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.



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.



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.