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.



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.



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.



USW Welcomes Commerce Department Decision on South Korean Oil Country Tubular Goods

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Commerce made its decision to impose dumping margins against South Korean oil country tubular goods (OCTG) dumped into the United States.



Crop yield effects of pipeline installation

The Bradford County Conservation District and Penn State Extension are looking to study the effect that gas pipeline installation is having on crop yields.



Oil & Natural Gas Development Arrives at Pittsburgh International Airport

A partnership between CONSOL Energy, Allegheny County and the Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) has the potential to be a $1 billion opportunity that will further distinguish southwestern Pennsylvania and the surrounding Appalachian Basin as the new global Energy Capital.



Fracking Sends Northeast Natural Gas Output to Record

Record natural gas production from the Marcellus shale deposit in the Northeast is helping send U.S. output to an all-time high, as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling unlocked underground supplies.



J&J dabbles in CNG; Somerset company part of joint venture to build natural-gas-powered dump trucks

Although some cities fuel their buses and municipal trucks with CNG, not many private businesses use CNG. While the cost of trucks is higher with CNG fuel systems, that initial cost will be recouped over time.



Impact Fees Help Fund Housing Needs In Marcellus Shale Region

Gov. Tom Corbett Tuesday announced the PA Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Program (PHARE), since 2011, has invested $49.8 million from natural gas and federal funding sources has been invested in housing initiatives by the Corbett administration to address housing needs created by the growing natural gas industry presence in Pennsylvania.



Survey of Washington, Greene elected officials shows positive views of gas industry

A survey of elected leaders in Washington and Greene counties found generally positive experiences with the gas exploration industry that has changed the face of their communities.