‘Shale Gale’ Reshaping America’s Energy and Economic Landscape

‘Shale Gale’ Reshaping America’s Energy and Economic Landscape America’s ongoing shale revolution “has transformed the overall U.S. energy industry, shifted company strategies, and dramatically changed global energy markets” while delivering unprecedented economic and environmental benefits, according to a major new report from global business analyst IHS Markit. The opportunity for greater positive impacts will only […]

Pa. Natural Gas Production Shatters Another Record

Pennsylvania’s natural gas production broke another record, exceeding 4 trillion cubic feet of clean-burning energy in 2014, according to new state data. That number – nearly 1 trillion cubic feet more than 2013 – represents more than a quarter of the nation’s total natural gas production. With domestic energy production levels on the rise, Mark […]

Marcellus Offers “Transformational” Opportunities for our Region, Nation

The U.S. is now the World’s largest producer of natural gas, and America’s “most incredible natural gas play” – the Marcellus – is leading the way. What comes with that title is an overwhelmingly positive wave of benefits to consumers, small businesses, local economies, the manufacturing sector and our environment. One of those benefits, the […]

Cleaner, Greener, and Tastier; NYC Unveils First CNG-Powered Pizza Truck!

Step aside New York City fashion week – there’s a new global trend making its way through town! Yesterday,Neapolitan Express unveiled a brand new food truck, uniquely combining fresh ingredients and the use of clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) to as its power source. Lower fuel costs, fewer emissions, and a cleaner environment are just a […]

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. […]

In State of the Union Address, President Obama Touts Natural 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 […]

What They’re Saying: American Natural Gas an “Economic Godsend”

Safe Shale Development Generating Billions in Royalties for Farmers Pittsburgh, Pa. – As more abundant supplies of clean-burning natural gas continue to be safely produced from the Marcellus Shale, American consumers – who rank energy costs as their top concern economic concern, according to a national Gallup poll released last week – are realizing enormous […]

What They Are Saying About Safe, Job-Creating American Natural Gas Production

Pittsburgh, PA. ­– More jobs, a stronger competitive edge for America in the global economy, and strengthened national energy security. These are among the many clear and undeniable benefits associated with the responsible development of clean-burning American natural gas, which is Powering an American Renaissance. And here’s what they’re saying: BROAD-BASED ECONOMIC BENEFITS TIED TO […]

America’s New Energy Future: The Unconventional Oil and Gas Revolution and the US Economy (IHS)

Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles Gaining Steam

Pa. Rep. Saylor Receives National Recognition for CNG Leadership As this year’s presidential election has come to close, and the political season passes, now is the time for our elected officials to come together and work collectively towards common sense solutions toward meeting our nation’s growing challenges — job creation and energy security, chief among […]

NBC Sports Network: Marcellus Shale Coalition 3 Rivers Challenge

Philadelphia: The City of Brotherly, and Clean Energy, Love

Last week, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) hosted a forum in Philadelphia aimed at examining a host of issues surrounding the expanded use of alternative fuel vehicles, including compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) technologies. Without question, Pennsylvania – and the greater Philadelphia region specifically – is well-positioned to leverage the Marcellus […]

Bloomberg: US Consumer Savings Tied to Natural Gas Could Hit $113 billion by 2015

FLASHBACK: Then-Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in 2003: “We are not apt to return to earlier periods of relative abundance and low prices anytime soon. … Increased marginal supplies from abroad, while likely to notably damp the levels and volatility of American natural gas prices, would expose us to possibly insecure sources of foreign supply, […]

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 […]

MSC Hits Membership Milestone, Tops 200 Companies

New Executive Committee Member Elected Canonsburg, PA – This week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) welcomed its 200th member, passing a significant organizational milestone. Current MSC membership stands at 40 full members and 161 associate members, respectively. Full members are exploration and production companies and midstream/pipeline operators, while associate members — the backbone of the […]

MSC Presentation before the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

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

What They’re Saying About The “Friends of Marcellus” Rally

Canonsburg, PA – At a rally in Harrisburg yesterday, the men and women of Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry demonstrated a unified voice and commitment to the responsible development of natural gas, job creation, energy security and environmental protection. New industry information shows that more than seven out of every ten Marcellus jobs are held by […]

Just The Facts: Marcellus Shale Has Generated “More Than $1 Billion in State Taxes Since 2006”

Canonsburg, Pa. – The myth that those developing Marcellus Shale natural gas resources are not paying taxes just became even more difficult to peddle by those opposed to responsible, job-creating energy production in the Commonwealth. In fact, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, the Marcellus Shale has been, and continues to be, a major […]

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 […]

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) […]

Wheeling News-Register Editorial: “Keep Drilling Rigs at Work”

http://www.news-register.net/page/content.detail/id/553796/Keep-Drilling-Rigs-at-Work.html?nav=511 Keep Drilling Rigs at Work April 6, 2011 By The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register “Moratoriums such as New York’s make no sense in view of the gas drilling industry’s environmental record. We are aware of no serious, proven environmental problems with Marcellus Shale wells. … Americans need all the help we can get with […]

Gov. Ridge Urges President Obama to Highlight Clear Benefits of American Natural Gas in Upcoming Visit to the Commonwealth

Extends Open Invitation for the President to Visit a Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Production Site Canonsburg, PA – Tomorrow, President Obama is scheduled to visit “a Bucks County wind-turbine plant,” as reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer. In a speech last week, the president said this about American natural gas production from shale formations, such as […]

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 About Responsible Shale Gas Development: MSC’s Guiding Principles In Action

In a recent series of policy discussions, former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge underscored the commitment of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) to a set of principles guiding the historic natural gas development in the region.  Noting that “we have one chance to do it right,” Gov. Ridge spoke to stakeholders at Carnegie Mellon University and […]

Westland Branch Redux: A Story 25 Years in the Making

Montour Trail-Letter January-February 2011 In the tear-it-down, throw-it-away society we live in today, many of us who witnessed the restructuring, downsizing and abandonments that Pittsburgh area railroads have undergone over the past 30 years never imagined that the former Westland Branch of the Montour Railroad could rise phoenix-like from the ashes and become an operating […]

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 […]

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.” […]

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/Newschannel34.com 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 […]

New Lycoming College Poll: “Public opinion is largely supportive of the development of Marcellus Shale”

Canonsburg, Pa. – A new Lycoming College poll released today finds that “public opinion is largely supportive of the development of Marcellus Shale” in central and northeastern Pennsylvania, a region that is experiencing significant natural gas activity and production. Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC), issued this statement following […]

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 […]