MSC Recognizes Earth Day

April 22, 2014

Pittsburgh, Pa. – In recognition of Earth Day, Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Dave Spigelmyer issued the following statement: more»

MSC Highlights “Gas Drilling’s Benefits” in Tribune-Review

April 21, 2014

President Obama has underscored the urgency of revitalizing our nation’s manufacturing base, especially in regions like ours where this sector — and the communities it supports — have struggled for far too long. As we know, our region’s workforce is second to none. Now — driven by tightly regulated shale development — a brighter, more promising future is within reach. more»

MSC in Times-Tribune: More Taxes Would Hurt Job Growth

April 20, 2014

A recent editorial (“Pressure rises for fair tax on natural gas,” April 17) unfortunately relies on political rhetoric rather than economic realities regarding shale development in the commonwealth. more»

Marcellus Quarterly Magazine, Spring 2014

April 15, 2014

Read the spring edition of Marcellus Quarterly Magazine.

MSC in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: President Obama Knows the Value of Natural Gas

April 15, 2014

Our region’s shale industry welcomes President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden back to Western Pennsylvania, home to the Marcellus Shale, our nation’s largest and most productive formation. more»

MSC Members Committed to Growing a Strong Local Workforce

April 14, 2014

As laid out in our Guiding Principles, MSC member companies “strive to attract and retain a talented and engaged local workforce.” There are countless examples of how MSC member companies are more»

Shale Creating Local Benefits, Strengthening America

April 10, 2014

As the USA Today recently reported, “USA now produces more natural gas than any other country” in the world — and Pennsylvanians, in all 67 cou more»

MSC in Philadelphia Daily News: Pa. Capturing Benefits of Shale

April 8, 2014

Imagine if your neighbor owned a nice big backyard – hundreds of acres that he or she purchased with hard-earned income. Now imagine that oil and natural gas was discovered a mile below that privately owned land. Most would say, “Good for them.” more»

MSC in Scranton Times-Tribune: “Shale Delivers”

April 5, 2014

A March 30 story (“Natural gas just the beginning”) lays out the clear facts regarding shale development and these abundant resources’ downstream uses for a host of manufacturing-related purposes, and for power generation, which are marking “the beginning of a more stable economy built on products made from natural gas” for the region. more»

Shale Impact Fees Hit Record Levels with $224.5 Million Generated

April 4, 2014

Pittsburgh, Pa. – As Pennsylvania shale production continues to soar, the state Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced today that impact fee revenue for 2013 hit record levels. With a total of 6,489 unconventional wells under development or in production as of December 31, 2013, shale producers contributed a total of $224.5 million in impact fees for the calendar year. more»

What They’re Saying About Job-Creating American Natural Gas

April 1, 2014

The safe development of job-creating American natural gas is helping “communities grow and the economy prosper.” At the same time, shale is providing community parks more»

What They’re Saying: Shale a “Huge Advantage for our Region”

March 25, 2014

America’s abundant shale resources are increasingly being leveraged to power our transportation needs and as also boosting our nation’s manufacturing base. At the same time, this tightly-regulated development is spurring small business job growth and dramatically strengthening U.S. energy security all while bolstering air quality. more»

New National Report Highlights Shale’s “Incredible Impact” on American Manufacturing

March 21, 2014

New supplies of clean and affordable domestic natural gas are driving an American manufacturing revolution, according to the new study commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM). more»

Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) Study Overview

March 20, 2014

Shale development is dramatically bolstering our economy and nation’s security, and providing consumers with affordable, clean-burning energy. More taxes would jeopardize these shared, broad-based benefits. Let’s avoid a race-to-the-bottom and continue to get this generational opportunity right – now and for years to come. more»

Shale Advocates Launch Grassroots Initiative

March 20, 2014

Nearly 700 shale industry supporters turned out last night in Wilkes-Barre for the launch of United Shale Advocates (USA), a new grassroots initiative focused on ensuring that we advance common sense, predictable policies that encourage investment and job growth across the Commonwealth. more»

MSC in Cranberry Eagle: Shale an “Economic Game Changer” for our Region

March 19, 2014

Regional shale gas development and the major impacts it has made globally in just a short amount of time dominated the discussion Thursday during Energy Symposium 2014 at Butler County Community College. more»

Shale Creating American Manufacturing Jobs, Bolstering U.S. Security

March 17, 2014

Safe, tightly-regulated shale development is creating broad-based benefits that are cascading across Pennsylvania and beyond. At the same time, American shale production is strengthening our environment and our nation’s standing the global marketplace. more»

Soaring Marcellus Production Creating Long-Term, Regional Benefits

March 13, 2014

As responsible Marcellus Shale production continues to soar, so do the long-term, local benefits and investments that come with it. These huge strides in American shale production — which are “driven by drilling efficiency,” according to the U.S. more»

American Natural Gas Can Support Our Global Allies

March 7, 2014

As Russia’s ongoing aggression in the Ukraine continues to play out, academics, foreign policy experts and a chorus of bipartisan lawmakers are reaffirming the case that common sense American natural gas export polices can support our national security and economic goals while boosting aid to key allies around the world, especially those deeply dependent on hostile nations to meet their energy more»

Shale gas gives the U.S. competitive advantages, reports @OG

March 6, 2014

Shale gas gives the U.S. competitive advantages, reports @OGJOnline: #CERAWeek2014

Smart @Reuters column: To blunt Russia, time for American na

March 6, 2014

Smart @Reuters column: To blunt Russia, time for American natural gas diplomacy #AmericanEnergy

RT @WashTimes: U.S. Lawmakers see exports of natural gas as

March 6, 2014

RT @WashTimes: U.S. Lawmakers see exports of natural gas as a way to help Ukraine:

RT @IHS: Read what experts at #CERAWeek had to say about the

March 6, 2014

RT @IHS: Read what experts at #CERAWeek had to say about the growth in unconventional oil & gas production

.@WilliamsUpdates VP William Lawson: “Growth has been astoun

March 6, 2014

.@WilliamsUpdates VP William Lawson: “Growth has been astounding in the Marcellus.” via @PlattsGas

RT @nytimesbusiness: U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb

March 6, 2014

RT @nytimesbusiness: U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas Can Curb Putin

.@WSJ editorial: Exporting more #LNG would be a win for the

March 6, 2014

.@WSJ editorial: Exporting more #LNG would be a win for the U.S. economy and global interests. #AmericanEnergy

.@washingtonpost: Once thought to be a permanent importer of

March 6, 2014

.@washingtonpost: Once thought to be a permanent importer of gas, the U.S. is now producing huge amounts of the fuel.

Congress pressures President Obama to expand natural gas exp

March 6, 2014

Congress pressures President Obama to expand natural gas exports to weaken Russia’s hand. reports @WSJ #LNG

MSC president discusses shale development with W.Va. State Journal

March 1, 2014

David J. Spigelmyer is president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition. He spoke with The State Journal about the present and future potential of developing Marcellus Shale.

THE STATE JOURNAL: What is the short- and long-term outlook for development of the Marcellus Shale? more»

What They’re Saying: Shale is “Creating Hope and Opportunity”

February 28, 2014

The economic, environmental and national security benefits tied to tightly-regulated shale development continue to cascade across our nation. more»

MSC in Allentown Morning Call: “Shale a Positive Economic Force”

February 27, 2014

Two recent stories (“A tax on fracking would have raised millions” and “State inflates fracking-related jobs numbers” ) deprived your readers of important facts. more»

By The Numbers: Marcellus Production Soars, Benefits Cascade Across Our Economy

February 21, 2014

Earlier this week, President Obama’s energy secretary, Ernest Moniz, underscored the fact that responsible shale development is creating “economic prosperity” along with important environmental benefits for our nation. more»

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

February 18, 2014

Responsible American shale development continues to create enormous economic, environmental and national security benefits for our nation. more»

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

February 14, 2014

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. more»

Five Key Takeaways From Gov. Corbett’s Budget

February 5, 2014

Yesterday, Gov. Tom Corbett addressed a joint session of the general assembly, where he laid out his annual budgetary and spending priorities for the Commonwealth. Here are key experts from his address: more»

New Poll: Clear Majority of Pennsylvanians Support Natural Gas

January 30, 2014

A new Franklin & Marshall College poll released today found that a clear majority of Pennsylvania voters support the safe development of clean-burning American natural gas. more»

Shale the “Most Profound Shift in the Second Decade of the 21st Century”

January 29, 2014

As Reuters reports today, President Obama “touted the role natural gas had played in cutting U.S. more»

MSC in Pittsburgh Business Times: Shale Production is Boosting our Regional Economy

January 29, 2014

Although the day-after headlines are about economic inequality and retirement plans, President Obama didn’t ignore the natural gas industry in Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address. more»

MSC Statement on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

January 28, 2014

Pittsburgh, Pa. Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) president Dave Spigelmyer issued this statement following President Obama’s State of the Union Address: more»

Safe Shale Production Strengthens Family Budgets

January 27, 2014

As the country continues to bear down for another series of chilling snow storms and cold snaps, consumers and businesses alike are relying on more clean-burning American natural gas to stay warm. more»

Plan Outlines Pa.’s Strong Economic, Environmental Future

January 24, 2014

This week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett reinforced his call for an “all of the above” energy plan focused on continued job creation. The plan delivers a strong and straightforward message: Energy=Jobs. more»

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