voters are given a choice between a [new energy] tax and jobs, they choose jobs.” This was a key finding – among others – of a newly released public opinion survey, as reported by the Harrisburg Patriot-News. These findings – which demonstrate broad bipartisan support for job-creating natural gas development in Pennsylvania – […]

Innovation in Oil and Natural Gas Production Assures Future Supplies (Manhattan Institute)

Marcellus Shale: Homegrown Energy, Homegrown Jobs

Clean, affordable, safely-produced American natural gas is not only helping to lower taxes and energy bills, but it’s also providing our tremendous source of job and career opportunities for Pennsylvanians. In short, this historic opportunity is a job-creating, economy-boosting machine that’s Powering an American Renaissance. Union, non-union, industry-based, or ancillary – the safe, responsible shale gas […]

President Obama Touts American Natural Gas in State of the Union Address

Last night, President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Address to the American people before a Joint Session of Congress. The President made clear that “our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing,” and underscored the positive role that clean-burning American natural gas continues to play in strengthening […]

Made in America: The economic impact of LNG exports from the United States (Deloitte)

Brookings Report: Driven by Shale Development, Pittsburgh Tops U.S. Economic Recovery Charts

Despite the lingering economic challenges our nation faces, particularly as it relates to job growth, following one of the sharpest recessions in a generation, the greater Pittsburgh region is strong and growing stronger, according to a recently released Brookings Institution analysis. In its report, which analyzed such economic indicators as employment growth and GDP per […]

What They’re Saying: American Natural Gas Powering Economic Progress, Job Creation

Pittsburgh, Pa.– The safe, tightly-regulated development of America’s clean-burning natural gas resources continues to provide broad benefits, ranging from job creation, strengthened energy security, and a cleaner environment. Taken together, this development is Powering an American Renaissance.  Here’s what they’re saying: U.S. Energy Renaissance “Redrawing the Global Energy Map”: “North America is at the forefront […]

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 — […]

Clean-Burning Natural Gas a “Golden Opportunity” for America

From bolstering private sector job growth to generating substantial tax and fee revenues, and increasing the safe production and use of clean-burning natural gas all while making progressive environmental strides — the natural gas industry is unleashing innovative strategies that, taken together, are Powering an American Renaissance. In fact, a recent AOL Energy article highlights […]

MSC in Times-Leader: Fee Disbursement Proof of Natural Gas Benefits

The safe development of job-creating American natural gas continues to provide significant economic and environmental benefits across our region, and this month’s natural gas impact fee disbursement announcement further underscores the fact that Marcellus Shale production is positively impacting every square inch of the commonwealth. By John Augustine, Community Outreach Manager The safe development of job-creating […]

Platts – Now Serving The Oil and Gas Industry: Just About Everyone

By Starr Spencer The website www.marcellusonmainstreet.org  lists some specific businesses that have benefited from Marcellus Shale drilling. Not only is it an eye-opening primer on just how the drilling boom in general contributes to local economies and offers opportunities for new enterprises of every stripe–including some you’d never contemplated–but it gives a sense of a […]

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, […]

Lehigh Valley Business: Shale Gas Activity Fuels Growth For Valley Companies

By Brian Pedersen Western Pennsylvania and Ohio may be getting the brunt of business from the Marcellus Shale and Utica Shale natural gas operations, but Lehigh Valley companies are also digging up some profits. The process of extracting natural gas from land in these areas has given a boost not only to oil and gas […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Williamsport Sun-Gazette: City 7th fastest growing in nation

By ALYSSA MURPHY “We have a 7.8-percent growth rate,” Vince Matteo, chamber president and CEO, said. “The numbers are obvious. The driving rate is the Marcellus Shale.” Williamsport became the seventh fastest growing metropolitan area in the country in 2010, according to figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The economic growth ranking […]

Marcellus Multiplier in Action: Pa. Small Businesses Learn About Marcellus Supply Chain Opportunities

“Local business owners taking advantage of Marcellus Shale” Canonsburg, Pa. – As responsible Marcellus Shale natural gas development continues to expand across the commonwealth, so too are the opportunities for Pennsylvania-based businesses and workers. That was the topic of discussion at two events held yesterday in Johnstown and La Plume, Pa., where more than 275 […]

Sunbury Daily Item: Pilot program fits bill; SUN Tech trains workers for gas industry

By Evamarie Socha “A high school diploma and a real good work ethic are about what you need to get hired in an entry-level job up there” NEW BERLIN — Dennis Hain believes in learning a trade, then being able to find a job in that trade. As director of SUN Area Technical Institute, he […]

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 […]

WOWK-TV: Report: Pittsburgh, Surrounding Region at Center of New Energy Economy

Shale gas could offset imported oil and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs for region. Pittsburgh and a surrounding region that includes West Virginia and parts of Ohio may be at the epicenter of the nation’s new energy economy. The region’s proximity to shale gas reserves, coupled with its access to a assets such […]

FoxNews.com column: Let the U.S. Oil and Gas Industry Create New Jobs

By Bobby Ryan Published August 10, 2011 | FoxNews.com In recent days, the markets have signaled concern about the economy.  Amid disappointing employment figures and lagging economic indicators, consumers, investors and businesses are searching for some bright spot in the market. The oil and gas industry, which has consistently shown strength during this lengthy economic […]

Scranton Times-Tribune: Toomey talks shale in Wyoming County

BY JOSH MROZINSKI and ROBERT L. BAKER U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey on Monday said he is introducing legislation in September to repeal a federal mandate that requires municipalities and states to replace road signs. The congressman announced his plans after meeting with local officials at Scranton City Hall the same day he met with business […]

What They’re Saying: Shale Development Creating Jobs, Economic Growth That “Long Has Been Considered Unthinkable”

Responsible shale development providing a “boost to a long depressed region” “Gas industry provides positive progress for Pa.” “There are tremendous economic benefits to everyone … It stimulates the economy” “Left for Extinct, a Steel Plant Rises in Ohio”: On the edge of the Mahoning River, where once stood dozens of blast furnaces, more than […]

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 […]

Charleston Daily Mail editorial: W.Va. should welcome Marcellus Shale action

If there is no significant harm to the environment, hostility is silly Wednesday July 27, 2011 The Wall Street Journal wrote tellingly Tuesday of the differences between two other Marcellus shale states, Pennsylvania and New York, which it called “a case study in one state embracing economic opportunity, while the other has let environmental politics […]

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 […]

New Report Shows Enormous Potential for Marcellus Development in NY

More than “$11.4 billion in economic output”, tens of thousands of much-needed jobs Canonsburg, Pa. – The environmentally responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s clean-burning American natural gas resources continues to have a transformative economic impact across the regions: tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, hundreds of millions in tax revenues, and billions in economic […]

By The Numbers: The Mighty Marcellus Continues to Fuel Job Creation

New Pa. Govt. Data Shows The Rate of Marcellus Job Creation “Is Accelerating”; Employment Up 1300% In N. Tier Canonsburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry – like a host of news outlets across the region and the nation – continues to keep a watchful eye on the powerful job creation engine […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale “An Opportunity to Revolutionize Energy Policy”

Pa. Small Business Owner: “It’s the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” Marcellus-Producing Regions Have Unemployment Rates “That Are the Envy of the Rest of the State and Nation” “There’s Excitement in Western Pennsylvania Again”; “A Generational Play” “Locals Cash in on Pennsylvania’s Natural Gas Boom”: The early payoff from the energy boom is […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Putting Pennsylvanians to Work, “Opportunities Are Plentiful, Enduring”

“Thanks to the booming gas industry in Pennsylvania’s northern tier, Pittston-based construction company Linde Corp. plans to make hundreds of new hires in the next 18 months” “Career options in our region are expanding mightily due to Marcellus shale development … Clearly, Marcellus shale exploration and development is an industry that is growing rapidly, so […]

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 […]

Marcellus shale boom offers Alle-Kiski Valley job opportunities

By Rossilynne Skena, Valley News Dispatch Sunday, March 27, 2011 Kurtis Fish is only 20 years old and he’s already making $80,000 per year. Same goes for his 24-year-old brother, Ronald Severin. The brothers, who completed a Marcellus shale training gas well drilling program at Westmoreland County Community College in September, work as chainhands on […]

Aquatech’s portable, on-site system could revolutionize water treatment at gas wells

By Michael Bradwell, Business editor Observer-Reporter CANONSBURG – Aquatech International will field test a portable water treatment system this week at an area natural gas well site that, if all goes as planned, could drastically reduce water consumption and truck traffic while providing recycled distilled water at Marcellus Shale drilling sites across Southwestern Pennsylvania. If […]

Penn State Study: State, Local Tax Revenues Soar in PA’s Marcellus Shale Counties

PSU Cooperative Extension: “In counties with ten or more Marcellus wells…tax income increased 325.3 percent” Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Education Team at Penn State University’s Cooperative Extension recently issued a comprehensive analysis highlighting the positive and growing tax revenues being generated throughout the Commonwealth tied directly to the responsible development of clean-burning, homegrown natural gas. […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Helping Small Businesses Reach “The American Dream”

Clean-Burning Marcellus Natural Gas Helping Small Businesses Reach “The American Dream”: Fred Raco is living proof that hard work plays a big role in reaching the American dream. … Raco is negotiating to purchase and refurbish a new facility in Richland Township, giving him three times more space than the city site. “We’re really gearing […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Multiplier is Putting Pennsylvania Back to Work, is a “Tsunami of Economic Opportunity”

“The Marcellus Shale represents a transformational opportunity for the commonwealth” “This is a huge game changer for Pennsylvania” “The real opportunity… is in the supply chain” “The numbers are big, gigantic… In 2008, the industry brought $3.2 billion into Pennsylvania” in the form of royalty payments “Vets find a buddy in gas industry”: “Today, we […]

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 […]