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Four Fast Facts on Higher Energy Taxes

As we continue to hear more political spin on proposals for a massive energy tax increase, it’s important to separate fiction from fact. We already know that the Independent Fiscal Office concluded – for the third straight year – that the governor’s proposed energy tax increase, for example, would give Pennsylvania the nation’s highest tax…

Study: Marcellus Shale boom has led to lower energy costs

A study has found that Pennsylvanians’ wallets have benefitted from the Marcellus Shale drilling boom over the past 10 years. The University of Pennsylvania looked at data from between 2007 and 2016, and found that natural gas prices have “decreased significantly,” up to 40 percent for residential consumers, the study found. “Pennsylvania consumers enjoyed more…

What You Need to Know About the New Raton Basin Earthquake Study

Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder released a study this week that claims to “for the first time” definitively link several earthquakes that occurred between 2008 and 2010 in the Raton Basin, which spans central Colorado to northern New Mexico, to wastewater disposal from oil and gas activity. From the study’s abstract: “We find that…

Clean Air Council (Haas & Heinz Families) Harass Mariner East 2

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  The Mariner East 2 Pipeline is the target of a harassment lawsuit intended to simply delay completion. It is being financed by the Haas and Heinz families. Back in May, six anti-pipeline residents living near where the Mariner East 2 pipeline will pass asked the Middletown…

Five Ways Energy Infrastructure Strengthens Pennsylvania

Energy infrastructure is the safest, most reliable form of connecting consumers, manufacturers, and power generators across our region to affordable, abundant natural gas. Some, however, such as Sen. Andy Dinniman, continue to make false claims that are wildly out-of-touch with hard-working, blue collar Pennsylvanians. Investments in pipelines are putting tens of thousands of laborers and…

Big Green Pipeline Demagogues Act Up Against Mariner East 2

Jim Willis Editor & Publisher, Marcellus Drilling News (MDN) … …  Food & Water Watch and other Big Green groups, who are more red than green, acted up in Harrisburg this week in opposition to the Mariner East 2 Pipeline. A group of anti-fossil/anti-pipeline radicals held a rally Wednesday to spread lies and innuendo about the safety of…

Forum Highlights Importance of Fracking to Colorado Manufacturing

All signs are pointing to the makings of a U.S. manufacturing renaissance, and the U.S. shale boom is a clear contributor. According to recent reports, U.S. manufacturing is expanding at its fastest pace in 13 years. Coincidentally, both the U.S. manufacturing and oil and natural gas industry seem to be on the same upward trajectory…

PennFuture Wins A Contest: Commonwealth’s Biggest Liar

Tom Shepstone Natural Gas NOW        PennFuture is one of Pennsylvania’s phoniest outfits, but they’ve outdone themselves and won a contest for the Commonwealth’s biggest liar with recent mail. I just received an email being circulated by PennFuture in an attempt to stop the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from approving House Resolution 515, which…

MSC Statement on Senator Dinniman’s Efforts to Halt Pipeline Construction

PITTSBURGH – “Senator Dinniman continues to be wildly out-of-touch with blue collar, working-class Pennsylvanians. This latest stunt aimed at making energy more expensive and good-paying local jobs tougher to come by is sadly more of the same from Senator Dinniman, who has supported a ban on safe, strongly-regulated natural gas development, which would kill 466,000…

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