Suits claim Marcellus jobs pay less than advertised

Companies tapping the Marcellus shale for natural gas regularly advertise good-paying jobs in Pennsylvania, but three federal lawsuits and a state investigation suggest some of those jobs pay less than they should.



Now serving the oil and gas industry: just about everyone

Let's face it -- the so-called shale drilling revolution is exciting to witness. But since every other month another "next hot new play" seems to surface, it may be easy to overlook the backstory of just what a tremendous economic net the shale phenomenon has cast--not just on industry and producing areas, but virtually everywhere.



Review cuts confusion, bias from studies on shale jobs

Studies vary widely on how many jobs oil and natural-gas drilling will bring to eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. "It only takes a small assumption to create a result that is much higher or lower," said Matthew Rousu, associate professor of economics at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa., and creator of a website designed to evaluate such studies.



Leases for gas drillers don't last forever

Robert Burnett hears from clients about expiring gas leases "almost every day" from his position as chair of the oil and gas group at the Downtown-based Houston Harbaugh law firm.



Keystone Energy Forum and Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs Hold 2nd Annual

Today, the Keystone Energy Forum, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, held its 2nd Annual "Outdoors Forum" focusing on natural gas development and its interaction with Pennsylvania's countryside.



Panel discusses Marcellus Shale Community Compact

Politicians, health industry and government representatives, education leaders, and natural gas representatives discussed impacts of natural gas development in Tioga County.



Natural gas bills in Pittsburgh area expected to keep falling

Falling natural gas prices cut the average monthly home heating bill by $60 to $100 in the Pittsburgh area during the past three years, and experts predict more savings this year.



Marcellus Gas Comes To Town -- In More Ways Than One

The Marcellus Shale Coalition held its annual "Shale Gas Insight" conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia to discuss its ramifications.



Former Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook will process Marcellus Shale products

Sunoco Inc. announced Wednesday that its shuttered Marcus Hook refinery would be reborn as a facility to process Marcellus Shale natural-gas products,



Several express opposition to natural gas pipeline

Staff members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission got an earful of opposition to natural gas at a public hearing on the proposed Constitution Pipeline.