ShaleNet nabs $14.9M from Department of Labor

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that, "The Marcellus Shale workforce development program called ShaleNET is receiving an added $14.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the program, according to a statement from U.S. Sen. Bob Casey."



Natural Gas: Putting the Pedal to the Metal

The coming U.S. energy boom, spearheaded by new technologies that have enabled us to recover vast amounts of previously inaccessible oil and natural gas from rock formations, will be important for several reasons, not least the nation's competitive advantage in the global economy.



Delaware River panel still mum on gas drilling

The five members of the Delaware River Basin Commission, representing PA, NJ, DE, NY and the federal government are not discussing when they will vote on drilling in the Delaware River watershed,



Federal agency says natural gas being used more to fuel electrical supplies

Natural gas use for power generation rose this year, averaging 26.3 billion cubic feet per day for the first 8.5 months of 2012, an increase of 24 percent from the same period last year.



Pennsylvania gas drillers paying $200 million in fees for wells

Pennsylvania's shale drillers are paying slightly more than $200 million this year -- 14 percent more than lawmakers projected -- under the state's new impact fee.



Marcellus Shale impact fee generates more than expected, even with 4 percent of bills unpaid

Most of the Marcellus Shale drilling companies have paid what they owe under Pennsylvania's new impact fee for wells.



Senator, Wayne County resident meet on drilling moratorium

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey commiserated with Wayne County residents and civic leaders over the inability to access natural gas from Marcellus Shale.



Pennsylvania submits its arguments in shale drilling law appeal

Lawyers representing several state agencies argued in a brief filed Tuesday that appellate judges erred in deciding to overturn a portion of the state's new Marcellus Shale drilling law.



TransCanada files new route proposal for Keystone XL

TransCanada has proposed to Nebraska officials a new route for the U.S. segment of its Keystone XL pipeline that avoids the Ogallala Aquifer and the Sandhills region in Nebraska. "The identified route, along with our commitment to implement additional safety requirements above and beyond those required for any other pipeline, ensures the protection of Nebraska's resources," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and CEO. TransCanada submitted the revised route plan to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.



Bankers in Pa. assess impact of natural gas

Banks are trying to determine how to assess both the positive and negative impacts of the Marcellus Shale boom.