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07.22.14

Gulf Oil plans LNG facility in Great Bend

An oil company with Pennsylvania roots plans to have a liquefied natural gas facility up and running in Susquehanna County by the end of 2015.

 

07.18.14

State is ready to act if study of drilling radiation shows the need: PennLive letters

After reading Jan Murphy's article, "Which release is worse - radiation or information on radiation? DEP told to hand over data on well sites," we realized that we were not clear in our response to Murphy's inquiry on the TENORM study; and I want to stress a point that was not made evident.

 

07.18.14

Gov. Corbett agrees not to sign state park leases until court decision

The Corbett administration will not sign any new natural gas leases under state parks and forests until at least this fall under an agreement with an environmental group that was submitted in court on Thursday.

 

07.18.14

Court restores local zoning rules for shale gas drillers in Pennsylvania

An appeals court on Thursday curbed the state's power over local zoning rules that target the growing gas-drilling industry but upheld parts of Pennsylvania's revamped oil and gas laws involving notification of spills, eminent domain and medical records.

 

07.17.14

Butler County to get higher impact fees from gas activities

The windfall from Pennsylvania's impact fee on gas fracking activities in Butler County will be a third higher this year, and there's no shortage of what to do with the extra money. "We've got a lot of ideas on how to spend it," said Butler County Commissioners Chairman Bill McCarrier.

 

07.17.14

Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority replacing fleet with natural gas-powered buses

By next fall, buses operating on natural gas will begin making the rounds in the Valley. Bob Smith, operations manager for the Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority, said the price of compressed natural gas is more stable than diesel fuel, which the entire fleet now uses.

 

07.17.14

Bradford County commissioners ask feds to investigate Chesapeake Energy

Bradford County's three commissioners have reached out to the federal Department of Justice, seeking its help investigating allegations gas driller Chesapeake Energy is cheating Pennsylvania landowners out of royalty money.

 

07.17.14

Conservation District helping to monitor water

The Greene County Conservation District is continuing to partner with landowners to monitor water quality in homes and streams throughout the county. Many residents are concerned about the effects that industry and energy development may have on surface water and groundwater resources. Water quality testing is important, but can be very expensive and time-consuming for landowners.

 

07.17.14

Pa. health boss: No quick answer to gas drilling complaints

The head of Pennsylvania's Department of Health said Wednesday that its experts are responding to health complaints related to natural gas drilling, but there is no quick and easy way to answer questions about the issue.

 

07.17.14

Google, nonprofit map gas leaks in U.S. cities

Scientists at the Environmental Defense Fund and Google mapped methane leaks in three U.S. cities using data from sensors mounted on the Google Street View cars. Dots represent leaks, with darker colors indicating bigger leaks.