A New Era

Those who depend on bus transit to get around Williamsport and Lycoming County can now ride on a bus that is powered by compressed natural gas.



Business Workshop: Landowners can terminate oil leases

Unknown to many Pennsylvania landowners who have signed contracts to allow drilling for oil and gas on their land is the fact that in some cases they can terminate the contract the exact moment that the well stops producing any oil or gas.



Website mines Marcellus Shale data

Marcellus Shale exploration produces gas, money, controversy and happy statisticians. The thicket of data tracking Pennsylvania's drilling surge is compiled and stored by different federal and state agencies in various places online and on paper. A Susquehanna County-based website aims to merge it and present it in a meaningful way.



Attorney general appeals sentence for wastewater dumping

The state attorney general's office filed an appeal with the state Superior Court this week, claiming Greene County Judge Farley Toothman's probationary sentence given to Robert Allan Shipman was unreasonable and "did not fit the crime."



Rural townships find money from impact fee most helpful

For many of the more remote and rural Lycoming County communities, the money they stand to receive in natural gas impact fees may feel like a child's Christmas stocking bursting with goodies.



Local developer adding Studio 6 extended stay hotel in Houston

Tejas Gosai plans to soon break ground for a Studio 6 motel off the Houston/Route 519 exit of Interstate 79. It will be the fourth hotel he owns, all in Washington County and all catering largely to Marcellus Shale drillers.



Bradford County gets funding for housing projects

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency recently approved the distribution of $1.27 million for Bradford County to use towards low-income and senior citizen housing projects.



Drillers Shift to Use of Natural Gas

Energy Companies Convert Rigs, Other Gear to Run on Cheaper Alternative to Petroleum-Based Fuels



Report: African Americans, Latinos can benefit from growth in US oil and natural gas development

API released a new report by IHS Global Insight showing the oil and natural gas industry is in a strong position to expand its workforce with minority employees.



EPA Releases Update on Ongoing Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Today the EPA issued an update on its studies, ducking the inevitable round of controversy by releasing its report in the final hours before a long holiday weekend...