State drilling fee revenue falls below $200M, following natural gas prices

Pennsylvania's drilling fee revenue dropped below $200 million this year as lower gas prices triggered a lower amount that deep-shale drillers must pay to the state.



Texas Eastern Transmissions plans gas pipeline improvements in Lebanon County

One of the nation's largest natural-gas-transmission companies is making plans to expand a pipeline that passes through the Lebanon Valley.



Dominion signs deal with India for gas exports

Dominion Resources announced an agreement Monday to liquefy up to 2.3 million metric tons of natural gas annually at its planned export terminal in Cove Point, Md., for a U.S. affiliate of GAIL, the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company in India.



GIS offers estimates of gas industry activity to Gas Task Force

There's only so much land in Clinton County, and only so much natural gas to harvest beneath that land ... so how much can that drilling companies expand their footprint in our region? Where might they do so? When and where can we expect growth? When will the industry increase its activity?



Hanover nature trail gets share of York's Marcellus Shale money

York County has allocated nearly all of its $369,000 share of the impact fee from natural gas drilling in the state's Marcellus Shale, recently approving a $54,500 donation toward a nature trail in Hanover.



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.