News

08.27.12

If natural-gas cars hit the road, who pays the gas taxes?

How do users of alternatively powered vehicles pay road-use taxes equivalent to the state and federal gasoline taxes the rest of us pay at the pump?

 

08.23.12

Shell discusses future of cracker plant in Beaver County

Shell Oil Co. officials are working to make inroads with the community that may host their lucrative ethane cracker plant, but note that hurdles still remain before the Beaver County site may get their final stamp of approval.

 

08.22.12

DEP allows Cabot to resume fracking in Dimock, leaves drilling on hold

The state Department of Environmental Protection has granted Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. permission to resume hydraulic fracturing in an area of Dimock.

 

08.21.12

Critics say Pa. DEP gas data has serious flaws

Data on Marcellus Shale natural gas production last week did not include numbers from Chesapeake Energy -- meaning the biannual totals weren't close to being accurate. The firm has been a top producer in previous reports.

 

08.21.12

Marcellus flowback recycling reaches 90 percent in SWPA

DEP released numbers last week confirming that more than 90 percent of its flowback fluid is being reused in southwestern PA.

 

08.20.12

Pipeline aimed at Northumberland County

A $1 billion pipeline transporting Marcellus and Utica shale gas may cut through Northumberland County.

 

08.20.12

Guthrie and Geisinger team up to study health impact of Marcellus Shale

Two regional health-care systems, Guthrie Health and Geisinger Health System, will team up to study how Marcellus Shale gas drilling affects the health of those living in the region.

 

08.17.12

County Marcellus Shale yield skyrockets

The amount of Marcellus Shale gas produced in Allegheny County more than doubled in the first half of 2012.

 

08.15.12

Cabot, Dimock families near settlement on gas drilling contamination

Lawsuit brought by three dozen Dimock Twp. families against Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. is nearing a settlement for several residents who allege natural gas drilling contamination harmed their health and property.

 

08.15.12

Marcellus Shale revenues help to expand Game Commission program

Thanks to a series of Marcellus Shale leases approved by the Board of Game Commissioners in 2011, hunters will see pheasant stocking efforts increase to 200,000 birds for the upcoming small game seasons.