Marcellus Shale Coalition

Marcellus Shale Coalition Committed to the safe and responsible development of shale gas. Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) is an organization committed to the responsible development of shale gas and the enhancement of the region’s economy that can be realized by this clean-burning energy source.
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MSC members work with our partners across the region to address issues with regulators, local, county, state and federal government officials and communities about all aspects of producing clean-burning, job-creating natural gas.

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From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, 135 environmental conservation projects recently received funding thanks to Pa.'s natur...
05/09/2021
Pa. Nat Gas Tax Funds $15M+ for Local Environmental Projects

From Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, 135 environmental conservation projects recently received funding thanks to Pa.'s natural gas impact tax revenues.

More than $15 million has been distributed across the Commonwealth to fund 135 environmental programs and community restoration projects, thanks to revenues from Pennsylvania’s tax on natural gas. “This funding supports projects that will enhance the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in neighbo...

“From agri-businesses, rural farmers and landowners receiving tens of thousands of dollars in royalties to schools and c...
05/08/2021
Income Growth Higher in Shale Producing Counties, State Data Shows

“From agri-businesses, rural farmers and landowners receiving tens of thousands of dollars in royalties to schools and colleges educating the next generation of gas industry workers, natural gas has infused its energy resources into the economy."

Shale gas producing counties in Pennsylvania have realized higher personal income growth from 2011-2018 compared to non-shale producing counties, according new analyses of state data. Highlighting Pennsylvania’s “unheralded benefit from shale gas production,” the Allegheny Institute for Public...

MSC in Philadelphia Inquirer: "The U.S. needs sound solutions that recognize natural gas development as a necessary comp...
05/07/2021

MSC in Philadelphia Inquirer: "The U.S. needs sound solutions that recognize natural gas development as a necessary component for our clean energy future and long-term, family sustaining jobs."

https://marcelluscoalition.org/2021/05/05/msc-in-the-philadelphia-inquirer-pa-s-clean-natural-gas-is-key/

MSC in Philadelphia Inquirer: "The U.S. needs sound solutions that recognize natural gas development as a necessary component for our clean energy future and long-term, family sustaining jobs."

https://marcelluscoalition.org/2021/05/05/msc-in-the-philadelphia-inquirer-pa-s-clean-natural-gas-is-key/

The Wyalusing community "couldn't be more thrilled" that #natgas service is coming.  "We're going to see savings, and we...
05/06/2021
Natural gas service coming to Wyalusing

The Wyalusing community "couldn't be more thrilled" that #natgas service is coming.

"We're going to see savings, and we get to utilize the gas you know that's right under our feet," a local #smallbiz tells WNEP-TV

Work will begin for phase one soon at the Wyalusing Area school grounds with the hope that construction will be completed by fall.

Shale gas producing counties in Pennsylvania have realized higher personal income growth from 2011-2018 compared to non-...
05/05/2021
Income Growth Higher in Shale Producing Counties, State Data Shows

Shale gas producing counties in Pennsylvania have realized higher personal income growth from 2011-2018 compared to non-shale producing counties, according to a new analysis of state data.

Shale gas producing counties in Pennsylvania have realized higher personal income growth from 2011-2018 compared to non-shale producing counties, according to a new analysis of state data. Highlighting Pennsylvania’s “unheralded benefit from shale gas production,” the Allegheny Institute for P...

MSC's Callahan: "There's a real appetite in other parts of the world for clean, affordable natural gas, and there are so...
05/04/2021
Marcellus, Utica Ready to Pick Up Where They Left Off

MSC's Callahan: "There's a real appetite in other parts of the world for clean, affordable natural gas, and there are so many benefits associated with that."

Cautious optimism appears to be the name of the game for operators and others associated with the Marcellus and Utica Shales, according to representatives of key coalitions in the regions.

"We have folks from both sides of the aisle who support our industry," MSC's Callahan noted. "It's tremendous to see - w...
05/02/2021
MSC’s Callahan: Shale benefits an ‘incredible opportunity’

"We have folks from both sides of the aisle who support our industry," MSC's Callahan noted.

"It's tremendous to see - we need to share all the good things the shale industry is doing on the economic & environmental fronts."

Read more in BIC Magazine ⬇️

When the MSC was founded in 2008, Callahan immediately knew he wanted to be involved because he recognized the many benefits the coalition could offer, from energy and national security to economic development and environmental progress.

More than 130 projects across Pa. are being funded this year by the state’s natural gas tax for items including:🌧️flood ...
05/02/2021
Pa. Nat Gas Tax Funds $15M+ for Local Environmental Projects

More than 130 projects across Pa. are being funded this year by the state’s natural gas tax for items including:

🌧️flood mitigation
🏞️trails & recreation
🌊watershed restoration

More than $15 million has been distributed across the Commonwealth to fund 135 environmental programs and community restoration projects, thanks to revenues from Pennsylvania’s tax on natural gas. “This funding supports projects that will enhance the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in neighbo...

"We have witnessed firsthand the benefits of the natural gas industry. American standards, modern technology and the wat...
04/29/2021
Don’t jeopardize American energy independence

"We have witnessed firsthand the benefits of the natural gas industry. American standards, modern technology and the watchful eye of environmental agencies have ensured a safer and cleaner energy industry."

Read more from today's Williamsport Sun-Gazette editorial below.

American energy independence was the topic of a recent webinar in which U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, and House Whip Stephen Scalise, R-Louisiana, spoke with George Stark, executive director of public relations for Cabot Oil and Gas. Among the topics was the benefits of maintaining domestic oil....

More than $15M in revenues from Pa.'s natural gas tax will support environmental programs and community restoration proj...
04/27/2021
Pa. Nat Gas Tax Funds $15M+ for Local Environmental Projects

More than $15M in revenues from Pa.'s natural gas tax will support environmental programs and community restoration projects across the state.

All Pa. counties, regardless of drilling activity, are eligible for funding. Learn more 👇

More than $15 million has been distributed across the Commonwealth to fund 135 environmental programs and community restoration projects, thanks to revenues from Pennsylvania’s tax on natural gas. “This funding supports projects that will enhance the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in neighbo...

“The Marcellus Shale and natural gas have provided tremendous benefits to the state, country and world. Environmental pr...
04/25/2021
Group sends letter to Biden, touting PA natural gas

“The Marcellus Shale and natural gas have provided tremendous benefits to the state, country and world. Environmental progress has been absolutely outstanding. Natural gas is essential to our energy future in meeting clean energy goals.”

Group sends letter to President Joe Biden, touting Pennsylvania's natural gas industry.

Read and share our letter to President Joe Biden: “We have an incredible opportunity with domestic natural gas to remain...
04/25/2021
Use Natural Gas to Achieve Climate, Economic Goals, Pa. Labor, Business Leaders Tell Biden

Read and share our letter to President Joe Biden: “We have an incredible opportunity with domestic natural gas to remain the world’s leader in advancing climate and economic progress.”

American natural gas is fundamental to achieving President Biden’s climate, economic and national security goals, leaders from Pennsylvania’s energy, business, labor, and manufacturing sectors wrote in a letter to the White House yesterday. Highlighting the economic and environmental opportuniti...

To celebrate Earth Day, MSC's Conservation Partners workgroup planted trees at the Flight 93 memorial in Somerset County...
04/23/2021

To celebrate Earth Day, MSC's Conservation Partners workgroup planted trees at the Flight 93 memorial in Somerset County. 🌳🏞

Big thanks to some of our members who were able to help out: Geosyntec Consultants, McKIM & CREED, Markosky Engineering, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, and Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

“The choice of LNG is now emerging as a mature energy solution, especially effective in terms of environmental protectio...
04/23/2021
Ship Operators Move Toward LNG to Pare Emissions

“The choice of LNG is now emerging as a mature energy solution, especially effective in terms of environmental protection."

Natural gas-powered vessels are becoming more popular as a halfway measure as a search continues for non-carbon-based fuels.

On Earth Day, we celebrate the environmental progress achieved and more to come with clean, abundant natural gas:⚡Power ...
04/22/2021
Use Natural Gas to Achieve Climate, Economic Goals, Pa. Labor, Business Leaders Tell Biden

On Earth Day, we celebrate the environmental progress achieved and more to come with clean, abundant natural gas:

⚡Power sector emission reductions
🌎Reducing global energy poverty
💧Water quality improvements
🌱Conservation funding

American natural gas is fundamental to achieving President Biden’s climate, economic and national security goals, leaders from Pennsylvania’s energy, business, labor, and manufacturing sectors wrote in a letter to the White House yesterday. Highlighting the economic and environmental opportuniti...

Natural gas necessary to achieve President Joe Biden's climate, economic goals, Pa. labor, business groups write.Read ou...
04/21/2021
Natural Gas Necessary to President Biden’s Climate, Economic Goals, Pa. Building Trades, Business Leaders Write in Letter to President

Natural gas necessary to achieve President Joe Biden's climate, economic goals, Pa. labor, business groups write.

Read our letter with Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Associationn, and Pittsburgh Works: https://marcelluscoalition.org/.../natural-gas-necessary.../

Natural Gas Necessary to President Biden’s Climate, Economic Goals, Pa. Building Trades, Business Leaders Write in Letter to President Groups representing hundreds-of-thousands of Pennsylvanians detail how the U.S. “can continue to be an economic and climate leader by embracing natural gas” PI...

"Natural gas brought good-paying jobs to the area," a Susquehanna Co. dairy farmer writes. "It's mostly local workers. M...
04/20/2021
Opinion: Gas Drilling Best Solution So Far

"Natural gas brought good-paying jobs to the area," a Susquehanna Co. dairy farmer writes. "It's mostly local workers. My neighbor drives a dozer, his son trained to be a welder, and the other son is in gas school."

"Gas drilling is the best solution so far for the Endless Mountains economy."

A Lancaster Farming reader discusses the positive economic aspects of gas drilling.

FACT: In the past decade, the 🇺🇸 has become the undisputed 🌎 leader in oil & natural gas production while also leading t...
04/20/2021
Gas Industry Highlighting Its Own ‘Greener’ Alternatives

FACT: In the past decade, the 🇺🇸 has become the undisputed 🌎 leader in oil & natural gas production while also leading the world in greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

A growing recognition is seeping out of the industry that the dump-fossil-fuels campaign isn’t going away, and oil and gas operators must take responsibility for their carbon footprints. From global majors to local gas distribution companies (LDC), the oil patch is thinking a lot more about altern...

U.S. electricity sector CO2 emissions were 33% lower in 2019 than they were in 2005, mainly because we started using mor...
04/18/2021
Nat Gas “Played a Large Role” in Lowering Carbon Emissions, Berkeley Lab Finds

U.S. electricity sector CO2 emissions were 33% lower in 2019 than they were in 2005, mainly because we started using more domestic natural gas for power generation. ⚡️

The U.S. has made significant carbon emission reduction gains over the past 15 years primarily due to the increased use of natural gas in power generation, recently released Berkeley Lab data details. Emissions tied to the electricity sector were poised to surge over the last fifteen years, accordin...

Power sector emissions were expected to surge over the last 15 years but, thanks to natural gas, the U.S. cut emissions ...
04/15/2021
Nat Gas “Played a Large Role” in Lowering Carbon Emissions, Berkeley Lab Finds

Power sector emissions were expected to surge over the last 15 years but, thanks to natural gas, the U.S. cut emissions 52% below projections.

Learn how below.

The U.S. has made significant carbon emission reduction gains over the past 15 years primarily due to the increased use of natural gas in power generation, recently released Berkeley Lab data details. Emissions tied to the electricity sector were poised to surge over the last fifteen years, accordin...

To "further demonstrate our commitment to generating shareholder value and ESG excellence," Chesapeake Energy Corporatio...
04/15/2021
Chesapeake joins EQT in producing certified ‘responsibly sourced' gas - Farm and Dairy

To "further demonstrate our commitment to generating shareholder value and ESG excellence," Chesapeake Energy Corporation partners with Denver-based Project Canary for continuous emissions monitoring and gas certification pilot.

Pressure is mounting on oil and gas companies to show that they’re environmentally and socially conscious. Some Marcellus Shale drillers are responding.

Thanks again for the good work you do and providing the opportunity to talk with your listeners about the MSC’s prioriti...
04/12/2021

Thanks again for the good work you do and providing the opportunity to talk with your listeners about the MSC’s priorities!

Check out the full segment: https://tinyurl.com/3r8ne4v2

In this week's episode of the Oilfield Basics Discover Podcast, the Marcellus Shale Coalition's new President (David Callahan) discusses his background, the current oil & gas environment in the northeast, exciting development trends, how the regulatory environment is changing, the longevity of oil & gas resources, international demand, and more. David's final remarks on the episode layout plans for his Presidency.

An unexpected rebirth happened here in Western Pennsylvania with the discovery of the Marcellus Shale."There was this am...
04/12/2021
Pennsylvania town saved by fracking fears Biden will kill its prosperity

An unexpected rebirth happened here in Western Pennsylvania with the discovery of the Marcellus Shale.

"There was this amazing trickle effect, this positive economic evolution that I saw happening in a place where nothing ever happened," a local small businessman said.

CANONSBURG, PA. — Thirty years ago, Jason Capps was a young man with ambition, but when he looked around this town near Pittsburgh, where he grew up, all he saw were opportunities slipping away. Th…

"Local entrepreneurs say the jobs created weren't limited to those who hold positions in the oil and natural gas industr...
04/12/2021
'Trickle down': Other sectors, small businesses grow with Ohio gas industry

"Local entrepreneurs say the jobs created weren't limited to those who hold positions in the oil and natural gas industry."

"Rather, it's a been a ripple effect for jobs and wages in other sectors and local businesses."

A ripple effect caused by big Southeast and eastern Ohio fracking and gas companies has impacted other sectors and small businesses alike, locals say.

We had the honor of welcoming Senator Joe Manchin III to our recent membership meeting. “How can we talk about bringing ...
04/10/2021
Sen. Manchin: Marcellus Region Became an "Energy and Economic Powerhouse" Through Innovation

We had the honor of welcoming Senator Joe Manchin III to our recent membership meeting.

“How can we talk about bringing these jobs back to America if we don’t have the energy to run the factories manufacturing these products?," Sen. Manchin said.

Watch U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Chairman U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, talk with MSC members about innovation in the natural...

"It is through innovation that the Marcellus region became an energy and economic powerhouse for Appalachia and our enti...
04/07/2021
Sen. Manchin: Natural Gas, Innovation Drive America’s Energy Future

"It is through innovation that the Marcellus region became an energy and economic powerhouse for Appalachia and our entire country," Senator Joe Manchin III told MSC members.

Our latest blog below outlines a few of the ways how.

Innovative technologies that leverage domestic natural gas for sustained economic and environmental progress will be key to the future of American energy, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), told MSC members last week. We need “innovation, not elimination” to use our nation’s abundant resource...

"It's not just necessarily my job. It's the restaurants and the businesses that I then go and spend my income in support...
04/07/2021
California's move to ban fracking by 2027 puts jobs, livelihoods at risk, opponents say

"It's not just necessarily my job. It's the restaurants and the businesses that I then go and spend my income in support of this community. I think it would change really change the dynamics of this entire community."

As Sacramento Democrats act on Governor Newsom’s call to ban fracking, many Californian’s feel they would be left “unemployed on the basis of politics” A recent bill proposed in the California State Assembly would prevent new fracking permits or renewals by Jan. 1 while banning it completely...

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