News

11.27.12

Natural Gas: Energy You Can Hold Infographic

Natural gas isn't just for kitchen stoves and and large power plants. Natural gas liquids are widely used in manufacturing thousands of everyday products, as well as fertilizers and other applications that people may not be as familiar with.

 

11.27.12

Agency to make Marcellus housing aid decisions

An initial outlay of revenue from gas drilling impact fees to address affordable housing needs in the Marcellus Shale region will be made next month by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. The agency's governing board is scheduled to meet Dec. 13 to vote on proposals made by county and municipal officials to tap part of the $2.5 million collected for 2011 gas production, said spokesman Scott Elliott.

 

11.26.12

Natural gas drillers target US truck, bus market

If the trash truck or bus rolling down your street seems a little quieter these days, you're not imagining things. It's probably running on natural gas. Surging gas production has led the drilling industry to seek out new markets for its product, and energy companies, increasingly, are setting their sights on the transportation sector.

 

11.25.12

Marcellus Shale producers making the switch to cleaner rigs

Some Marcellus Shale producers are beginning to practice what they preach: switching to gas-powered drilling rigs that are cleaner, quieter, and cost less than diesels.

 

11.25.12

Natural gas producers turn to 'green completion'

Natural gas producers are turning to new techniques to capture the gas emitted during the well-completion process. In the past, a well's initial production was typically vented or burned off to allow impurities to clear before the well was tied into a pipeline.

 

11.21.12

The Simple Facts on Stray Gas Migration

What is stray natural gas, what causes it, and what protections, standards and regulations are in place to ensure natural gasdoes not get into drinking water as a result of development?

 

11.21.12

Natural Gas Research 'Space Race' Is On

It has taken a couple of years for the energy industry to acknowledge a new reality: Natural gas availability is soaring in contravention of forecasting models that have been in use for decades, and the fuel is set to transform everything from power generation and transport to chemicals and even the trade deficit.

 

11.20.12

Pittsburgh-area residents see drilling as part boon, part bane

Those living in the Pittsburgh and surrounding counties support Marcellus drilling, but they still worry about environmental and health risks, new data says.

 

11.20.12

Industry Vet Sets Sights on Marcellus 2.0

In the latter part of the previous decade, attractive natural gas wellhead prices and technological advances in exploiting shale formations prompted an exodus to Appalachia. Some of the companies flocking to the Marcellus shale formation and its enormous store of natural gas willingly paid landowners several thousand dollars per acre merely to stake their claim and, when the time was right, flip their leaseholdings for a handsome profit to another speculator or to an operating company.

 

11.19.12

Trading gas for gasoline

Leaders in the oil and gas industry, along with state and local government officials and other stakeholders, gathered at Waynesburg University Friday for a presentation on the future of transportation fuels. Entitled "Fill it up, what's in your tank?," the multiphased event, sponsored by Tri-County Oil and Gas Expo, enlightened participants in the slowly growing trend of using compressed natural gas as an alternative fuel source.