News

06.12.14

Westmoreland County authority hires drilling auditor to oversee shale royalties

By the end of this year, royalties from Marcellus shale gas drilling could provide 10 percent of the revenues generated by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, according to agency officials.

 

06.12.14

New Poll: Pa. Voters Overwhelming Support Jobs Over New Energy Taxes

"When Pennsylvania voters are given a choice between a new energy tax and jobs, they choose jobs" This was a key finding - among others - of a newly released public opinion survey, as reported by the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

 

06.11.14

The CNG Light Switch

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is domestically abundant, clean, safe, quiet, powerful, efficient, affordable and economical for the United States.

 

06.11.14

DEP: Jon Day impoundment contaminated groundwater

State environmental regulators said a leak at the Jon Day impoundment contaminated groundwater with chloride as crews removed nearly 12,000 tons of soil from the Marcellus Shale drilling operation in Amwell Township.

 

06.11.14

Lawsuit against Cabot Oil can proceed

A Dimock Twp. couple suing Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. over their methane-contaminated well should be permitted to proceed with a negligence claim, but other counts in the suit should be dismissed for lack of evidence, a federal magistrate judge said.

 

06.10.14

Appeals court rules regulators must reconsider Tennessee pipeline project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission violated federal environmental law when it treated one large natural gas pipeline expansion as four separate projects, according to a federal appeals court ruling.

 

06.06.14

Central Pa. firm charged with improperly disposing drilling waste

A north-central Pennsylvania waste cleanup firm and its owner improperly disposed of toxic natural gas drilling waste, the state attorney general's office said in charges filed today.

 

06.06.14

Leasing of State Forest and State Park Land for Oil and Gas Development

WHEREAS, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is the state agency charged with ensuring the stewardship and protection of state forest and state park lands for the benefit of all citizens; and

 

06.06.14

Williams Partners to present plans for its controversial natural gas pipeline through Lebanon County June 10

A spokesman for Williams Partners, the company that wants to build a natural gas pipeline through Lebanon County, said the pipeline will help distribute the riches of the Marcellus Shale, lower the cost of the gas, and help the United States become energy independent.

 

06.04.14

DCNR official: Leases for public lands not endorsed

A high-ranking Pennsylvania conservation official said Tuesday that he is not aware of anyone at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources recommending to the governor or Legislature that the state should lease more public natural lands for oil and gas extraction.