Feds focus crackdown on wage violations in shale gas industry

A two-year federal crackdown on overtime and wage law violations by companies working in the booming Appalachian shale gas industry resulted in back-payments totaling nearly $4.5 million to 5,300 workers in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.



Wind Farms Denied In Foster Township

A community in Luzerne County is celebrating a victory after a company wanting to build wind turbines there was denied its application.



Marcellus Shale fuels lower natural and propane gas prices this winter

Fueled by Marcellus shale development, natural gas prices in the midstate just went down 4.7 percent from summer as winter begins.



Chesapeake Energy's royalty payment practice investigated by Department of Justice, states

Chesapeake Energy's royalty payment practice is being investigated by the Department of Justice and several states.



Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's $1 billion drilling tax prediction might be high

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on natural gas drillers would raise more than $1 billion.



Southwestern to buy some WPX gas wells, land for $300 million

Houston-based Southwestern Energy Co. will pay $300 million to buy some of the Marcellus shale gas drilling assets that WPX Energy Inc. wants to offload.



Baseline Groundwater Quality Studies Find Naturally Occurring Methane in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Well-water tested in Wayne and Pike counties contains low-to-moderate concentrations of naturally occurring methane, according to new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey.



Learn About Marcellus Shale And Pipelines

Penn State researchers are seeking 50 residents living in rural Lancaster County who are interested in science and energy to participate in the Marcellus Community Science Volunteer Program, a ten-week program exploring the natural and social sciences through the context of natural gas development.



Report: Methane Emissions Decline in Top Oil and Gas Basins

A new report by Energy In Depth shows that methane emissions from oil and gas development have significantly declined in many of the top producing basins across the country, even as oil and gas production has skyrocketed.



Marcellus Shale gas boom means more ... mulch?

The impact of increased natural gas production in the region has rippled out to local businesses such as restaurants, gas stations, rental homes - and wood waste recycling.