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04.17.14

State reaps $582M windfall on gas drilling in state forests

Private natural gas and oil wells in state forests pumped $582 million into Pennsylvania budgets in five years, more than tripling the combined revenue of the prior 60 years, state forestry officials said on Wednesday.

 

04.16.14

Drilling in Pa. forests: 'Impacts and trade-offs'

About 1,486 acres of Pennsylvania state forest land has been converted to roads, pipelines, and well pads for Marcellus Shale natural gas development, according to a state monitoring report that will be released Wednesday.

 

04.15.14

Walking, 'talking' drilling rigs aim to modernize fracking

The backbreaking life of a roughneck, the iconic worker bees of oilfield drilling rigs, is getting a little easier.

 

04.15.14

EIA: Railroads expected to take on more LNG

Railroad sector expected to switch from diesel to LNG as U.S. gas reserves grow, EIA says.

 

04.15.14

Shell to discuss possible shale gas plant

Shell Chemical LP plans to hold meetings in western Pennsylvania to discuss the possibility of building a huge natural gas processing plant there.

 

04.10.14

DEP issues Chevron nine citations in fatal gas well blast

For two days after a Marcellus Shale natural gas well exploded in flames in Greene County, the well owner, Chevron Corp., refused to allow state investigators onto the property, in violation of oil and gas laws, the state said Thursday.

 

04.10.14

Community officials worry enacting Pa. shale gas tax will diminish impact fee revenue

A push in Harrisburg to enact a tax on companies pulling natural gas and oil from Pennsylvania shale has some community leaders worried about losing the pipeline of impact fee money flowing to townships and counties.

 

04.09.14

Pa. Law on Spills More Strict Than Ohio, W.Va.

When it comes to containing spills at natural gas drilling operations, Pennsylvania requires much more of companies operating within its borders than its neighbors in West Virginia and Ohio.

 

04.09.14

Court blocks use of eminent domain on pipeline to pass through Lancaster County

York County landowners affected by the same proposed Marcellus Shale pipeline that would run through Clay and West Cocalico townships in Lancaster County have won a court battle blocking Sunoco Logistics from condemning their land.

 

04.09.14

State Senate approves Sen. Yaw landowner protection bills

Three bills expanding the rights of landowners who are currently leased with natural gas companies were approved recently with strong bipartisan support by the full state Senate, according to prime sponsor, Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).