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03.04.15

Items, services that would lose sales tax exemption status

Gov. Tom Wolf proposes to lift the sales tax exemption on more than 40 items.

 

03.04.15

Produced and Flowback Water Management in the Marcellus

In the shale oil and gas industry, the mentality of American producers has been backed with: drill, drill, drill - get as much hydrocarbon product out of the ground as possible.

 

03.04.15

Marcellus area officials voice concern about proposed severance tax

Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale impact fee has channeled millions of dollars to areas affected by drilling, money local officials fear might be lost if Gov. Wolf's proposed severance tax on natural-gas production is adopted in Harrisburg.

 

03.03.15

Guest blog: Small businesses driving natural-gas revolution

When asked to name an energy company, many Americans would first suggest one of the giant corporations whose names adorn local gas stations.

 

03.02.15

Natural gas royalties lawsuit hinges on transaction date

A class-action lawsuit over natural gas royalties hinges on the question of when the company sold the gas, an industry expert said Friday.

 

03.02.15

Shale drilling boom a bust for some Western Pennsylvania towns

John Mollenauer has viewed the prosperity raining on western Washington County from the Marcellus shale boom with all the longing of a kid staring through a candy store window.

 

03.02.15

Tax on shale-gas drillers would punish industry, Turzai says

A 5 percent severance tax on shale gas drilling that Gov. Tom Wolf plans to announce would be punitive and would hurt a burgeoning industry in the long run, House Speaker Mike Turzai warned Monday.

 

03.02.15

Major Improvements to FracFocus Announced

As it enters its fourth year, FracFocus, the nationwide system for disclosing chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process, continues to improve its performance and versatility.

 

02.27.15

Few in Westmoreland County opposed to expansion plan for Mariner pipeline

The expansion of a natural gas liquids pipeline that attracted some opposition during the first phase found a friendlier reception Thursday among Westmoreland County residents preparing for another round of construction.

 

02.27.15

Wolf tax proposal puts Beaver County Shell plant at risk, gas group head says

Royal Dutch Shell warned Gov. Tom Wolf that policies which hurt gas production could affect the company's decision on whether to build a multibillion-dollar plant in Beaver County to turn ethane into plastics, the head of a gas industry group said Wednesday.