Commentary

09.13.12

Beyond films, reviews and vitriol

Scott Roberts, Johnstown-based Consultant and former Deputy Secretary for Mineral Resources with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection comments on the importance of pundits focusing on the facts about natural gas production, given the geological, technological, social and economic forces at work that have driven people to establish rigid and vocal positions.

 

08.01.12

Natural Gas Development Is Essential and That Means Hydraulic Fracturing

Natural gas is heating and powering millions of homes, and driving America on the road towards energy security. Two technologies - horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing - are making this possible.

 

07.24.12

Manufacturing's Keystone: Skilled Labor

There has been plenty of talk lately about how the Marcellus Shale, and natural-gas production in the U.S. in general, is boosting the U.S. economy and creating jobs. What is being overlooked, however, is the secondary - and perhaps longer-lasting - impact of natural-gas production in Pennsylvania: the potential for a substantial increase in base manufacturing and port activity in the Philadelphia region.

 

06.26.12

Stick to fracking science, not the politics

With so much at stake, now is the time for fact-based discussions that will lead to safe and realistic solutions. It is time to raise EPA's level of accountability by sticking to the science and rising above the politics. Working together, we can succeed in safely developing our nation's abundant resources for current needs and for future generations.

 

06.07.12

Forming an opinion about the gas industry

"Don't let someone form your opinion, form your own." -- the opinions one Towanda citizen formed after conducting his own research about development of the Marcellus Shale.

 

06.01.12

It's not dirty to see gas as energy solution

Electricity, heating.....what should we use?

 

04.20.12

Despite zoning issue, Act 13 off to a strong start

When Gov. Tom Corbett signed Act 13 into law on Feb. 14, it marked the culmination of three years of work by the Legislature in crafting a comprehensive Marcellus Shale legislative package. The final legislation contained strong environmental safeguards, a mechanism for fair and predictable municipal regulation of the industry, and a robust, yet competitive, impact fee.

 

04.18.12

Benefits and opportunities in oil and gas

U.S. oil and natural gas production is higher today than it has been for many years, providing a big boost to the economy at a time of sluggish job and income growth.

 

04.16.12

Drilling's benefits evident

The downward price of natural gas shows the benefit of unlocking our domestic natural gas resources. If we removed some of the restrictions that are hampering exploration of our biggest potential oil reserves, don't you think supply could also drive down gasoline prices?

 

03.23.12

Another use for natural gas

Richard Kolodziej, President of NGVAmerica, comments on the current - and future - prospects of natural gas vehicles (NGV's).