MSC’s Klaber Provides Marcellus Update on E&E TV

Could a state-by-state approach to hydraulic fracturing regulation put certain shale plays at a disadvantage? During today’s OnPoint, Kathryn Klaber, CEO of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, discusses the latest on the future of regulations, the LNG exports debate, and the dynamic between industry competitors. Klaber also explains how tax reform discussions could negatively impact the […]

E&E News: ‘All of the Above’ Outreach Fuels Powerhouse Gas Coalition’s Rapid Growth

Pamela King, E&E reporter PITTSBURGH – For companies looking to break into the natural gas business here, a Marcellus Shale Coalition membership is key. Four years ago, MSC was little more than an informal umbrella over a smattering of energy companies exploring the Marcellus Shale’s potential to yield natural gas. Today, the industry group is […]

MSC’s Kathryn Klaber in the Beaver Co. Times: Natural Gas “Enhancing Air Quality”

A recent story (“Report says Beaver County can breathe a little easier,” April 24) underscored the important fact that our region’s air quality is improving sharply, according to a new American Lung Association report. This is great news for every Pennsylvanian. However, the story failed to inform your readers of the key and growing role […]

MSC’s Kathryn Klaber Lays out Natural Gas Facts in Delaware Co. Times

It was disappointing to read a recent editorial (“Pa. slacking when it comes to fracking,” April 14), which relied deeply on hyperbole rather than facts about safe, job-creating natural gas development in Pennsylvania. To be sure, in just two years since the bipartisan natural gas impact fee was enacted into law, more than $400 million […]

Philadelphia Tribune: Marcellus Shale Coalition Chief Touts Potential, Prosperity

Written by Larry Miller Kathryn Klaber, CEO of the Marcellus Shale Coalition said the development of the resources will bring a new level of prosperity to Pennsylvania – a state which like so many others – has been hit hard by economic down turns. The Marcellus Shale formation is a vast reservoir of natural gas […]

Beaver Co. Times: Marcellus Shale Coalition Releases Video on Methane

The Marcellus Shale Coalition, an industry group, released a new informational video this week called “Methane: An Element of Nature.” The video touches on the science and geology associated with methane, as well as regulations and practices taken by natural gas operators in relation to methane. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, methane is the […]

MSC Participates in 97th Annual Pa. Farm Show

Harrisburg, Pa. – This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and dozens of natural gas industry employees participated in the 97th annual Pennsylvania Farm Show, the region’s largest and most diverse agricultural expo hosted each year at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex. In partnership with MSC member companies, the organization’s booth provided farmers and others […]

MSC Announces Committee Leadership for 2013

22 Member Companies Represented Across 20 Diverse Panels Pittsburgh, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) Chair David J. Spigelmyer today announced the 40 men and women elected by the MSC’s Board of Directors to lead the organization’s committees and subcommittees in 2013.  The 20 panels – comprised by professionals from MSC member companies – take […]

US News & World Report – An Energy Lifeline: Fracking a Game-Changer for U.S. Economy

The natural gas boom in the United States could change the global energy picture — and life for the people of southwestern Pennsylvania in particular By Meg Handley MSC president Kathryn Klaber: Natural gas is “a world-class resource” WASHINGTON COUNTY, PA.—Driving along the narrow roads of southwest Pennsylvania through the hamlet of West Middletown, you […]

MSC Releases Recommended Practices for Motor Vehicle Safety

Pittsburgh, PA – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a Recommended Practices focused on Motor Vehicle Safety. The fifth in a series of such guidance documents, this Recommended Practice builds upon the ongoing MSC-sponsored Transportation Safety Day and Flagger Training seminars, which provide hands-on training for motor carriers, drivers, and others working in the […]

MSC president in Philadelphia Inquirer: Marcellus Shale transforming Pa.

Marcellus Find Transforms Pa. By Kathryn Z. Klaber “More jobs, economic activity, tax revenue, and domestic energy. Better air quality. Lower electricity and heating costs. This historic transformation is happening before our eyes.” Philadelphia’s access to key waterways and markets – bolstered by the commonwealth’s rich natural resources – has long positioned Southeastern Pennsylvania as […]

MSC’s Klaber to President Obama in the Tribune-Review: “Let’s Continue to Get This Historic Opportunity Right”

Common Goals As President Obama travels the commonwealth this week, we’re reminded of his fact-based remarks about safe natural gas development. In his January State of the Union address, the president underscored the fact that “natural gas will create jobs…proving that we don’t have to choose between our environment and our economy.” The president’s top […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Remarks Before the U.S. EPA

Remarks of the Marcellus Shale Coalition Before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regarding Proposed Rules for the Oil and Natural Gas Sector: New Source Performance Standards and National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Reviews

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 […]

MSC in the Times-Leader: Gas industry provides positive progress for Pa.

It was terribly disappointing to read the editorial “Gas firms harmed by blowing hot air” (July 27) in which the newspaper lodged attacks on an industry that’s fueling Pennsylvania’s economic and energy future. While we respect and welcome a healthy public dialogue, this editorial – repeatedly referring to Pennsylvanians who work in our industry 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 […]

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 letter to Governor Christie

Read the letter sent to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on July 14, 2011.

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 Presentation before the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

by Kathryn Z. Klaber President and Executive Director Marcellus Shale Coalition May 20, 2011

MSC, Industry Visionaries Honored at Pittsburgh Business Times Energy Leadership Awards

Canonsburg, PA – Recognizing “two organizations and seven individuals – who played a key role in shaping western Pennsylvania’s energy industry,” the Pittsburgh Business Times (PBT) held its inaugural Energy Leadership Awards last night, attracting community and business leaders from across the region. In addition to recognizing the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) as the “official […]

Sunday Sit-Down: Kathryn Klaber

Wheeling News-Register Marcellus Shale has become a household term over the past year. The formation is said to hold more than 50 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas, and companies are very interested in finding and extracting those pockets of gas. In your opinion, what does the Marcellus Shale gas find mean to the […]

MSC Actively Addressing Bromide Issue, Supports DEP Guidance

Canonsburg, PA – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is actively working to reduce the amount of water taken to surface discharge facilities and is crafting solutions to address the issue of bromides entering waterways. When present with organic matter and chlorine – commonly used to at drinking water plants – brominated species of trihalomethanes (THMs) […]

MSC Study Adds Momentum to Nationwide Drive for Natural Gas Vehicles

NGV Roadmap Sets Strategy for More Economic and Environmental Benefits, Greater Energy Security Canonsburg, PA – In Harrisburg, Washington, DC, and across the country, policymakers and other key stakeholders are engaged in an ongoing conversation about expanding the use of low-cost, clean-burning natural gas – specifically through consumer and commercial natural gas vehicles (NGVs).  Last […]

Industry head wants policy to follow natural gas promise

By Michael Bradwell Washington Observer-Reporter 4/2/2011 CANONSBURG – The head of the Marcellus Shale Coalition said Thursday she is pleased to see President Obama include natural gas as part of a national energy strategy. But Kathryn Klaber, executive director of the 2-year-old industry group that represents about 180 companies working in the shale strata said […]

MSC: New, Fact-Based DEP Water Results “Encouraging”

Leading industry group announces $100k fund to heighten water monitoring, establishment of Energy Research Collaborative Canonsburg, PA – As the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) unveiled a sweeping set of water quality monitoring results from November through December of 2010 associated with Marcellus Shale development across the Commonwealth, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today […]

MSC Receives “Impact Industry of the Year” Honors from Junior Achievement of Western PA

Canonsburg, PA – At the 23rd Annual Junior Achievement (JA) of Western Pennsylvania Spirit of Enterprise Dinner and Awards Ceremony this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) received the prestigious “Impact Industry of the Year” award for its commitment to furthering the ideals and principles of the education-focused, non-profit organization. Past award recipients include CONSOL […]

MSC Statement on Philadelphia City Council Marcellus Shale Joint Committee Report

Canonsburg, Pa. – Earlier today, the Philadelphia City Council endorsed an outright ban on responsible shale gas development along the Delaware River Basin, based on a joint council committee ‘report’. As part of today’s misguided vote, the council also directed the Philadelphia Gas Works to abstain from purchasing affordable, clean-burning natural gas from the Marcellus Shale, […]

The Whole Story: Fact-Checking Reuters’ Latest Story on Philadelphia Natural Gas

Canonsburg, Pa. – Following up on the release of a news story by Reuters stringer Jon Hurdle this week indicating the city of Philadelphia’s intention to “refuse to buy natural gas obtained by the controversial method of hydraulic fracturing,” Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement and collection of supporting facts that, taken together, provide a […]

MSC Statement on Pittsburgh City Council Vote to Ban Job-Creating, Responsible Shale Gas Development

Canonsburg, PA – Following a vote today by the Pittsburgh City Council to deny private property and mineral owners their right to responsibly produce clean-burning natural gas resources within the city’s limit, Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), issued this statement: “Today’s city council vote delivered an expected, yet […]

MSC Statement on New PADEP Online Reporting, Air Quality Analysis

Canonsburg, PA – This week, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched its “Oil and Gas Electronic Reporting website – a first-of-its-kind tool that provides the public with greater insight into oil and gas operations across the state,” with a focus on making “the activities of drilling companies and their business partners more transparent.” […]

What They’re Saying: MSC on the Road, Shale Gas Industry Continues to Bring Hope to Rural Communities

It’s been another busy, fact-packed, job-creating week for the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC). From meetings with Luzerne County landowners, to a grand opening of a Westmoreland County facility, the MSC continues to engage and help educate key stakeholders, various coalitions, small businesses and folks just looking for an opportunity to join our industry’s efforts in […]

MSC Statement on Ongoing Legislative Developments in Harrisburg

“We’re regretful that there wasn’t closure brought toward achieving commonsense legislative initiatives“ Canonsburg, PA – As the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s legislative session draws to a close, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president and executive director Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding the months of good-faith, broad-based discussions that the industry continues to participate in with […]

MSC: Transportation Safety Day in State College “A Huge Success”

Natural gas industry committed to safety on the roads, communities in which we operate Canonsburg, PA – At a day-long seminar yesterday in State College, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), in collaboration with the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Public Utility Commission (PUC) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), hosted […]

Marcellus Shale Players Make Promise To Pennsylvanians

Marcellus Shale Coalition WBGH-TV/ Wednesday, October 6, 2010 The economic, energy security and environmental benefits associated with the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s clean-burning, abundant natural gas reserves represents a historic opportunity for the region and for the nation. And it’s an opportunity that must be done right. To further reinforce the industry’s promise […]

A ‘Commitment to the Community’: “Marcellus Shale Players Make Promise To Pennsylvanians”

Canonsburg, Pa. – The economic, energy security and environmental benefits associated with the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s clean-burning, abundant natural gas reserves represents a historic opportunity for the region and for the nation. And it’s an opportunity that must be done right. To further reinforce the industry’s promise the region, the communities where […]

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 […]

Competitive Tax Structure Imperative to Keep PA’s Economy, Workforce Ahead of Curve

As State House Readies Massive New Tax on Shale Gas Job Creators, Leaders Must Consider Host of Unintended Consequences Canonsburg, Pa. – The responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s clean-burning, homegrown natural gas reserves represents a historic opportunity to revitalize Pennsylvania’s economy by growing its workforce, all while strengthening our nation’s energy security and improving […]

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 […]

Misguided Marcellus Shale tax would cost Pennsylvania

Kathryn Z. Klaber The Patriot-News Sunday, September 26, 2010 “Our focus must be on getting this opportunity right. To make certain that Pennsylvania’s economy and workforce remain ahead of the curve in the increasingly competitive global economy requires common-sense solutions that encourage capital investment in the commonwealth.” Pennsylvania’s prosperity has long been a function of […]

On the Radio: MSC Talks About Responsible Marcellus Development on Susquehanna Valley Airwaves

MSC president: “It’s important for listeners to understand more and more about this industry, and really get the facts, because this has been done safely for years and years.” MSC president: “The Safe Drinking Water Act never was the venue for which we regulated hydraulic fracturing processes in this country. It’s regulated by the states, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marcellus Shale Coalition Unveils New, Interactive Online Headquarters 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 […]