News

06.25.12

OSHA and NIOSH issue hazard alert for silica exposure in fracking operations

OSHA and NIOSH issued an alert that outlines the health hazards associated with hydraulic fracturing and focuses specifically on exposures to airborne silica.

 

06.24.12

Settlement reached between Chesapeake Energy, Terry Twp. residents

A settlement was reached between residents of Terry Township and Chesapeake Energy in the amount of $1.6 million.

 

06.24.12

Marcellus Shale Business Expo attracts thousands

The Northern Tier Marcellus Shale Business Expo, in its third year, featured 240 businesses from all parts of the country.

 

06.22.12

Cracker plant proposed in West Virginia

Aither Chemicals LLC of South Charleston, W.Va. is taking the first steps toward determining market interest for the chemicals and plastics that would be produced by a cracker facility in the Kanawha Valley region of the state.

 

06.22.12

Methane near Canton under investigation

Operations at a natural gas well in Union Township near here have been suspended pending the results of an investigation of a methane migration.

 

06.19.12

Valerus puts emphasis on Marcellus shale gas safety

Over the past 18 months, Valerus and its CEO have introduced an emphasis on safety which reshapes floor operations at its maintenance facility in Smithfield, Fayette County.

 

06.18.12

Gov. Corbett turns up pressure on neighbors

Gov. Tom Corbett's administration has been lobbying neighboring states to approve regulations to open the Delaware River basin to natural gas drilling.

 

06.15.12

Williamsport airport set for $13M expansion needed due to gas boom

Transportation officials say an airport serving north-central Pennsylvania will undergo a $13 million expansion.

 

06.15.12

Pennsylvania lobbying for DRBC fracking rules

New York might allow drilling in five counties near Pennsylvania border.

 

06.14.12

New study projects 14 percent growth in shale--related employment in PA

An IHS Global Insight study projects that shale gas-supported employment in Pennsylvania will grow 14 percent each year between 2010 and 2015, more than in any other unconventional gas producing state.