Questioning whether the Natural Gas Severance Tax will penalize counties that drill and reward those that do not, Westmoreland County Commissioner Tyler Courtney sent Gov. Tom Wolf a letter last week asking for clarification of his policy.
When Gov. Tom Wolf was campaigning, he said if elected he would place a severance tax on Marcellus shale gas in the commonwealth, and now he's moving forward on a plan to do just that. The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, however, doesn't agree with some changes.
A team of engineers, architects and others last month moved into an office at Southpointe, ground zero for companies working in the Marcellus shale and a hub for Stantec's engineering and environmental services for the oil and gas industry.
Once Natalya Sachivichik gets focused on a goal, it's almost impossible to talk her out of it. Her parents knew it, so they didn't even try to change her mind when she said she wanted to be a gas and petroleum engineer.