Higher Energy Tax Math Just Doesn't Add Up

As some in Harrisburg work to drastically increase Pennsylvania's energy taxes - a move that will risk shale's broad-based positive benefits and strong record of job growth - it is becoming abundantly and increasingly more clear that their math just doesn't add up.



Haynesville Shale Gas Cost Cuts Lure Drillers From Marcellus

Natural gas output from the Haynesville deposit in Louisiana, which lost the crown as the nation's biggest source of gas from shale two years ago, is growing again as drilling costs decline.



Wolf's gas tax might generate less money than claimed

The federal government this week projected that natural-gas prices would average about 30 percent less in 2015 than last year. That's great news for consumers, but it presents a challenge for Pennsylvania's new governor.



Henry Hub spot gas price down in February

The Henry Hub natural gas spot price averaged $2.87/MMBtu in February, a decline of $0.12/MMBtu from January, the U.S. EIA said in a report on Tuesday.



Gas producer expanding into eastern Pennsylvania markets

Armstrong County-based Snyder Brothers Inc. is expanding the market reach for its natural gas.



Pa. environmental regulators outline new draft of gas drilling rules

Pennsylvania environmental regulators are moving to tighten land and water protection rules on shale gas producers.



Gas industry's pain ripples across Western Pennsylvania

Lunch crowds in the Hardwood Cafe used to be packed with dozens of workers from the natural gas industry.



Gov. Wolf's budget to boost green energy on back of fossil fuels]

Gov. Tom Wolf is looking to borrow money to inject millions of dollars in subsidies and grants into Pennsylvania's renewable energy industry.



Drilling group says Wolf overestimates expected tax revenue

Revenue from Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed natural gas extraction tax - slated to pay for millions in education funding - could fall far short of projections because his estimates are based on higher gas prices in other parts of the country, industry officials said Wednesday.



Under Wolf plan, conservation agency will still rely on gas royalties

Under the budget proposal Governor Wolf unveiled Tuesday, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will continue to rely heavily on natural gas royalty money to fund its general operating expenses.