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Natural Gas Production Tax Gets Life in Pennsylvania House

Gov. Tom Wolf is urging leaders of the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives to speed a vote on legislation to tax Marcellus Shale natural gas production.  

U.S. crude oil production expected to increase through end of 2017, setting up record 2018

EIA forecasts that U.S crude oil production will average 9.4 million barrels per day (b/d) in the second half of 2017, 340,000 b/d more than in the first half of 2017. Production in 2018 is expected to average 9.9 million b/d...  

Boom in American Liquified Natural Gas Is Shaking Up the Energy World

A shale gas drilling boom over the last decade has propelled the United States from energy importer to exporter, taking the country a giant leap toward the goal of energy independence declared by presidents for half a century.  

Dura-Bond Industries laying off 180 in central Pennsylvania

A company that makes and coats steel pipe used in the natural gas and oil industry plans to lay off 180 workers at a central Pennsylvania plant.  

The Dividing Line: PA vs. NY Natural Gas Economics

PMA Perspective travels to the Southern Tier of New York, and Susquehanna County in Pennsylvania, to explore the difference between the two economies - one that embraces shale gas drilling and the other with an imposed moratorium on drilling.  

What do Future Cities Look Like?

... those ideas are actually intrinsically linked to oil and natural gas. "Renewables today depend increasingly on natural gas for backup when the sun isn't shining and the wind isn't blowing... So without natural gas or other forms of fossil energy, there would be little, if any, solar or wind energy anywhere."  

New Report: U.S. Energy Security Continues to Improve

The 2017 edition of Global Energy Institute's Index of U.S. Energy Security Risk finds that U.S. energy security is continuing to rapidly improve to one of the best scores in decades, after hitting bottom just five years ago.  

Maine is turning to Canada to boost natural gas supply

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he's exploring the idea of expanding the state's natural gas supply with a pipeline from Canada because of stalled pipeline efforts to the south.