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 […]

New York Post: It’s a ga$! New study fuels fracking backing

By FREDRIC U. DICKER State Editor July 22, 2011 ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo is hailing a new Pennsylvania study showing that the huge Marcellus Shale natural-gas field on the New York border could supply 25 percent of the nation’s gas needs and create hundreds of thousands of jobs. Cuomo — who’s weighing a late-June report […]

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 […]

Shale Gas and U.S. National Security

This study assesses the impact of U.S domestic shale gas development on energy security and U.S. national security. Prepared in conjunction with an energy study sponsored by the Baker Institute and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. (Kenneth B. Medlock III, Amy Myers Jaffe, Peter Hartley)

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 Hosts Roundtable Discussion with Western Pa. Community and Business Leaders

Warrendale, PA – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) hosted a community roundtable discussion in Butler County, Pa. to further explore the real impacts of responsible Marcellus development is having in the region. Joined by Lt. Governor Jim Cawley, business, chamber, and community leaders, local elected officials and representatives from MSC members EXCO Resources, Talisman […]

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 […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale Creating Optimism About The Future

“Natural gas from shale is increasingly putting America on a sustainable path to a more competitive and cleaner energy future” “Basically [the Marcellus] saved my company from going under and my home from becoming a statistic” “Marcellus shale drilling activity has [small business owner] feeling pretty optimistic about the future” Marcellus Multiplier “Draws New Companies […]

5 Quotes About Hydraulic Fracturing

Canonsburg, PA – This evening, a U.S. Department of Energy panel focused on hydraulic fracturing – a tightly regulated 60-year-old energy stimulation technology – will hold a public comment forum on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College. Here are five quotes about fracturing that everyone attending should know: Lisa Jackson, President Obama’s Environmental Protection […]

By The Numbers: The Mighty Marcellus Continues to Fuel Job Creation

New Pa. Govt. Data Shows The Rate of Marcellus Job Creation “Is Accelerating”; Employment Up 1300% In N. Tier Canonsburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry – like a host of news outlets across the region and the nation – continues to keep a watchful eye on the powerful job creation engine […]

New Tests Confirm Marcellus Development Not Impacting Pa. Waterways

Canonsburg, PA – This week, Pennsylvania American Water – one of the commonwealth’s largest water utilities – released data determining that its water has “not been impacted by radioactive materials” from Marcellus Shale development and the water is safe to drink. As you may recall, the New York Times made a series of claims regarding […]

What They’re Saying: Shale Gas Development Moving Country Toward Cleaner Energy Future, Diminishing the Middle East’s Strategic Importance

New York Times Columnist Joe Nocera: “The country has been handed an incredible gift with the Marcellus Shale. With an estimated 500 trillion cubic feet of reserves, it is widely believed to be the second-largest natural gas field ever discovered. Which means that those of you who live near this tremendous resource have two choices. […]

USA Today Analysis Shows Marcellus-Related Jobs in Pa. Continue to Grow As Nation’s Workforce Hits 30-Year Low

Canonsburg, PA – According to a new USA Today analysis, “The share of the population that is working fell to its lowest level last year since women started entering the workforce in large numbers three decades ago.” In today’s paper, reporter Dennis Cauchon notes that “only 45.4% of Americans had jobs in 2010, the lowest […]

Five Things to Know about the Cornell Shale Study (Courtesy of Energy In Depth)

(Courtesy of Energy In Depth) | PERMALINK Five Things to Know about the Cornell Shale Study Almost year to the day after first attempt to smear shale gas fails, Howarth back at it again with new report set for release this week Call it an annual rite of spring for the community of Ithaca, N.Y. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

By The Numbers: The Mighty Marcellus, A Powerful Job Creation Engine

Federal Economic Data Makes Clear the Marcellus Shale’s Positive Impact Across the Commonwealth Canonsburg, Pa. –  The Mighty Marcellus Shale – the world’s second largest natural gas field – continues to be a driving economic force in the Commonwealth, helping to create jobs for tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians, revitalizing rural economies, generating millions in […]

MSC Launches Marcellus Quarterly Magazine

New publication to provide in-depth analysis, industry-insider news and views Canonsburg, Pa. – The Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) unveiled the first edition of Marcellus Quarterly (MQ) today, a quarterly magazine aimed at providing insight and commentary on emerging shale gas industry trends and practices. MQ will provide industry leaders, policymakers, key stakeholders and others with […]

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. […]

“Friends of the Marcellus Shale” Rally Support for Responsible Natural Gas Development

An hour before the hearing began, a group calling itself “Friends of the Marcellus Shale” held a rally that drew about 40 people to the portico of the City-County Building, next to the courthouse on Grant Street. “Say yes to Marcellus,” they chanted. Asked why they were there, rally participants talked about jobs and spin-off […]

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, Gov. Ridge Highlight Industry’s Commitment to the Community, Transparency

Canonsburg, PA – Aligned with the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s (MSC) Guiding Principles, former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, industry leaders, and executives from MarkWest – one of nearly 170 MSC member companies – discussed a broad range of shale gas development related issues yesterday with elected officials, underscoring the industry’s commitment to transparency. Subsequent to the […]

Drilling Down into NY Times Story on Wastewater

Five areas report fails to provide proper context, information on Pa.’s regulatory oversight Canonsburg, PA – Yesterday’s New York Times included a story highly critical of the regulatory framework governing waste water treatment and disposal from natural gas exploration in Pennsylvania. While raising some valid questions about water monitoring, this article – seven months in […]

A Preview: DRBC Hearings

More supplies of clean-burning, American natural gas. A cleaner, stronger energy future. The potential for tens of thousands of good-paying jobs and an economic revival across rural America. Those are key themes that will play out later this week as the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) holds public comment hearings in Honesdale, Pa., Liberty, N.Y., […]

Responsible Marcellus Shale Production Creating a “Long-Awaited Economic Revival”

Fmr. PADEP secretary says hydraulic fracturing is “safe” for the environment The responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s abundant, clean-burning, homegrown energy reserves continues to foster ‘An American Renewal’. And as laid out in the Marcellus Shale Coalition’s Guiding Principles, our industry is committed to getting this historic opportunity right: protecting the environment for our […]

MSC Team Expands, Announces Hiring of Three Staff Members

Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced the hiring of three new full-time senior staff members, who will collectively play a key role in advancing the organization’s communications, outreach, education, and policy objectives. Joining the coalition’s team effective immediately are Steve Forde, Policy and Communications Director; Christopher Heck, Membership Services Director; and Helen […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Industry Underscores Commitment to ‘Getting it Right’

MSC President Underscores Industry’s Commitment to ‘Getting it Right’: “Game-changer” and “revolution” are two words being thrown around to describe the Marcellus shale, a natural gas industry spokeswoman said. And, the potential impact that shale drilling can have — on the economy, on communities, on the environment — just underscores the importance for the industry […]

Marcellus Shale Saving Pennsylvanians Millions in Home Heating Costs

Some PA Residents to See Nearly 11 Percent Drop in Gas Bill Immediately; Even More Domestic Supplies on the Way Philadelphians to save more than $22.6 million over next three months alone UGI customers to experience between 8.1 and 10.7 percent reduction in monthly bill Rates more than 13 percent lower than a year ago […]

MSC, Gov. Ridge Mark Veteran’s Day

Shale Gas Industry Continues to Put America’s Vets to Work Canonsburg, PA – With more than 1 million veterans in Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth, our families, and communities across the region understand full-well the sacrifice that our brave servicemembers make to preserve America’s freedoms. Through the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s clean-burning energy resources, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ridge: Philadelphia City Council’s Marcellus Hearings a Positive Educational Opportunity

Fmr. Governor Urges Forum to Remain Focused on Facts, Science, Potential Benefits of the Marcellus Canonsburg, Pa. – Today, the Philadelphia City Council’s Environment and Transportation & Public Utilities panels will hold a joint hearing focused on the responsible development of the Marcellus Shale’s clean-burning, job-creating natural gas reserves, which – by year’s end – […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Shale Gas Development Creating Jobs, Delivering Affordable Supplies of Homegrown, Clean-Burning Energy to Consumers

“Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale has been a bright spot in job creation” Marcellus development “to create more than 111,000 new jobs and generate $987 million in state and local tax revenue by 2011” ‘Marcellus Multiplier’ creating “a surge in real estate activity”; “There’s no question it’s having a positive impact” on regional hotels We’re Hiring: “Shale […]

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, […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Production Continues to Create Much-Needed Jobs, Economic Opportunity

Marcellus production “is creating jobs and boosting local economies” “Farmers are making investments in farms that were just dreams before the Marcellus Shale” “The opportunity for growth, job creation has not been seen since the late 1800s” Mighty Marcellus “Boosting Pa. economy”: “Forum panelist Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the Marcellus Shale Coalition, […]

A New York State of Mind?

Politicians in NY Senate don’t miss the chance to demagogue the Marcellus with a lopsided vote against HF – but whose interests are they really representing? Politicians in NY Senate don’t miss the chance to demagogue the Marcellus with a lopsided vote against HF – but whose interests are they really representing? Those who tell […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Shale Development Allowing Family Farmers to Realize Their Dreams

Marcellus production “will enable us all to keep our farms” “Farmers are making investments in their farms that were just dreams before the Marcellus Shale” Marcellus development pumping “hundreds of millions of dollars into the state’s  economy” Family farmers say Marcellus development “will enable us all to keep our farms”: “Some see it as a […]

What They’re Saying: Responsible Marcellus Development “A Boon to Local Businesses”

Marcellus production providing “a bright spot for Pennsylvania’s construction companies” “The region has benefited from the jobs created by the natural gas industry” Marcellus production “could bring hundreds of jobs to the area” Marcellus development “a boon to local businesses”: “Activities around the Marcellus Shale have provided a bright spot for Pennsylvania’s construction companies in […]

It’s Up To You New York

The economic benefits associated with the responsible and environmentally sound development of the Marcellus Shale’s abundant, clean-burning natural gas reserves are overwhelming. Tens of thousands of good-paying jobs are being created across the Commonweal of Pennsylvania, where Marcellus development has been underway for several years. Hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues are being […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale “a wonderful thing”; Creating tens of thousands of “family-sustaining jobs”

“There were a lot of people around here who had a nicer Christmas last year because of the gas busines “The greatest economic and clean-energy opportunity of our lifetime “This is a good thing for us” Marcellus Shale creating “family-sustaining jobs”: John Moran Jr., president of Moran Industries, described the arrival of the natural gas […]

What They’re Saying: Marcellus Shale a “Buried Treasure”; Creating “An economic boon to Pennsylvania for a long time”

While still in its infancy, the responsible development of the region’s clean-burning Marcellus Shale gas is helping to create tens of thousands of jobs. This development, and the workforce and job opportunities that it presents, will be highlighted at an upcoming “Workforce Summit” hosted by the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) on June 16. Click HERE […]

In His Own Words: PA DEP Regulator Separates Fact from Fiction on the Marcellus

Director of DEP’s bureau of oil and gas management addresses town hall audience in Northeast PA CANONSBURG, Pa. – Producers of natural gas in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Marcellus Shale “have been building their wells to exceed our current regulatory standards,” the head of DEP’s bureau of oil and gas management told a Luzerne County […]

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

MarcellusCoalition.org 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 […]