Newfield to plug three Wayne County test gas wells

A natural gas drilling company will permanently plug its three test wells in Wayne County after it finished evaluating the geology there.



Leasing state land for shale wells called a business decision

"With natural gas, we discovered we had a new asset," John Arway, executive director of the state Fish and Boat Commission, said. "We had to look at it from a business perspective."



DEP fines EXCO Resources $47,500 for operating unpermitted transfer stations

The Department of Environmental Protection has fined EXCO Resources $47,500 for operating unpermitted residual waste transfer stations in Lycoming and Sullivan counties.



Pittsburgh Rebound Sparked by Spurned Gas Frackers

Drilling into Marcellus shale deposits is banned in Pittsburgh, yet hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operations in the countryside nearby have helped bring in jobs and boost demand for office space in Pennsylvania's second-biggest city.



Report touts future of Marcellus shale

The reserves in the Marcellus Shale tripled from 2009 to 2010, and one industry group predicts the Marcellus soon will be the new leader in domestic shale plays.



Officials from Shell, Beaver County to talk about petrochemical plant

Beaver County officials and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, a regional economic development organization, will offer their take on the operations and impact of the proposed Shell Chemical petrochemical facility.



Corbett hopes Beaver won't have to wait for Shell plant

Beaver County has better than a 50 percent shot of getting Shell's gas-fed petrochemical facility built, Gov. Tom Corbett said during a stop at the proposed site.



PHFA accepting proposals to improve housing in areas impacted by natural gas drilling

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) today for projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing in the Marcellus Shale region of the state.



Development group applauds college's natural gas degrees

Tioga County Development Corp celebrated Mansfield University's new Marcellus Institute, which was established in February to develop new academic programs focused on expanding the shale gas industry.



Pennsylvania officials seek expedited review of Act 13 lawsuit

State officials are seeking a speedy review by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of their appeal to a decision last week overturning statewide zoning for shale gas drilling.