PHFA accepting proposals to improve housing in areas impacted by natural gas drilling

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) today for projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing in the Marcellus Shale region of the state.



Development group applauds college's natural gas degrees

Tioga County Development Corp celebrated Mansfield University's new Marcellus Institute, which was established in February to develop new academic programs focused on expanding the shale gas industry.



Pennsylvania officials seek expedited review of Act 13 lawsuit

State officials are seeking a speedy review by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of their appeal to a decision last week overturning statewide zoning for shale gas drilling.



Tioga County resident concerned about methane migration

Natural gas drilling and its effects on water wells again was focused on an incident of methane migration that happened in June.



Gas company partners with conservation group

Anadarko, the National Wildlife Turkey Federation - and the Keystone Energy Forum - recently co-hosted "Fueling Conservation," a fundraiser to help pay for habitat projects in Clinton and Lycoming counties.



Liquified Petroleum Gas Fracturing-Will It Replace Hydraulic Fracturing?

Can liquified petroleum gas (LPG) fracturing be used in place of hydraulic fracturing?



County hears proposals for shale revenues

Monessen municipal fire Chief Del Hepple made a plea for the Westmoreland County Commissioners to consider using Marcellus shale gas drilling proceeds to help volunteer fire departments.



Students Explore Career Options at Marcellus Camp

Teenagers learned about career paths in the shale gas industry while attending the inaugural Marcellus Camp 2012 at Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.



US approves portion of Keystone pipeline

TransCanada has a permit, but not for the larger portion of Keystone, which would transport Canadian oil sands from Alberta.



EPA to stop Dimock Twp. water deliveries

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will end water deliveries to four homes in Dimock Township after a repeat round of sampling found no contamination "that would give EPA reason to take further action".