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05.03.15

Proposed rule on noise limits for oil, gas sites in Pa. pleases none

Gas industry leaders and fracking critics in Pennsylvania have found common ground in their views on one aspect of proposed environmental regulations for drilling: A rule aimed at limiting noise from sites is too vague to be effective.

 

05.02.15

Butler County commissioner candidates offer view on drilling tax vs. fees

Butler County government and local municipalities have received millions in impact fees on unconventional gas wells from natural gas drillers.

 

05.01.15

U.S., Canada unveil rules to boost oil train safety

Rail tank cars that are used to transport most crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of catastrophic train crash and fire under a series of new rules unveiled Friday by U.S. and Canadian transportation officials.

 

04.30.15

Oil and gas companies spending millions to terminate drilling contracts

As commodity prices remain low, oil and gas drillers are spending millions to terminate contracts.

 

04.29.15

Women take non-traditional roles in gas, oil industry

The discovery of gas and oil in southeastern Ohio magnified the demand and importance of welders.

 

04.29.15

Planned DEP rules don't satisfy gas industry, environmentalists

Tighter environmental rules proposed by state regulators would hurt Pennsylvania's oil and gas producers, industry officials said Wednesday.

 

04.29.15

Keeping the Shale Gas Flowing in Philadelphia

The major benefits of Marcellus Shale to Philadelphia suggest the City of Brotherly Love is already getting much love from its shale region brothers and should be allied with them against a severance tax, which is anything but brotherly.

 

04.29.15

Gas production up, profits down at Consol, Range Resources

More gas, less profit and lean spending plans are framing the first quarter of the year for Marcellus gas producers, showcasing the impact of Appalachia's ongoing shale gas glut.

 

04.28.15

API: Pension Funds' Oil, Gas Returns Dwarf Other Assets

For every $1 that public pension funds allocated to oil and gas assets in 2005, investors saw a return of 130 percent in 2013, about double their returns on other investments, according to a new study from the American Petroleum Institute and Sonecon LLC.

 

04.28.15

Higher Energy Taxes Will Sting Consumers

Even higher energy taxes will have a chilling effect on our region's economy, including for Pennsylvania consumers and those on fixed-incomes who continue to realize huge shale-related benefits in the form of more affordable and stable energy costs.