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Pa.’s Impact Tax an Effective, Winning Policy

Summertime – it’s the season for baseball, cookouts, and, unfortunately, for some lawmakers to renew tired calls for a massive, job-crushing energy tax increase. Despite the clear fact that Pennsylvania’s impact fee – our tax on natural gas, which has generated $1.2 billion in new revenue – is working, some in Harrisburg continue to be…

The Right State Policies Can Drive Job-Creating Investment

Natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale region is “fueling a wave of investment in U.S. petrochemical plants,” CNBC reported this week. According to the report, shale gas production in the tri-state area, coupled with new investments in ethane cracking facilities – such as the project under construction in Beaver County – present an opportunity…

Natural Gas Makes July 4th Celebrations Possible

As we celebrate Independence Day, it’s a good time to remember how America’s affordable, abundant natural gas resources makes backyard cookouts possible. From the propane to fire up the grill to the plastic in sunglasses and coolers, natural gas provides the building blocks to better lives, every day. Continue Reading: Marcellus Shale Coalition

MSC Statement on Natural Gas Impact Tax Distribution Topping $1.2 Billion

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Today, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced $173 million in county and municipality impact fee disbursements for 2016, bringing the total generated from Pennsylvania’s natural gas impact tax to $1.2 billion in revenues since 2011. Marcellus Shale Coalition president David Spigelmyer issued the following statement on the latest impact fee distributions:…

A ‘Historic Moment’ for U.S. Natural Gas

For the fifth straight year, the United States is the world’s top producer of petroleum and natural gas, the Energy Information Administration reported this month. Since 2009, when U.S. natural gas production surpassed Russia – led principally by Pennsylvania shale development – America has maintained its standing as the global natural gas production leader. (EIA,…

Clean, Abundant, American Natural Gas ‘a True Win-Win for Everyone’

State and national leaders continue to recognize the opportunities that our abundant supply of domestic natural gas can provide as more critical infrastructure is built to deliver those benefits to communities here in Pennsylvania and around the world. “Investing in American natural gas not only helps our economy and our jobs, but also helps our…

Stick to Music, Rolling Stone

A deeply biased Rolling Stone propaganda piece, which posted online this week, seeks to scare, instill fear and flatly misinform readers about an Indiana County community where anti-energy activists are waging an unconstitutional battle against a local company’s state- and federally approved proposed operations. The so-called “story” is long on inflammatory and provably false claims…

Pennsylvanians Benefit from Record Natural Gas Production

Pennsylvania held its spot as the nation’s second largest natural gas producing state, with a record 5.1 Tcf of clean-burning natural gas produced in the Commonwealth last year, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s 2016 Annual Oil & Gas Report. The agency’s report issued this week also shows that as production continues to…

Top 5 (of Many) Reasons It’s #TimeToBuild Energy Infrastructure

As national Infrastructure Week kicks off, we’re reminded of the importance of expanding Pennsylvania’s energy infrastructure, which connect consumers, manufacturers, small businesses as well as power producers with our region’s abundant and clean-burning natural gas resources. Creating good-paying local jobs in the energy infrastructure space is something Pennsylvania voters overwhelming support, too. In fact, 85%…

MSC in Times-Tribune: Pa. Must Remain Competitive

By David Spigelmyer After a challenging 2016, we’re beginning to see signs of a fragile energy market recovery. With efforts at the federal level to reform taxes and reduce bureaucratic red tape, states are engaged in a fierce competition for capital and job-creating investment resources. Energy-producing states have an advantage if they have the right…

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