DCED chief: Pennsylvania at center of energy revolution

A top state official said that Pennsylvania is at the center of an "energy revolution" and attention has now moved to drawing companies related to natural gas drilling to the state.



Citizens provide input for gas well fund

The Fayette County Commission held a meeting to hear from residents about how they have been impacted and their opinion on the best use Act 13 impact fees.



Report targets skills needed to fill energy jobs

The "Workforce Analysis Report: Energy Sector Jobs in Greater Pittsburgh," identified 14 high-demand, hard-to-fille occupations and work force development challenges.



Politics, environmental, global trade issues complicate natural gas exportation

Manufacturers and drillers have been warring over exports for more than a year, but many industry analysts say exporting is inevitable.



Natural Gas On The Verge Of A Breakout To $4 As Stars Line Up

The boom in natural gas production that has pushed prices below $2 per thousand cubic feet back in April has planted the seed for a huge correction the other way.



Natural gas gets nod from auto analysts as vehicle fuel of future

Natural gas got a strong vote of confidence as a future vehicle fuel at the Society of Automotive Analysts Strategic Planning Summit in Southfield, MI.



Lehigh Gas installs natural gas pumps AS

With the opening of a compressed natural gas pump outside Philadelphia on Wednesday, Lehigh Gas of Allentown moves a step closer to bringing a potentially important gasoline and diesel alternative to the Lehigh Valley.



Pittsburgh's ban on drilling could end

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that "Pittsburgh City Councilman Patrick Dowd plans to introduce legislation that would eliminate a ban on Marcellus shale drilling in the city by creating strict zoning regulations for gas extraction."



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.