News

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.

 

11.16.12

Susquehanna Health joins Geisinger in Marcellus shale research effort

Susquehanna Health, a health care system serving northcentral Pennsylvania, has joined with Geisinger Health System and Guthrie Health to study the health impacts of Marcellus shale gas drilling, the first large-scale, scientifically rigorous assessment of the health effects of natural gas production.

 

11.16.12

Marcellus pushes boom in regional short line rail traffic

At Allegheny Valley Railroad's Glenwood Yard in Hazelwood, train tracks laid in the heyday of steel and steam trains are being straightened, strengthened and spaced out for the age of Marcellus shale.

 

11.14.12

Former shale gas foe makes a deal to allow drilling on her historic farm

Two years ago, Denise Dennis delivered a dramatic denunciation of Marcellus Shale natural gas development at a Philadelphia City Council hearing. She equated drilling to the tobacco industry, and said that "Pennsylvanians are the lab rats" for a massive shale gas experiment.

 

11.14.12

Acceleration of the Natural Gas Highway

Clean Energy Fuels announced today that it is teaming up with GE to continue development of what Clean Energy calls "America's Natural Gas Highway." In particular, Clean Energy has agreed to buy two MicroLNG plants from GE Oil and Gas (with up to $200 million in GE financing), to be operational by 2015.

 

11.13.12

Canada looks to lure energy workers from the U.S.

U.S. workers, Canada wants you. Here in the western province of Alberta, energy companies are racing to tap the region's vast deposits of oil sands. Canada is looking to double production by the end of the decade. To do so it will have to lure more workers -- tens of thousands of them -- to this cold and sparsely populated place. The weak U.S. recovery is giving them a big assist.