News

08.04.14

Consol, Range hamstrung by lack of pipelines

Consol Energy Inc. more than doubled its gas production during the past three months, compared with the same period in 2013, but like other Marcellus Shale operators, it's eager to get its gas out of this region and to more lucrative markets.

 

08.04.14

Beaver Run water untainted by shale gas wells, tests show

Three years of testing at the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County's Beaver Run Reservoir has found drinking water untainted by Marcellus shale gas wells, drilled just yards from the water supply.

 

08.04.14

This Marcellus Shale City Proves Natural Gas Vehicles Are for Real

Transportation in natural gas-rich regions really is being transformed.

 

07.31.14

DCNR defines what drilling activities will be allowed at public lands

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has sharpened its definition of what will - and won't - constitute a surface disturbance under Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to open areas below public lands to natural gas extraction without cutting trees or moving earth on newly leased tracts.

 

07.31.14

Sunoco Logistics' 300-mile pipeline dealt setback

Sunoco Logistics has gotten a setback to its plans to pump propane and ethane in its 300-mile Mariner East pipeline across southern Pennsylvania.

 

07.31.14

Top 10 highest paying college majors

It's true that on average college graduates make more over their lifetime than non-grads. However, not all majors pay you back the same amount.

 

07.31.14

Franklin Township Municipal Sanitary Authority inks deal with driller

One sewage company's waste water is a drilling company's treasure.

 

07.30.14

Hiring in shale industry shifts to engineering, construction workers

Gas companies operating in and around the Marcellus shale say they are increasingly hiring skilled workers for engineering and construction jobs as the industry matures beyond the rush to drill wells.

 

07.30.14

Peoples hopes surcharge will help expand gas service

Peoples Natural Gas wants to supply more southwestern Pennsylvania homes with natural gas, and it has filed a new tariff plan that would make it easier for customers to connect to pipelines.

 

07.30.14

Funding for health studies near drill sites loosening

Science requires replication, and lots of it. So it's been difficult to gauge the health impacts of shale development from a few scattered studies, says Bernard Goldstein, a public health expert who once led the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health and remains an active voice in the fracking health debate.