U.S. Natural Gas Exports “Spread Freedom Throughout the World”

Exports of abundant American natural gas can be a reliable solution to meeting Europe’s growing demand of the clean-burning fuel, testified academics, foreign policy experts and lawmakers during a U.S. Senate hearing last week. Over the past decade, the United States has emerged as the world’s top natural gas producer, thanks in large part to […]

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 […]

What They’re Saying About Clean-Burning American Natural Gas

The U.S. is on track to export more natural gas than it imports for the first time in 60 years, according to the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA). The administration credits America’s “abundant supply of shale gas” for the historic shift, noting that our nation’s resource base can support both growing domestic and international energy […]

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 […]

Shale: America’s Energy Advantage

A new Manhattan Institute for Policy Research report released this week, “Step on the Gas! How to Extend America’s Energy Advantage,” underscores the clear economic, geopolitical, and environmental benefits tied to job-creating shale development. According the independent, nonpartisan public policy research organization, America’s outdated energy policy is “ill equipped” to manage the new abundance of responsibly […]

Newspaper Editorials Tout American Natural Gas Benefits, Safety

From coast-to-coast, newspaper editorials continue to highlight the clear economic, environmental and national security benefits associated with safe shale development as well as the highly-regulated use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Here’s what other newspaper editorials are saying about America’s energy renaissance that’s creating tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, renewing our manufacturing sector’s potential […]

Fact-Checking Wolf Administration’s Higher Energy Tax Claims

Recently, a diverse coalition of organizations representing small- and medium-sized business as well as tens of thousands of hard-working families across various sectors of Pa.’s workforce urged Gov. Wolf and the legislature to pursue commonsense polices focused on strengthening our economy and growing jobs. Unfortunately, the response from Gov. Wolf and his political appointees was deeply […]

Higher Energy Taxes Would Stifle Pa. Growth

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Ten Reasons How New Energy Taxes Would “Squander a Tremendous Opportunity”

What do labor unions, local governments, small businesses, manufacturers and consumers have in common? They’re all benefiting from the generational opportunity of responsible shale development in Pennsylvania. What’s more, they also recognize that new energy taxes would jeopardize these shared gains and stifle job growth at a time when jobs are most needed. Here are […]

New CBO Report Highlights Shale’s Economic Benefits

This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) – a “strictly nonpartisan” agency that “conducts objective, impartial analysis” – issued a new report, “The Economic and Budgetary Effects of Producing Oil and Natural Gas From Shale,” detailing the clear national benefits tied to responsible shale development. According to CBO, American shale gas – which now represents […]

Clean, Abundant U.S. Natural Gas Continues to Break Records

This week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Natural Gas Annual report, reflecting the unquestionable benefits tied to the shale revolution well underway across America, including the fact that record amounts of natural gas were both produced and consumed across the nation and regionally. As we know, increased production and use of clean-burning […]

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 […]

MSC in Butler Eagle: New energy taxes will make Pa. less competitive

While the Oct. 7 editorial (Debate over natural gas exports is complicated) suggests the United States should go slow on strengthening energy security through expanding natural gas trade with our key allies around the world, these common sense policies are supported by the White House, congressional Democrats and Republicans, independent national security experts and economists […]

What They’re Saying: “America’s Economy is Cooking on Shale”

Safe, job-creating American shale development continues to be a win-win for Pennsylvania families, our communities and the environment as well as our wildlife population. And as record-breaking amounts of clean-burning natural gas are responsibly produced here at home – led by the Marcellus – our economy is growing stronger, gaining international attention and interest. This […]

Local Communities “Will Lose Out Immensely” With New Energy Taxes

At a recent event focused on state policies that may impact communities, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ assistant executive director, Elam Herr, was absolutely direct with local elected officials about the negative effects of new job-crushing energy taxes that are being considered. As reported by the Clearfield Progress, Mr. Herr “spoke first about a […]

Highlights From SHALE INSIGHT™ 2014

By all accounts, the fourth annual SHALE INSIGHT™ conference was a tremendous success this week. Hosted in Pittsburgh, Pa. for the first time, the event – which drew nearly 2,000 attendees – featured key energy experts, leading executives and other thought-leaders, who focused on a broad range of issues associated with responsible, job-creating shale development. […]

Marcellus Shale Production Yields “Game-Changing” Benefits

Now generating twenty percent of the nation’s natural gas supply, shale production in Pennsylvania is soaring to record levels, according to recent production reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Energy Information Administration. And we’re reaching these levels “with a lot of focus on making sure it gets done correctly,” said Marcellus […]

U.S. Energy Secretary Touts Job-Creating Marcellus Shale Benefits

Responsible American shale development continues to create enormous economic, environmental and national security benefits for our nation. From more jobs – even in New England – to strengthened competitiveness for American steel manufacturers, shale is an economic engine that is ensuring that we are no longer dangerously dependent on foreign nations to meet our growing […]

New BCG Study: Shale “Accelerating an American Manufacturing Renaissance”

Thanks to the safe development of clean-burning natural gas, manufacturing is coming roaring back in America. As President Obama has said, “We produce more natural gas than any country on Earth. … We’ve got to tap into this natural gas revolution that’s bringing energy costs down in this country, which means manufacturers now want to […]

#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 […]

MSC Lays Out the Facts in the Philadelphia Daily News

Will Bunch’s story fundamentally fails to provide your readers with critical facts about safe shale development. Despite the unfounded claims advanced in the story, this week, in announcing approval for a liquefied natural-gas export project in southern Maryland, the U.S. Department of Energy underscored this fact: “The development of U.S. natural-gas resources is having a […]

WSJ: Natural Gas “May be America’s Best Antipoverty Program”

In a must-read weekend editorial, the Wall Street Journal clearly and effectively articulates the facts about American shale development, its safety and the undeniable benefits associated with this historic opportunity. “One of the biggest benefits from fracking and other new drilling technologies,” the WSJ writes, “is often overlooked: the windfall to American consumers, especially the […]

“Marvelous Marcellus”: Positively Reshaping our Region

Responsible shale development is positively impacting small towns and big cities across Pennsylvania. These benefits – energy security, air quality, and economic development – are touted in two recent regional newspaper editorials. Here’s what they’re saying about tightly-regulated shale development, which is a blessing for Pennsylvania: Marcellus Shale “Living up to its Promise of a […]

MSC in Scranton Times-Tribune: Mr. President, Let’s Work Together

Editor: With President Obama visiting the region this week to talk about the economy, his positive remarks about safe natural gas development come immediately to mind. “We should strengthen our position as the top natural gas producer,” the president said in June, adding: “The bottom line is natural gas is creating jobs. It’s lowering many […]

What President Obama & His Administration Are Saying About American Natural Gas

This week, President Obama will travel to northeastern Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York State. The President, and his administration, recognize the clear benefits tied to the safe development of clean-burning American natural gas. We welcome the President, and Vice President Biden, to our region this week to see firsthand how Pennsylvania’s natural […]

Philadelphia Inquirer: Natural Gas Industry to Gov. Markell: “Move Forward”

Last November, Delaware Gov. Jack A. Markell was putting on the brakes when it came to natural gas development in the Delaware River Basin. Last month, he was extolling the virtues of natural gas at an event to celebrate the conversion of a coal-fired power plant in Dover to natural gas. And didn’t the natural […]

Built Ford Tough-And Powered By Clean Natural Gas

With sales rising nationwide for natural gas-powered vehicles, “Ford is expanding its lineup of vehicles for buyers who want to run on clean natural gas to include its bestseller, the F-150 pickup,” as the USA Today reports today. The savings and air quality-enhancing benefits associated with compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled vehicles are undeniable. In […]

MSC in New York Times: Methane Claims “Based on Flawed Research”

Anthony R. Ingraffea’s most recent attack on natural gas (“Gangplank to a Warm Future,” Op-Ed, July 29) is based on flawed research. As Mr. Ingraffea hangs onto his 2011 paper’s assertions about methane controls, science has emerged and passed him by. He conveniently does not mention the Environmental Protection Agency’s latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory, released in […]

Clean, American Natural Gas: Providing Local, National Benefits

The many uses of natural gas continue to benefit local Pennsylvanians as well as our economy – and environment – on a national scale. Job growth, environmental stewardship and community engagement are at the core of our industry’s Guiding Principles. And by nearly all accounts, these are commitments made and kept. Last week, in fact, […]

Planes & Automobiles: Consumers Continue to Benefit from Natural Gas

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Our region’s robust supply of clean-burning natural gas continues to play a key and growing role in Powering Pennsylvania’s Transportation Sector. This week, in fact, a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station and Marcellus Shale-related benefits for Pittsburgh International Airport made big headlines. CONSOL Energy’s partnership with Allegheny County to safely produce […]

Clean-Burning Natural Gas Powers America

Pittsburgh, Pa. – From more jobs and more affordable energy, to cleaner air, and strengthened national security, natural gas is positively impacting our daily lives and bolstering America’s economic and energy security outlook. And while huge amounts of natural gas continue to be safely produced, more investments are being made across the nation to leverage […]

Marcellus Shale Impact Revenues Provide Much-Needed Boost Across Pa.

Earlier this month, the Pa. Public Utility Commission (PUC) released “the disbursements to county and municipal governments under Act 13/Impact Fee,” a sum of $202.4 million, which is in addition to $1.8 billion paid in natural gas-related taxes and last year’s impact fees of more than $200 million. Here’s what they’re saying about how these […]

What They’re Saying About Natural Gas: “Local Resource, Providing Local Jobs, Contributing to the Local Economy”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Every day and all over the world, new voices are joining the conversation about the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas. From job creation to growth in the transportation sector and improved national security, this historic energy renaissance continues to evolve. Here’s what they’re saying: CREATING GOOD JOBS, BOOSTING COMMUNITIES Nearly […]

Safe Natural Gas Development Benefits Cascade Across Pa.

Yesterday, the Pa. Public Utility Commission (PUC) released “the disbursements to county and municipal governments under Act 13/Impact Fee,” a sum of $202.4 million, which is in addition to $1.8 billion paid in natural gas-related taxes and last year’s impact fees of more than $200 million. The impact fees – generated by the safe, job-creating […]

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 […]

New ACC Study: Natural Gas Advances Chemical Industry’s Competitiveness, Investments

This week, yet another study was released underscoring the far-reaching benefits of clean, abundant American natural gas. Authored by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the report examines how “Abundant supplies of shale gas have transformed America’s chemical industry from the world’s high-cost producer five years ago to among the world’s lowest-cost producers today.” The report, […]

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 […]

Shale Gas Goes Global, While Benefitting Local Economies

The safe development of clean-burning American natural gas, especially in Pennsylvania, is having a substantial and positive impact on our region’s economy, helping to create tens of thousands of good jobs at a time when they’re needed most. As the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports this week, “The growth of the energy sector throughout the [western Pa.] […]

Natural Gas Facts, Science Continue to Prevail

As more science-based natural gas research is brought forth – ranging from air and water quality to public health – it’s becoming increasingly clear that safe, tightly-regulated shale development is enhancing our environment as well as our economy. This week, in fact, new Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) research once again determines that natural […]

MSC Earth Day Statement: “Natural Gas Providing Tremendous Environmental Benefits”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) CEO Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding the 43rd annual Earth Day: “Earth Day not only serves as an important reminder that we must all make collective efforts to protect the environment in our daily lives, but also and perhaps most importantly that we have a societal […]

Natural Gas: Powering Pennsylvania’s Transportation Sector

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s abundant, clean-burning Marcellus Shale natural gas resources are laying the foundation for a manufacturing rebirth in the Commonwealth, creating tens of thousands of well-paying local jobs, enhancing air quality and lowering energy costs for consumers, all while generating much-needed tax and fee revenue for important investments, especially for our environment. At […]

Phila. Inq.: West Chester Firm Launches a Giant Drill Rig for Marcellus Work

“Schramm, and their world-class drilling rigs, is just one of the many shining examples of how businesses across the entire commonwealth, especially in Southeastern Pennsylvania, are capitalizing on natural gas opportunities,” said the coalition’s CEO Kathryn Klaber. Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer Schramm Inc., the West Chester drill rig manufacturer that had a moment of […]

By The Numbers: Natural Gas Powering America’s Economic Engine

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Earlier this week, President Obama’s nominee to be the next U.S. secretary of energy, Ernest Moniz, told Congress that “‘a stunning increase’ in production of domestic natural gas in recent years was nothing less than a ‘revolution’ that has led to reduced emissions of carbon dioxide,” as the Associated Press reports under […]

MSC Statement on Potential Gas Committee’s Updated Assessment

Appalachian basin up a staggering 147% Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) CEO Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding the Potential Gas Committee’s (PGC) latest biennial assessment of the nation’s natural gas resources, which was released today: “The safe development of America’s abundant natural gas resources is paving the way for long-term, sustained […]

Impact Fee Revenues Reaching Every Square Inch of Pa.

Pittsburgh, Pa. – On the heels of last week’s announcement by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) that a historic influx of revenue is flowing to counties and municipalities across the Commonwealth thanks to a new impact fee paid by natural gas producers, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and its member companies are continuing a […]

MSC Statement on 2012 Pa. Natural Gas Impact Fee Revenue

Fee Has Generated More Than $400 Million in Revenue Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition CEO Kathryn Klaber issued the following statement regarding the release of 2012 impact fee revenue data by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission: “This is more exciting news for the Commonwealth, with literally every Pennsylvanian benefiting from responsible Marcellus development, even […]

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

Natural Gas is Bringing “U.S. Manufacturing Back to Life”

Shuttered factories left for gone are reopening; companies are bringing operations back to America; and manufacturers are hiring locally, thanks in large part to clean-burning, safely-produced domestic natural gas. This industrial resurgence has been rightly termed a “a game changer” by economists, who note that America’s “manufacturing’s future is getting brighter,” as NPR reports yesterday […]

What They’re Saying: “Shale Gas is Transforming America’s Energy Future”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – There’s a “shale gas revolution” underway in America, as GE CEO Jeff Immelt underscored yesterday, leading to more affordable energy for consumers struggling with persistently high unemployment, more jobs here at home – especially in the manufacturing sector – and strengthened U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. And most importantly, this development is […]

What They’re Saying: Safe Natural Gas Development Advancing the American Dream

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As The Economist reports in a cover story series focused on American competitiveness, the safe development of domestic natural gas represents a “Deep sigh of relief” for our nation economically. For its part, the Marcellus Shale Coalition is reaching “out to the community” about the tremendous “potential and prosperity” associated with the […]