The residents of Grant Township barely outnumber the gas wells dotting strip-mined hills of their northern Indiana County community.
Because of the job opportunities presented by Marcellus shale, western Pennsylvanians - many of them professionals - are returning to the region, as well as the state.
Pennsylvania's economic growth outpaced the national average at the end of the year, suggesting the state's gas drilling boom may have contributed to the improving performance as cold weather increased demand for natural gas.
The region's natural gas boom kept Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport afloat while the economic downturn dramatically slowed traffic at similar-sized airports, but some airport officials fear becoming too dependent on the industry.
Kenworth Truck Co. says its T880 - one of the company's strongest offerings in the vocational and other truck markets - is now available with a factory-installed natural gas power plant.
Municipal officials in Fayette and Greene counties plan to use their Marcellus shale impact fee funds on a numerous projects - from road repairs to an emergency center, and from funding police services to offsetting the cost of a new sewage treatment plant.
Kane is Able Inc. made new additions to its fleet Monday - seven compressed natural gas trucks that burn fuel cleaner, run quieter and save money.
A new American Petroleum Institute-sponsored poll says most Pennsylvania voters favor more development of the country's energy resources.