Grants from well impact fees available

Crawford County will make almost $500,000 from unconventional gas well impact fees available this year to local governments, public authorities, 501(c)(3) nonprofit groups and area-wide agencies like housing, recreation or community development.



CNG pump: Small start to what may be a huge new business

Nearly four years after set out to build a nationwide fueling network for compressed natural gas, the Bala Cynwyd company last week launched its first outlet: a single pump at a BP Station next to a Roosevelt Expressway on-ramp.



Oil and gas companies court military veterans as shale boom grows

Finding work in the energy sector isn't a new concept for veterans, but there has been an increased interest in recent years due to the shale gas boom. Carl Dokter, a development manager with Fort Worth-based Range Resources, has seen this trend first hand.



Yale, Penn State studies offer conflicting views of fracking

Two academic studies exploring health and water issues in the gas drilling industry on Wednesday painted very different pictures of its potential impact and brought rebukes from advocates on both sides.



Communities, oil/gas companies navigate drilling issues

When Consol Energy Inc. began drilling the first of 45 planned wet gas wells on 9,000 acres of Pittsburgh International Airport land in Findlay Township in August, township Supervisor Janet Craig was not worried.



Lehigh Valley natural gas station to get major boost

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., the largest provider of natural gas transportation fuel in North America, is preparing for $1.08 million in upgrades to a Lehigh Gas Partners fueling station in South Whitehall Township.



Countdown to boom town; Elk County eyes gas drilling 'windfall'

In the midst of a natural gas "awakening," St. Marys in Elk County may sit poised as the state's next Marcellus Shale boom town as a powerful natural gas interest, lured by lower overhead and larger profits, begins aggressively investing in the city.



Standard water testing sought in shale industry

State environmental regulators will participate in a gas industry-funded study aimed at developing standards for testing groundwater near drilling sites for the presence of methane.



Shell touts Utica gas wells in northern Pa.

Energy companies might have another sweet spot for gas drilling in Pennsylvania.



Semirural neighborhood becomes Marcellus Shale zoning battleground

A semirural enclave in Lycoming County has become the latest legal battleground pitting neighbor against neighbor over Marcellus Shale gas drilling.