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 […]

Drilling Contractor Magazine – Environment and Drilling: It’s not one or the other

Industry building environmental stewardship into rigs, technologies, operations, enhancing emergency preparedness and public outreach By Joanne Liou, associate editor Recognizing industry’s relationship with and impact on the environment is cultivating a cultural shift as well as leading to more actions being taken, not only internally within the industry but externally in the public’s eye. Through […]

Natural Gas: A Unifying Issue for America

The safe development of job-creating American natural gas is without question Powering an American Renaissance. And while these associated benefits are clear, and support for clean-burning domestic natural gas is strong and growing stronger, so too is the sharp divide in public opinion on the major issues of the day – principally immigration reform, healthcare, […]

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 Releases Educational Video on Methane, Groundwater Protection

Pittsburgh, Pa. – A new informational video – Methane: An Element of Nature – released today by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) underscores the science and geology associated with methane migration, and more importantly, demonstrates the host of regulations and operational practices that natural gas producers take to address this issue. Shallow natural gas – […]

State of Key Pa. Rivers Growing Stronger Alongside Safe Natural Gas Production

Pittsburgh, Pa. – While there continues to be a great deal of public focus on the safe, effective and tightly-regulated development of clean-burning American natural gas, especially as it relates to protecting our water resources, the health of several key Pennsylvania rivers are strong – further demonstrating that natural gas development can, and must, be […]

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

By The Numbers: American Natural Gas Powering Our Future

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As the eastern seaboard emerges from yet another major snow storm, America continues to be blanketed by a storm of new jobs, revenue, opportunities, positive environmental benefits tied to the safe development of clean-burning natural gas. Global business leaders, like General Electric chief executive Jeff Immelt, recognize that shale gas development is […]

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 […]

Thanks to Natural Gas, American Manufacturing is Coming Roaring Back

Affordable, safely-produced domestic natural gas is not only luring manufacturers back to the U.S., but these abundant, clean-burning resources are also providing a much-needed competitive edge to manufacturers operating in America. This week, once again, several reports underscore these positive impacts, and the compounding industrial opportunities brought to the U.S. through the responsible development of […]

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

MSC Engages Public With Natural Gas Facts, Counters ‘Promised Land’

Pittsburgh, Pa. – With the movie Promised Land opening in theaters across the nation today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is launching a campaign in Pennsylvania theaters and on social media channels to respond to the work of fiction with real facts and responsible conversation around the issue of natural gas development. In theaters across […]

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 […]

Science, Public Opinion Continue to Mount in Favor of NY Marcellus Development

Despite the overwhelmingly clear evidence that clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale can be safely developed in New York, Gov. Anthony Cuomo unnecessarily continues to embrace a hurry-up-and-wait approach tantamount to a de facto moratorium. In fact, the New York Times reports today that “the state’s Health Department found in an analysis it […]

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 […]

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 — […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New IHS Study: American Shale Gas Boosting Job Creation

A new IHS study released yesterday focuses on the job-creating impact associated with the safe development of unconventional oil and natural gas in the United States. According the researchers, this tightly-regulated production supports more than 1.7 million U.S. jobs today, with that amount growing to a projected 3 million jobs by the end of the […]

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

Unconventional oil and gas activity is already revolutionizing America’s energy future and bringing enormous benefits to its economy. Unlocking unconventional energy will generate millions of jobs and billions in government receipts.

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 They’re Saying About Pa.’s Marcellus Shale Gas Impact Fees

Yesterday, Gov. Tom Corbett along with Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) officials announced the disbursements from the recently enacted bipartisan natural gas impact fee for local and county governments across the Commonwealth. On its website, PUC has a detailed breakdown of the disbursements. The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) issues this statement and MSC president Kathryn […]

MSC Issues Guidance on Responding to Stray Gas Incidents

Fourth in a series on recommended practices for responsible natural gas development Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) published its Recommended Practices for Responding to Stray Gas Incidents, the fourth in a series of such guidance documents. Stray gas – which can originate from various sources, including coal beds, oil and natural […]

MSC Statement on Impact Fee Disbursements to Pa. Counties, Municipalities

Nearly $109 Million in Natural Gas-Related Revenues Heading to Local Governments Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Kathryn Klaber issued this statement regarding today’s natural gas impact fee disbursement announcement made by Governor Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC): “The safe development of job-creating American natural gas continues to provide […]

Marcellus Shale Creating “New Economic Opportunity” for the Region

Earlier this week, a natural gas-fired power plant project in Bradford Co. received clearance to move forward from the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection. More on that announcement and the project, which will create 500 jobs, here. The Marcellus Shale natural gas-fired power plant – which “will be powerful enough to light up nearly 800,000 […]

Off And Running: Pa. Approves Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant

Pennsylvania consumers, and our region’s economy, received some very exciting news yesterday. The Pennsylvania “Department of Environmental Protection today issued an air quality plan approval to Moxie Liberty LLC of Vienna, Va., for construction of the first power plant in Pennsylvania to run on natural gas, including gas from the Marcellus Shale,” according to a […]

New PwC Study: Safe Development of U.S. Shale Gas Bolstering Manufacturing

A new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) study, released yesterday, highlights and further underscores the critical role that low-cost, clean-burning American natural gas continues to play in bolstering our nation’s manufacturing sector. Here are key excerpts from the PwC study, entitled “Shale gas: Reshaping the US chemicals industry”: In a recent PwC report on the potential impact of […]

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 […]

MSC’s Steve Forde in the Post-Gazette: The End Misinformation About Marcellus Drilling

Categorically false claims about the safe, tightly regulated development of job-creating American natural gas appeared in a recent story (“Let’s Talk About Art: Photography and the Marcellus Shale Drilling Debate,” Oct. 2). The suggestion that responsible natural gas development caused tap water to catch fire and that “the water was full of chemicals from a […]

Compressed Natural Gas Taking Root Across the U.S.

As more clean-burning American natural gas from the Marcellus Shale and other formations is safely produced, governors from both political parties across the United States are implementing common sense policies aimed at leveraging these abundant, affordable, domestic resources to fuel our nation’s transportation needs. Here’s a rundown of some of the recent progress on this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Philadelphia Public Record: Marcellus Gas Comes To Town – In More Ways Than One

BY DENISE FUREY A wind of change is blowing through the economy of Philadelphia and the Keystone State – gushing up from deep underground. The Marcellus Shale Coalition held its annual “Shale Gas Insight” conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia to discuss its ramifications. The MSC has 258 members, including drillers, oil & […]

New Marcellus Pipeline, Processing Project Strengthens Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Connection

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia faithful will be cheering for their respective teams next Sunday when the Eagles battle the Steelers at Heinz Field. As history has shown, there will be plenty of good-spirited banter in the run-up to the game (and afterwards) from both corners of the Commonwealth. And while there’s a clear split across Pennsylvania […]

Learn About Shale Launched in Philadelphia

On the final day of last week’s Shale Gas Insight conference last week in Philadelphia, natural gas industry leaders were joined by key government and business organization officials to launch Learn About Shale. The initiative – a true community conversation – will build upon the MSC’s earlier Ask About Shale effort, which gathered a broad […]

ICYMI: Shale Gas Insight Highlights

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Last week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition hosted SHALE GAS INSIGHT™ in Philadelphia, a conference aimed at fostering a fact-based debate to ensure that shale gas development continues to be done safely and in a way that continues to benefit all Pennsylvanians and Americans. Without question, the event was another great success. Here’s […]

What They’re Saying: “An Energy Revolution Led by Clean, Affordable Shale Gas”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The safe, tightly-regulated development of America’s abundant natural gas resources – particularly from the Marcellus Shale – continues to usher in broad-based job creation, more affordable energy costs for consumers, small businesses and manufacturers and an all-around stronger economy. At the same time, clean-burning American natural gas is being increasingly leveraged to […]

Marcellus Shale’s Positive Impact Cascades Across the Region

While the Marcellus Shale – considered to potentially be the world’s second largest natural gas – does not underlie southeastern Pennsylvania, safe, tightly-regulated natural gas production continues to have a cascading impact across the entire Commonwealth – and beyond. For small businesses and consumers – struggling in the face of continued economic hardships and historic […]