Officials: Seismic testing using thumper trucks doesn't require DEP permits

Seismic testing using vibe trucks - or thumper trucks - does not require a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection permit, officials said.



Local companies work to make the cut in oil and gas

In the welding shop of its Whipple Avenue SW plant, Gaspar Inc. is building the calling card it hopes will be its introduction to the gas and oil industry.



Midstream operations Compression and transportation market; pipeline maintenance; and construction

This is the final part in a six-part series giving a step-by-step look at the process that a natural gas company conducts to produce natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.



Workers cope with slow side of drilling field

Ally Guyach is a type of worker that was virtually nonexistent three years ago in the oil and gas sector. What type? Unemployed.



Louisiana-based fracking firm could hire 200 Monessen-area residents

A Louisiana-based fracking company is coming to Monessen, potentially providing as many as 200 new local jobs.



Corbett touts shale-gas boom, is met by protest

Foreign business leaders are increasingly looking to Pennsylvania as a potential location for investment because of the availability of abundant Marcellus Shale natural gas, Gov. Corbett told an industry-supported energy summit Friday.



Marcellus Shale drillers to pay $202.47M in per-well impact fees for 2012

The state will pay out slightly less in Marcellus Shale impact funds to counties and municipalities this year, tied to a mandated drop in per-well drilling fees.



Transco unveils route for proposed Mountain Top pipeline expansion

The company planning a new pipeline expansion project to run through the Mountain Top area unveiled its route at a public hearing Wednesday night.



Coal Recovers Lost Ground As Natural Gas Prices Rise

Competition between coal and natural gas is intensifying



More than Half a Million Northeast Homes Switched to Natural Gas Heat from 2000-2010

The American Gas Association (AGA) estimates that more than half a million housing units in the Northeast switched from oil to natural gas for their primary heating fuel from 2000-2010.