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09.23.14

Schools preparing students for jobs in gas and oil industry

The job opportunities popping up throughout western Pennsylvania because of Marcellus shale have been compared by some to the regionís steel industry in its heyday, before cheaper imported steel drove thousands of workers from the mills.

 

09.23.14

Range Resources aims to lease majority of Claysville

If all goes according to plan, 90 percent of Claysville Borough will soon be leased for natural gas extraction, and Claysville Volunteer Fire Department will get a new truck. It's a win-win situation, according to firefighters and Range Resources.

 

09.23.14

Balancing gas pipeline expansion, environmental unease a problem in Pa.

The pipes that energy companies need to move record amounts of natural gas from Pennsylvania shale to profitable markets run between 36 inches and 42 inches wide. The line companies must walk between the rush to build and trampling over communities in their path can be much narrower.

 

09.20.14

Organic farmers appeal approval of gas compressor station

The owners of an organic farm have appealed the township supervisors' decision last month to allow a natural gas compressor station in an agricultural district near their property.

 

09.20.14

County distributes $250,000 from Marcellus shale impact fee

This week, the Lawrence County Commissioners disbursed more than $250,000 in funds generated by the state's Marcellus shale impact fee.

 

09.19.14

Oil and gas jobs outnumbered steel jobs in Pennsylvania last year

Anybody who grew up in Western Pennsylvania, worked in a mill or rooted for a football team called the "Steelers" might find it hard to believe, but there are more people in Pennsylvania working in the oil and gas industry than there are in the steel industry.

 

09.19.14

County shares Marcellus Shale revenue

The Lawrence County commissioners are sharing $240,000 with 10 local agencies. The funds, available through the Marcellus Shale Act 13 Impact Fees, are collected through the Public Utility Commission from deep well drillers seeking natural gas.

 

09.19.14

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.

 

09.16.14

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

Nearly four years after VNG.co 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.

 

09.16.14

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.