FORUM NEWS

Nitrogen fertilizer market nearing saturation after shale gas boom

The U.S. nitrogen fertilizer market will soon reach a point of saturation, following the sharp increase in capacity in recent years as the cost of natural gas - used in fertilizer production - fell with the fracking boom.  

EQT to tap Pennsylvania's Utica shale

Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. has decided to try its luck with tapping its natural gas reserves locked up in Pennsylvania's Utica shale.  

DEP extends alternative fuel vehicle rebate program

The state Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday announced it is extending its alternative fuel vehicle rebate program.  

Impact fees fund Potter Co. bridgework

Thousands of dollars paid in "impact fees" by companies drilling for shale gas are coming to two Potter County townships for bridge repairs.  

AG releases audit of DEP's enforcement of oil gas industry regs

A state audit of the Department of Environmental Protection's regulation of the oil and gas industry revealed inconsistent enforcement, disorganization and poor record management.  

What is Frac Sand?

This special sand is one of the keys to producing oil and natural gas from tight shale formations.  

Gas pipeline issues challenge for producers, users

Ten years ago, developers were building terminals to import liquefied natural gas, experts predicted production increases of less than 1 percent annually, and insufficient pipelines into New England during the cold winter sent prices soaring.  

Hilcorp Hums with Utica Wells at Ohio-Pa. Border

Those who dismiss the prospects of oil and natural gas in the northern tier of the Utica shale need only travel along High Hill Road in Pulaski Township in Lawrence County, Pa.