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News

Press Release Pennsylvania Grade Crude Coalition

For Immediate release: May 9, 2017

Conventional Well Operators Release Economic Impact Study

(Harrisburg, PA) – On May 9, 2017, the Pennsylvania Grade Crude Coalition (PGCC) will hold a press conference, on the steps of the Capitol Rotunda, to announce the results of an independent economic impact study examining Pennsylvania’s conventional oil and gas well operations. The conventional oil and gas industry has been a part of Pennsylvania for over 150 years and differs significantly from the new unconventional (shale) industry. Conventional operations are primarily family-owned, these shallow wells have a small footprint, gas pressures are low, and the production per well is much smaller than unconventional shale wells. Nevertheless, the cumulative economic impact of the conventional wells is significant.

“For legislators who don’t have operations in their district it is important they understand the far-reaching economic impact that stretches across our Commonwealth.” said David Clark, President of the PGCC.

Penn-grade crude, produced from conventional oil wells, is the finest in the world and satisfies the demand for high-grade lubricating products. Penn-grade crude is also used in many byproducts, including: ink, upholstery, bicycle tires, dresses, skis, umbrellas, shampoo, golf balls, toothpaste, telephones, footballs, basketballs, and deodorant. For over a century natural gas from Pennsylvania’s wells has heated homes, schools and businesses. Clark added, “If you’ve ever worn clothes, driven a car, heated your home in the winter, or worn cosmetics, you have experienced the benefits of our conventional oil and gas.”

“The conventional industry in Pennsylvania is directly responsible for 5600 jobs and pays approximately $17 million in taxes to the Commonwealth every year,” said Stephen P. Mullin, President of Econsult Solutions (Philadelphia, PA), who conducted the study. He added: “It is difficult for Pennsylvania’s small communities to replace jobs when industries depart, and so the steady jobs provided by the conventional oil and gas industry are vital to our local communities’ health.”

The conventional oil and gas well industry started in western Pennsylvania, at Colonel Edwin Drake’s well in 1859. The conventional industry continues to operate in western Pennsylvania amongst some of the state’s most pristine timber and water resources. The industry is proud of its focus on environmental responsibility, and using best practices outlined by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) the industry has seen water quality levels surge to record quality. “We are committed to high environmental standards. We not only operate in these communities but we live here, raise our families here, engage in recreation here and pay our taxes here,” said Wally Phillips, a member of PGCC Board of Directors. “We aren’t flying back to another State after our job is done. We have a vital stake and commitment in our neighborhoods,” he emphasized.

“As reported by the Economic Study, the conventional oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania has an estimated $1.4 billion impact each year on our economy,” Pennsylvania (District 21) State Senator Scott E. Hutchinson added.