Protecting the woodrat means Marcellus Shale gas drillers must cut trees

Paul Hoffmaster lives, hunts and fishes in the Pine Creek area in northwestern Lycoming County but he has never seen an Allegheny woodrat. But, the president of the Pine Creek Preservation Association says he is aware of the animal that is classified as threatened and protected under the Game and Wildlife Code.



Drilling is new focus for clean energy investors

A decade ago, large investors in so-called clean technology had a straightforward goal: finance companies that would help eliminate the world's dependence on oil, natural gas and coal.But as profits from wind, solar, biofuels and other alternatives consistently fell short of expectations - and as the fossil fuel business boomed - things got complicated.



Company hires for former Steris building in Millcreek

A Union City-based company is expanding into the former Steris Corp. building in Millcreek Township and adding jobs in the process.



Drilling down, but gas industry here to stay

Even as drilling activity has noticeably declined, the natural gas industry will remain part of the area's economic landscape for generations to come, industry officials said at NEPA Energy Day in Scranton.



CNG station opens in Athens

When first approached by Chesapeake Energy officials in 2010 about getting into the compressed natural gas fueling business, Randy Williams wasn't sold.



2012 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee revenue over $198 million

The Marcellus Shale Impact Fee has generated more than $198,000,000 in revenue for 2012, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson).



The Infrastructure Boom in Eastern Ohio's Shale Play

With the ongoing development of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays in eastern Ohio, the oil and gas industry will be installing thousands of miles of pipelines to transport natural gas and natural gas liquids to processing facilities and ultimately to market.



Chevron may build regional HQ at campus in Moon

Chevron Corp. is acquiring two adjoining parcels of land in Moon that it may use for a regional headquarters campus - an apparent sign that the gas industry boom is prompting the energy giant to plant more permanent roots in the region.



Natural gas service bills clear Senate panel

A Senate committee overwhelmingly approved two bills to give state government a role in directing utilities to extend natural gas service to areas that lack it.



Berks official calls gas pipeline here likely

When it comes to a major natural gas pipeline project, Berks County officials aren't reading much into the word "suspended."