Top U.S. Intelligence Officials: Natural Gas Key to American Security, Job Growth

Last week, yet another study — available in full here — was released underscoring the global impact of clean-burning, job-creating American natural gas. The report, titled Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds, was prepared by the National Intelligence Council of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODMI). The comprehensive ODMI study identifies key economic influencers, […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale “a Game-Changer on a Global Scale”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The clear, undeniable economic, environmental and energy security benefits associated with the safe development of clean-burning natural gas continue to be realized across Appalachia, the United States and as well as overseas. Here’s what they’re saying about the responsible development of job-creating shale gas, which is Powering an American Renaissance: NATURAL GAS […]

New MIT Study Reinforces Environmental Effectiveness of Natural Gas Development

This week, yet another study was released underscoring the environmental effectiveness of onshore natural gas production specific to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). While some detractors of safe, tightly-regulated American natural gas development continue to lodge unfounded claims about this process — based on shoddy, widely panned data — the facts continue to speak for themself. […]

What They’re Saying: Natural Gas Creating “Significant” Environmental Benefits, Sparking “a Manufacturing Renaissance”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The clear, undeniable environmental and economic benefits tied to the safe development of clean-burning American natural gas continue to cascade across our region – as well as throughout local, national and international news outlets. Here’s what they’re saying about the responsible development of job-creating shale gas, which is Powering an American Renaissance: […]

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 […]

ICYMI: Shale Gas “Firing up an Old-Fashioned American Industrial Revival,” “Saving U.S. Consumers Billions”

TD Report: Growth in Shale Gas Saving U.S. Consumers Billions By Lauren Krugel, Canadian Press November 15, 2012 Growing U.S. shale gas output means billions in cost savings for residential and industrial consumers, according to a report by TD Bank released Thursday. Technological advances have unlocked enormous supplies of natural gas from rock formations across […]

Phila. Inq.: Community College of Philadelphia to start a training program for Marcellus Shale jobs

Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer Last year, officials from Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor and Industry were talking with representatives of Community College of Philadelphia about emerging areas in the job market. Labor Secretary Julia K. Hearthway said the conversation quickly turned to energy. State researchers believed the economic benefits of Marcellus Shale natural gas development […]

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 — […]

MSC Statement on the Presidential Election

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Z. Klaber issued the following statement congratulating President Barack Obama on his re-election: “We congratulate President Obama on his re-election and look forward to continuing to work with his administration over the next four years on issues related to American natural gas, a powerful engine of […]

Just The Facts: “Outspoken Opponent” of Marcellus Shale Continues Misinformation Campaign

Pittsburgh, Pa. – State representative Jesse White – an “outspoken opponent” of safe, tightly-regulated, clean-burning American natural gas development – has doubled-down on his misguided public relations efforts. In his latest salvo, Mr. White claims that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) “developed a specialized computer-code system to manipulate the test results for residents […]

Global Eyes Remain on Pa.’s Mighty Marcellus Shale

The safe, tightly-regulated development of Pennsylvania’s job-creating natural gas resources from the Marcellus Shale continues to have a global reach. In fact, following last week’s front-page Wall Street Journal story about the positive impact Marcellus Shale natural gas development continues to have on our region’s manufacturing base, the UK’s Daily Telegraph newspaper details how America’s […]

Oil & Gas Journal: Helping Marcellus Communities

Marcellus Shale Coalition Pres. Kathryn Klaber said it further underscores that Marcellus production “is positively impacting every square inch of the commonwealth.” She said, “These critical resources will help ensure that local governments are equipped to make the most of this historic opportunity.” By Nick Snow, Washington Editor Pennsylvania’s impact fees have raised more than […]

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 […]

What They’re Saying: American “Natural Gas Gives New Hope to the Rust Belt”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As more American natural gas is safely produced here at home, our region’s economy and nation’s energy security and global competiveness continues to get stronger by the day. From a geopolitical perspective, as the Wall Street Journal reports, “Russia had designs on accessing the North American natural-gas market until rising U.S. shale-gas […]

Marcellus Shale Reserves Continue to Grow, Helping to “Power an American Renaissance”

Over the weekend, the Associated Press took a detailed look at new data and research available related to the Marcellus Shale, “the biggest natural gas field in the country.” This from the AP story under the headline “Reports: Marcellus reserves larger than expected”: One of the reports adds that the Marcellus reserves that lie below […]

The Marcellus Shale: Powering an American Renaissance

What Newspapers Are Saying About Clean-Burning Natural Gas

Over the past few days, newspapers from across the region, and the world, have underscored the clear and undeniable economic and environmental benefits associated with the safe development of clean-burning natural gas. Here’s what they’re saying: Bloomberg: The U.S. has almost three times as much recoverable natural gas as the government estimates, enough to place […]

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 […]

What They’re Saying: The United States “Shale Overcome”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Through the safe, tightly-regulated development of America’s abundant natural gas resources, major shifts – both nationally and internationally – are taking place. These positive changes – ranging from strengthened American energy security, economic competitiveness and significant consumer savings – cannot be denied. Most importantly, this critical progress is taking place all while […]

New Marcellus Shale Fee “Yields Higher-Than-Expected Revenue”

This week, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) released impact fee revenue generated from unconventional natural gas wells through December 2011, exceeding projections by almost $25 million. The nearly $206 million in new revenue, as laid out in Act 13, is directed to the commonwealth and the 37 counties and nearly 1,500 municipalities where natural […]

What The Presidential Campaigns Are Saying About American Natural Gas

With only 61 days until the upcoming presidential election, voters across America are sharpening their focus on President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney’s campaigns, their policies, and respective visions for our nation’s future. Despite the many differences, both candidates and their parties are touting the key role that America’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas resources […]

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 […]

National Experts: Shale Gas Key to America’s Transportation Future

A recent draft report issued by the National Petroleum Council (NPC) suggests that natural gas from shale formations can and will continue to play a critical role in our nation’s transportation future. According to the report — available in full here — “the potential for a long-term and low-cost domestic supply of natural gas, supported […]

What They’re Saying: American Natural Gas Drives “Economic Growth and Prosperity”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – It’s difficult to go an entire day – or hour – without a reminder of the economic difficulties facing America, especially for the millions looking for work. This week, the Associated Press reports that “As U.S. hiring has declined, so has consumer and business confidence.” The Associated Press also recently reports that […]

The Geopolitics of Natural Gas (Harvard & Rice University Experts)

Some of the most dramatic energy developments of recent years have been in the realm of natural gas. Huge quantities of unconventional US shale gas are now commercially viable, changing the strategic picture for the United States by making it self-sufficient in natural gas for the foreseeable future.

Leveraging Marcellus Shale Natural Gas to Power Our Cars…and Rigs

There continues to be a great deal of national debate about how best to strengthen America’s energy security and provide consumers with more access to affordable energy while also identifying ways to protect our environment. Across the Appalachia, the Marcellus Shale continues to provide real solutions to all of these pressing challenges. Using more clean-burning […]

American Natural Gas Breathing New Life Into Philly Refineries

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Clean-burning natural gas is the lifeblood for manufacturing, especially for the U.S. chemical and refinery industries. According to the American Chemistry Council, “nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. are directly employed in the chemistry industry,” and “for every job created in the business of chemistry, 5.5 jobs are created in other sectors.” […]

What They’re Saying: American Natural Gas Benefits “Cannot Be Denied”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The American economy continues to limp along, as “unemployment rates rose in 18 U.S. states in May, the most in nine months,” according to the USA Today. And while there’s no denying the very real challenges our nation’s economy faces, there’s also no denying the benefits tied to the safe, responsible development […]

From Pa. and Across the Country, Newspaper Editorials Tout American Natural Gas

Job-Creating Marcellus Shale Continues to Fuel Economic Growth, Strengthen U.S. Competitiveness Canonsburg, PA – Expanding America’s manufacturing base, creating good-paying jobs for returning veterans, developing supply chain-related opportunities for small businesses, strengthening U.S. security and competitiveness, adhering to environmental stewardship. These are just some of the benefits tied directly to the responsible development of clean-burning […]

What They’re Saying: Natural Gas “Offering a Beacon of Hope” for America’s Future

“There is an industry offering a beacon of hope, and it could soon serve as the tipping point that gets America back to work: natural gas” President Clinton: “America needs to end its ‘ambivalence’ about natural gas” “Shale could be responsible for the resurgence of the U.S. as an economic superpower” Canonsburg, Pa. – Economically […]

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, […]

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 […]

Inaugural Shale Gas Insight Conference Highlights National Security, Economic, Environmental Benefits of Natural Gas

Canonsburg, Pa. – Last week, more than 1,600 participants – including the nation’s top energy and industrial leaders, legal and environmental professionals, as well as small business owners and entrepreneurs – gathered in Philadelphia for the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) inaugural Shale Gas Insight conference, which garnered coverage from dozens of media outlets. As the […]

MSC Statement on NJ Gov. Christie’s One-Year Hydraulic Fracturing Moratorium

FLASHBACK: Christie Pulls New Jersey From 10-State Climate Initiative “because [state] is relying more on natural gas…to fill its energy needs” (5/26/11) Canonsburg, PA – Marcellus Shale Coalition president and executive director Kathryn Z. Klaber issued the following statement regarding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to enact a one-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing: “Our […]

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 […]

Associated Press: USGS boosts amount of Marcellus Shale gas reserves

By KEVIN BEGOS PITTSBURGH — The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday that the Marcellus Shale region contains some 84 trillion cubic feet of undiscovered, recoverable natural gas, far more than thought nearly a decade ago. Tuesday’s figure is much higher than the last government assessment in 2002, which suggested about 2 trillion cubic feet of […]

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 […]

MSC Statement on Dept. of Energy Panel’s Shale Gas Recommendations

Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, after several months of hearings and public input, a U.S. Department of Energy panel released a set of “consensus-based” recommendations regarding the shale gas development process. Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, issued the following statement: “Taken together, these fact-based recommendations represent yet another key step […]

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 […]

Press & Sun-Bulletin: Drillers target three counties in Southern Tier

Steve Reilly BINGHAMTON — A portion of the Southern Tier stretching from Binghamton west to Elmira is likely to be the bull’s-eye when natural gas drillers target New York’s portion of the Marcellus Shale, according to experts in shale geology. Terry Engelder and Gary Lash, geologists whose calculations have been credited with helping spur the […]

Investor’s Business Daily editorial: Grow Our Way Out

Energy Policy: A new study documents a mini-boom caused by the development of the Marcellus Shale formations in Pennsylvania, creating jobs and revenue. Maybe the second rule of holes is that when you’re in one, start drilling. While Washington unravels over hitting the debt ceiling, fretting over a stagnant economy, a shortage of revenues and […]

MSC op-ed in the Pittsburgh Business Times: Marcellus Shale commission recommendations a road map to getting it right

by Kathryn Z. Klaber Date: Friday, July 29, 2011 If Pennsylvania’s deep history has taught us anything, it’s that compromise is crucial, particularly in the public policy arena. Nearly 225 years ago in Philadelphia, the “Great Compromise of 1787” was struck during the Constitutional Convention, ensuring that all states — irrespective of population — had […]

Wheeling News-Register editorial: Don’t Cripple Gas Industry

July 29, 2011 The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register As usual, the Environmental Protection Agency says a new set of rules will eliminate pollution while saving consumers and industry money. We hope so. On Thursday, the EPA issued a proposal to regulate air pollution at oil and gas wells. Those using hydraulic fracturing to release gas […]

MSC Statement on Proposed EPA Air Regulations

Canonsburg, PA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a series of proposed air emission regulations surrounding the development of American natural gas and oil. The proposed regulations are a result of a “consent decree”, or settlement, stemming from a federal lawsuit brought forth by two groups – based in New Mexico 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 […]

Highlights From New Marcellus Shale Study: “Prolific Marcellus Could Soon Lead US in Natural Gas Production”

Canonsburg, PA – A new study released yesterday sheds light on the robust economic impact that the responsible development of clean-burning, American natural gas continues to have throughout the Commonwealth. Conducted by Penn State University researchers, the analysis underscores how far-reaching, genuine and sustained the growth is associated with Marcellus Shale natural gas production, particularly […]

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 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 […]