EPA study: No widespread, systemic harm to drinking water from fracking

A five-year government study released Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency found no "widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water" from unconventional well drilling.



As peak travel season hits, US oil prices drop 3 percent

As the U.S. gears up for its peak season for road travel, drivers are being treated to lower gas costs.



Legalize energy freedom

Historians will view the early 21st Century as the time when America reversed its geographical energy deficit to become the world's leading oil and natural gas producer... overcoming the federal policies of an opposition president.



Pa. legislator wants to encourage fracking firms to use more treated water from mines

A Republican lawmaker is looking to encourage more oil and gas companies to use treated water from coal mines in their fracking operations.



Comments, criticism abound on rules for oil and gas operations

Pennsylvania environmental regulators say they got more public feedback early last year on their proposal to update rules for oil and gas operations than on most rules on any topic the Department of Environmental Protection had proposed in the past.



Pennsylvania drillers, who already pay an impact fee, fighting new tax

Former Gov. Tom Corbett and state lawmakers could have saved some time simply by calling an impact fee on the natural gas industry a tax.



Pennsylvania severance tax would be higher than other gas-producing states, state revenue analyst says

If Gov. Tom Wolf's severance tax is adopted as proposed, Pennsylvania would likely carry the highest effective tax rate among gas-producing states in the country, the director of the state's Independent Fiscal Office testified on Monday.



State chamber makes case against Marcellus severance tax at Shady Maple

When you think about Marcellus Shale natural gas development in Pennsylvania, Shady Maple Farm Market and Smorgasbord is probably not what comes to mind.



Shell officials discuss construction, community issues with Beaver County residents

Shell Chemicals officials Thursday praised the proposed location of their potential Beaver County petrochemical facility, and promised to work with the community to be good neighbors if they come.



Pennsylvania competes among top energy producing nations

Pennsylvania now rivals the world's major energy producing countries, according to a ranking published today by API.