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04.30.14

Hotels a sign of gas industry's impact on area's residential development

When Washington County's newest hotel opens in two weeks, a significant part of its clientele likely will come from the higher end of the oil and gas industry.

 

04.29.14

Most drillers ignore law requiring inclusion of minorities and women

Pennsylvania's natural gas producers have largely ignored a state law requiring efforts to include minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses in contracting opportunities.

 

04.28.14

DEP Office of Oil and Gas Online Resources

One of the positive impacts of shale development across the Commonwealth has been the resources poured into updating the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) website. This is part 2 of 2 highlighting the public resources available online from DEP.

 

04.25.14

Oil and gas supplier Baker Hughes says it will list all fracking fluids

A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a shift for a major firm; it's unclear whether others will follow suit.

 

04.25.14

Findlay OKs natural gas drilling at airport

The Findlay supervisors approved on Wednesday permits necessary for Consol Energy Inc. to drill for natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport despite concerns that one well pad was too close to a residential development.

 

04.25.14

A question of conversion

Many with ties to the energy industry are fighting a perception battle that is preventing more compressed natural gas vehicles from hitting the road.

 

04.21.14

DEP Office of Oil and Gas Online Resources

One of the positive impacts of shale development across the Commonwealth has been the resources poured into updating the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) website. This is part 1 of 2 highlighting the public resources available online from DEP.

 

04.21.14

Marcus Hook refinery gets makeover as natural gas hub

It is out with the old and in with the new at the 500-acre waterfront facility formerly known as the Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery, now the Marcus Hook Industrial Complex.

 

04.18.14

Fracking study in Pennsylvania finds few water concerns

Water quality in Pennsylvania hasn't been affected by hydraulic fracturing in the state, a report from state's conservation department said.

 

04.18.14

Meetings on proposed Shell 'cracker' plant in Beaver County lure 1,000

More than 1,000 people flocked to two informational meetings on Wednesday to hear about Royal Dutch Shell's proposed petrochemical plant in Beaver County, but they didn't get an answer to their biggest question.