News

06.19.15

Build it and they will come

As Shell buys up property in Beaver County, some have cashed out, others are poised to cash in, and all are awaiting word on a petrochemical plant that may never materialize.

 

06.18.15

Pipeline Foes Prone to Exaggerate the Ease and Likelihood of Exporting LNG

If fuel from the Marcellus Shale, perhaps the largest known source of natural gas in the world, is one day shipped through pipelines in Massachusetts and exported as liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe or elsewhere, should you care?

 

06.18.15

New manufacturing plant could bring 100 jobs to Canonsburg

Officials on Thursday ceremonially opened a jointly occupied facility that may eventually bring more than 100 energy-related jobs to Washington County.

 

06.18.15

Fossil fuel protestors try to disrupt Natural Gas Roundtable event

Fossil fuel protestors tried to disrupt a June 18 Natural Gas Roundtable (NGR) luncheon on Capitol Hill where four US House members were describing efforts to develop energy legislation that Congress would pass and US President Barack Obama would sign into law.

 

06.17.15

Delco chamber helps create Marcellus Shale coalition

The president of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with other chamber and union members to create a coalition that will advocate to advance the economic benefits of the Marcellus Shale.

 

06.17.15

Why Shell acquisition pays off for Beaver County right off the bat

Shell Chemical's now-finalized property acquisition for its ethane cracker plant has enriched Pennsylvania and Beaver County by $270,000, the amount the company is paying in real estate transfer tax.

 

06.16.15

Fracking support grows with increased awareness, RMU poll shows

Support for the use of fracking by the natural gas industry is growing with awareness despite concerns about potential damage to the environment, a new poll by Robert Morris University shows.

 

06.16.15

Shell completes purchase of former Horsehead Corp. site

Shell Chemicals has closed on an agreement to buy the former Horsehead Corp. property along the Ohio River where it could build a multibillion dollar ethane cracker plant.

 

06.15.15

Marcellus housing getting an upgrade

Thanks to the 2014 impact fee, the Pennsylvania Finance Agency is now issuing a Request for Proposals for projects that will improve housing in the Marcellus Shale region in Pennsylvania.

 

06.15.15

New poll shows majority of Pennsylvanians favor fracking

The survey, performed by Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, shows 57.1 percent of Pennsylvanians support the natural gas drilling technique.