Critics say proposed energy tax will lead to higher consumer costs

Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed energy tax will lead to higher costs for Pennsylvania consumers, according to a recently released fact sheet from the Marcellus Shale Coalition.



Shell executive: Cracker plant decision expected 'soon'

More than three years after announcing it would consider building a ethane cracker plant in Beaver County, Royal Dutch Shell may be nearing a final decision.



Links in natural gas supply chain worry about Wolf's proposed severance tax

As much as the Marcellus Shale has fueled an energy boom in the state, business owners and others who are links in the supply chain to the natural gas industry expressed their concerns about the effects of a proposed severance tax.



Shale Gas Creating Renaissance in U.S. Plastics Manufacturing

Industry Comeback Expected to Create 462,000 New Jobs, Triple Net Exports



Waterless fracking test well isn't doing so hot

While the oil and gas industry was excited about the idea of waterless fracking and the environmental and health benefits that it would bring, it is sad to say the Ohio well testing waterless fracking isn't exactly that bright light at the end of tunnel.



How 2 shale companies won shale-gas innovation contest

Two regional companies are among the four winners of the Ben Franklin Shale Gas Innovation & Commercialization Center's Shale Gas Innovation Contest.



How should sources of air pollution be evaluated?

A Pennsylvania judge this week will consider whether state environmental regulators were right to add together the air emissions from a well pad and those from a compressor station producing gas from a state forest in Lycoming County, and then evaluate them as a single pollution source.



XTO seeks to expand Butler County gas processing facility

XTO Energy is looking at expanding its natural gas processing facility in Butler County.



Marcellus permit activity in Pennsylvania

Over the last week, new permitting in the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania has seen quite an increase. However, permits aren't the only thing getting attention in the state.



Pa. municipalities want to preserve annually adjusted impact fee

Pennsylvania municipalities want to preserve a local impact fee for gas development that is adjusted and assessed annually, arguing that Gov. Tom Wolf's severance tax proposal and related plan to cap the fees could hurt local economies.