Pennsylvania is the nation’s second-largest natural gas producer, and the state’s operators are central to U.S. energy leadership and environmental progress. Natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale – accelerated by advanced technologies, like hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling – provides unique economic opportunities for the Appalachian region through good-paying jobs and declining household energy costs. Natural gas also offers an affordable, reliable, and cleaner-burning option for power generation, serving as a critical driver of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions reductions.
Keystone State residents recognize the natural gas industry’s essential role in supporting America’s economic recovery and safeguarding our long-term energy security. At this critical moment, the industry is preparing to meet the world’s growing demand for energy with homegrown fuels that deliver consumer savings and climate solutions in Pennsylvania and across the U.S.