State approves Peoples Natural Gas' plans to expand natural gas service

Homes and businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania currently powered by oil, propane and electricity now have the opportunity to ask for natural gas instead.



Dominion Accepting Applications for $1.5 Million in Education Grants

Grants focus on energy, environment and workforce development



Courtney challenges Wolf's extraction tax

Questioning whether the Natural Gas Severance Tax will penalize counties that drill and reward those that do not, Westmoreland County Commissioner Tyler Courtney sent Gov. Tom Wolf a letter last week asking for clarification of his policy.



PennEast Pipeline Could Save Consumers Nearly $1 Billion Annually in Energy Costs for Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Concentric Energy Advisors' Analysis Estimates Consumer Savings of More Than $890 Million Had PennEast Pipeline's Capacity Been Available Last Winter



County Commissioners Disagree With Wolf's Severance Tax

When Gov. Tom Wolf was campaigning, he said if elected he would place a severance tax on Marcellus shale gas in the commonwealth, and now he's moving forward on a plan to do just that. The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, however, doesn't agree with some changes.



Canadian company centers its Marcellus push in Southpointe

A team of engineers, architects and others last month moved into an office at Southpointe, ground zero for companies working in the Marcellus shale and a hub for Stantec's engineering and environmental services for the oil and gas industry.



Odysseys: Kazakhstan native blazed a trail for female oil engineers

Once Natalya Sachivichik gets focused on a goal, it's almost impossible to talk her out of it. Her parents knew it, so they didn't even try to change her mind when she said she wanted to be a gas and petroleum engineer.



Test results: Air not impacted by EQT well pad in Union Township

Test results from an independent company showed air quality at EZT's Trax Farm well pad in Union Township was normal during the testing period.



Obama administration unveils new fracking rules

The Obama administration said Friday it is tightening rules on fracking with regulations that it says will preserve the oil and gas extraction method while protecting water supplies and the environment.



Peoples Natural Gas proposes rate cut

Peoples Natural Gas said it will seek to lower a portion of its rate beginning Oct. 1.