DOE Report: Appalachia ‘Energy Hub’ Would Spur Manufacturing, Job Creation

Turning the Appalachian region into America’s next ‘energy hub’ would drive job-creation across the economy and greatly expand regional manufacturing, a federal government report issued this week concluded. The region’s natural gas liquids (NGL) abundance provides manufacturers with a key competitive advantage, according to the Department of Energy’s Ethane Storage and Distribution Hub in the […]

Study: Marcellus, Utica Production Gives Appalachian Manufacturers Advantage

A new petrochemical manufacturing facility in the Appalachian Basin will be four times as profitable to similar projects along the Gulf Coast, a new report released yesterday from IHS Markit concluded. While Shell Chemicals’ ethane cracker – currently under construction in Beaver County – is the first major petrochemical facility to be built outside the […]

Top Ten Shale Highlights of 2016

Responsible natural gas development continues to Move America Forward as Pennsylvania, once again, safely produced record amounts of clean-burning natural gas that’s boosting our economy, strengthening our air quality, driving a manufacturing renaissance, and enhancing America’s energy security. Here are the year’s top shale-related headlines: Natural Gas Strengthens America’s Air Quality Thanks to clean-burning natural […]

7 Reasons to Attend SHALE INSIGHT™ 2015

Visit shaleinsight.com and follow the conversation online #ShaleInsight SHALE INSIGHT™ 2015 — the nation’s leading forum for public-private dialogue on issues surrounding responsible shale development — provides attendees with a unique opportunity to engage and participate in key policy discussions, innovative technologies, and have access to prominent industry executives and other thought leaders. Here are […]

Shale Delivers Affordable, Reliable Energy

Thanks to shale development, natural gas is becoming an increasingly larger power generation fuel, providing Pennsylvanians with a reliable and affordable energy source, according to a new Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission report that underscores shale’s benefits for consumers and regional manufacturers. According to the “Pennsylvania Gas Outlook Report,” 2.8 million Pennsylvania customers rely on natural […]

New Poll: Overwhelming Majority of Voters Support Shale

Pennsylvanians and Americans “overwhelmingly support” the safe and proven use of hydraulic fracturing to produce clean-burning natural gas, according to a national survey by Robert Morris University’s Polling Institute. Here are key poll takeaways: Support for fracing has also increased significantly – moving from 42.3% in 2013 to 55.9% majority today. Additionally, support for fracing […]

Newspaper Editorials Across America Tout EPA’s Fact-Based Findings

Newspaper editorials across the nation are touting the Environmental Protection Agency’s hydraulic fracturing findings. Specifically, EPA’s landmark report concludes that tightly-regulated shale development and the use of hydraulic fracturing is “a workable and safe process” that “has not led to widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources.” EPA’s fact-based findings add to the growing body […]

MSC in Philadelphia Inquirer: Wolf’s Energy Tax is Nation’s Highest

Several critical facts were glaringly absent from the pitch for higher energy taxes by the governor’s policy director (“Gas tax needed,” June 4). There was no mention that Gov. Wolf’s massive energy tax represents the nation’s highest, according to the state’s nonpartisan Independent Fiscal Office. Further, both Wolf and the fiscal office have acknowledged that […]

Fact Checking Heinz-Funded Advocacy Paper

A new non-peer reviewed paper – funded by the Heinz Endowments and posted on a pay-for-play website – fails by virtually every measure to demonstrate basic and sound research principles. Below are several of the many factors that skew the advocacy paper’s so-called findings. ✓  Not peer-reviewed. ✓  Uses thoroughly debunked ‘research’ as its basis. […]

Confirmed Again: Gov. Wolf’s Energy Tax Highest in the Nation

Gov. Wolf’s massive energy tax hike would establish Pennsylvania as the nation’s highest effective energy tax state, according to the state’s nonpartisan Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). Far from “modest” or “responsible”, IFO’s findings – highlighted in a joint senate hearing yesterday – further underscore the fact that even higher energy taxes threaten jobs and jeopardize […]

Five Facts of Even Higher Energy Taxes

On Monday, a joint Pennsylvania Senate hearing [watch it live here] will focus on the benefits of safe shale development and the job-destroying impact of even higher energy taxes. Despite some policymakers’ insistence on increasing energy taxes even higher, Pennsylvanians throughout the state – from small businesses to unions and manufacturers to local community officials […]

MSC in the Butler Eagle: “Even higher energy taxes will cost our region jobs”

It’s incredibly unfortunate that a recent editorial (“Gov. Wolf Would Do Well to Consent to ‘Grand Deal’”, May 20) supports even higher energy taxes that will hurt small businesses, union building trades, and consumers across the entire commonwealth, especially in Butler County. If Harrisburg puts even higher energy taxes in place, every Pennsylvanian — including […]

Local Officials: Higher Energy Taxes “Could Hurt Local Economies”

Local officials across the Commonwealth continue to add their voices to the wave of Pennsylvanians, county and municipal government officials, as well as small businesses and union members standing for jobs over even higher energy taxes. Their message is clear: Pennsylvania “communities rely on shale gas” impact tax revenues and even higher energy taxes would […]

Higher Energy Taxes Will Sting Consumers

Even higher energy taxes will have a chilling effect on our region’s economy, including for Pennsylvania consumers and those on fixed-incomes who continue to realize huge shale-related benefits in the form of more affordable and stable energy costs. In fact, according to Pennsylvania’s Independent Fiscal Office, Gov. Wolf’s massive energy tax increase proposal “would be […]

Local Pa. Officials United in Opposition to Higher Energy Taxes

County and municipal government officials across the Commonwealth continue to speak out in broad opposition to higher energy taxes which threaten critical natural gas revenues that directly benefit communities. It’s abundantly clear that higher energy tax math doesn’t add up; higher energy taxes jeopardize jobs; and higher energy taxes will be devastating for labor and […]

Five #ShaleTaxFacts on Tax Day

As many Americans rush to file last minute tax returns today, it serves as an important reminder that proposals for higher energy taxes threaten countless good-paying jobs, small businesses and potentially schools, our region’s manufacturing rebirth, as well as shale’s broad economic benefits. Here are five – of the many – #ShaleTaxFacts to consider. $830 […]

MSC in the Sunbury Daily Item: “Opportunity for All”

An April 3 column (“Forward Thinking: The Case for an Extraction Tax”) fundamentally fails to recognize the potentially economically devastating impact that higher energy taxes could have on the commonwealth’s small business and organized labor community as well local governments. Thanks to responsible shale development, thousands of Pennsylvanians are now working in family-supporting careers, our […]

Five Facts About Natural Gas Development & Radon Claims

A new study – led by Brian Schwartz, a fellow at the staunchly anti-oil and natural gas Post Carbon Institute (PCI) – is a classic display of advocacy-driven “research.” It’s unfortunate, yet not unexpected, that some anti-shale activists continue to make claims based purely on hypothetic and perhaps pre-determined narrative-driven ‘cause and effect’ conclusions. Thankfully, […]

MSC Statement on Potential Gas Committee Report

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued this statement on today’s release of the Potential Gas Committee’s latest biennial assessment of the nation’s natural gas resources: “Thanks to shale, the U.S. has rapidly transformed from a nation preparing to import natural gas to meet our domestic needs to one that now leads […]

What They’re Saying: Higher Energy Taxes Will “Knock the Legs Out of Industry”

Community leaders, small businesses, and Pennsylvanians across the political spectrum continue their vocal opposition to Harrisburg’s plan for higher energy taxes that threaten the thousands of good-paying jobs and our region’s manufacturing potential. Make no mistake, higher energy taxes will hit hard the countless small businesses across the Commonwealth that support the robust shale development […]

Higher Energy Tax Math Just Doesn’t Add Up

As some in Harrisburg work to drastically increase Pennsylvania’s energy taxes – a move that will risk shale’s broad-based positive benefits and strong record of job growth – it is becoming abundantly and increasingly more clear that their math just doesn’t add up. Singling out one subset of an industry – which already generates billions in […]

MSC in the Tribune-Review: Higher Energy Taxes Stunt Pa.’s Economic Momentum

Natural gas development in the commonwealth continues to be an absolute game changer for every one of our 67 counties, bringing positive progress and broad-based benefits to all Pennsylvanians. This is especially true on the job-creation and tax-revenue front as well as the opportunity for a regional manufacturing rebirth. Yet Gov. Tom Wolf is offering […]

MSC in Pottstown Mercury: Higher Energy Taxes Will Hurt Natural Gas Industry, Pa. Jobs

A Feb. 22 editorial claiming the “Extraction tax on natural gas should be considered,” fails to acknowledge critical facts about new energy taxes and the basic economic realities associated with such policies, especially as it relates to capital investment and continued job growth. While the paper believes that higher energy taxes are the “least painful” […]

Ten Key Takeaways: New White House Report Touts U.S. Natural Gas

America’s natural gas development is driving down the U.S. trade deficit, creating jobs, improving our GDP and cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to the White House’s “Economic Report of the President” released Thursday. As the President has said in the past – and underscores in the new report – “our 100-year supply of natural gas is […]

Shale Propels Broad-Based Southeastern Pa. Economic Rebirth

America’s abundant supplies of clean-burning natural gas continue to fuel an economic rebirth across southeastern Pennsylvania, especially in Delaware County’s Marcus Hook. Yesterday, Delaware County Commissioners built upon this positive economic momentum by announcing more research aimed at identifying additional business and job growth opportunities tied to the region’s natural gas infrastructure. Responsible natural gas […]

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 […]

New Video: “Shale Impact Fee Benefits all of Pennsylvania”

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) released a new online video highlighting the broad-based benefits being realized across Pennsylvania associated with shale impact fee tax revenues. The video – entitled “Shale Impact Fee Benefits all of Pennsylvania” – features facts, figures and examples of how the $630 million in impact fee tax […]

MSC’s Kathryn Klaber in the Beaver Co. Times: Natural Gas “Enhancing Air Quality”

A recent story (“Report says Beaver County can breathe a little easier,” April 24) underscored the important fact that our region’s air quality is improving sharply, according to a new American Lung Association report. This is great news for every Pennsylvanian. However, the story failed to inform your readers of the key and growing role […]

Top White House Nat’l Security Advisor Touts Clear Benefits of American Natural Gas

At the launch today of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, a diverse group of thought-leaders and policy experts discussed the key and growing role that clean-burning natural gas will continue to play here at home and globally. The speakers included Pulitzer-Prize winning author Daniel Yergin, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, White House […]

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

One Year Later, Marcellus on Main Street Going Strong

A year ago this week, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) launched an online business directory – Marcellus on Main Street – to further connect small businesses across the region with the growing and robust natural gas supply chain. Spurred by feedback from local chambers of commerce, whose members were interested in servicing and supporting the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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)

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 — […]

NBC Sports Network: Marcellus Shale Coalition 3 Rivers Challenge

MSC Presentation before the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

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

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 […]