EPA's Science Advisory Board Announces Independent Panel to Review Hydraulic Fracturing Research

The US Congress approved a provision that urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct analyses to assess the potential risks to drinking water posed by hydraulic fracturing of coalbed and shale formations.



At Penn St., a natural gas expansion

Pennsylvania State University is seeking to expand its influence on the burgeoning natural gas industry with the creation of what it is calling the "world's premier academic institute" on the fossil fuel.



Now Hiring at Kovatch

A major employer in Carbon County looking to hire 40 new workers. Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corporation in Nesquehoning is expanding thanks to the Natural Gas Industry.



DCNR chief defends drilling royalties funding shift

The state's top conservation official said Wednesday he has no problem with relying more on royalties from oil and gas drilling to support operations of the state's parks and forests.



Shale gas boom pushing pipeline growth, report shows

More than half of the country's newest gas transmission pipelines are in the Northeast, where more are coming online to ship Marcellus shale gas to market, federal data released this week show.



Bill pushes utilities to extend natural gas service

Legislation introduced by two key senators Tuesday would give state government a role in directing utilities to extend natural gas service to business and residential areas that lack it.



Lehigh Gas to expand compressed natural gas stations

Company signs partnership with Clean Energy Fuels to open up to 20 public stations.



Marcellus Shale boom could restore link between Avoca airport, Pittsburgh

The natural-gas drilling boom in the Marcellus Shale could be the key to ending a six-year hiatus in air service between Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and the second largest city in Pennsylvania.



Study on Consumer Demand for Natural Gas Service to Begin

A bi-partisan state senate resolution passed to study the demand for natural gas service in the Commonwealth State Senate Resolution 29 was unanimously passed by the Pennsylvania State Senate on March 11th that directs the Center for Rural Pennsylvania to study the potential need for residential, commercial and industrial natural gas service in the Commonwealth.



Series will focus on 'science' side of Marcellus Shale

For all the public discussions that have occurred in the past two years accompanying the surge in Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling activity in Clinton County, the one thing that has been missing is the actual science behind efforts.