Rural gas gathering pipelines kindle concerns about safety laws

An estimated 230,000 miles of natural gas pipelines across the United States - some of them among the largest and highest-pressure pipes in use - are not covered by state and federal pipeline safety laws, a Tribune-Review investigation found.



Reliable alternative to water could ease economic, environmental issues for gas drillers

Some regulators and researchers see it as the shale gas industry's version of the Holy Grail. Finding a viable alternative to the millions of gallons of water that companies use during hydraulic fracturing could remove some of the industry's most serious environmental challenges.



How Dangerous is LNG?

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is often regarded as extremely dangerous and toxic with container ships called floating bombs. But is this perception accurate?



Marcellus driller Vantage Energy to pay nearly $1M for Greene County well problems

A Colorado-based gas well operator agreed to pay nearly $1 million in fines for damage to streams that was caused by a landslide and wastewater spill at a Greene County shale well pad.



New Study Measures Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Production and Offers Insights into Two Large Sources

Researchers find a small percentage of wells accounts for the majority of emissions.



Report claims oil, gas drillers more open about fracking risks

EQT Corp. and Range Resources Corp. were among companies that improved reporting about the risks to the environment and communities from hydraulic fracturing in a scorecard from a group that pushes corporations to be more environmentally responsible.



Gas field drillers, activists seek statewide rules for wells

The absence of statewide rules governing how water wells are built and who can drill them have united some unlikely allies.



How much counties have been getting from Marcellus Shale impact fee

How much have Pennsylvania's counties been getting from the Marcellus Shale impact fee since it was implemented for 2011?



Guar beans prove to be vital to United States fracking, food industries

In the supply chain of the modern frack job, the fluid used to expel gas from underground shale has been a flash point.



Economist says natural-gas growth is critical to energy security

John Felmy, chief economist for the American Petroleum Institute, made a stop at the Charles Chrin Community Center in Palmer Township to speak at an event sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Project 9-12 Tea Party Group, a local nonprofit organization.