Area school budgets cushioned by gas money

Looking south from a parking lot at Trinity Middle School, one can see a glint of water through the trees - a reservoir. But not far beyond that, hidden from plain view, is a well extracting natural gas from deep beneath the earth' surface.



USGS: Natural Methane in 80% of Drinking Water Wells in Pike County, PA

Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) found detectable levels of naturally-occurring methane in 80% of drinking water wells it sampled in Pike County, PA, an area prospective to the Marcellus and Utica shales but where unconventional development is currently banned.



Third gas pipeline in planning stages

Four companies in a joint venture plan an interstate natural gas pipeline to run from Luzerne County to New Jersey.



Southwestern Energy fined for drilling unpermitted wells in Bradford County

Southwestern Energy Production company will have to pay $128,031 for drilling five unpermitted Marcellus Shale gas wells in Bradford County. The state Department of Environmental Protection announced the fine today after the Houston, Texas company continued to drill even after the DEP issued a "notice of violation" in January 2013.



Goodhart Sons Inc. Announces New Pipe Fabrication Facility

Goodhart Sons Inc., a 79-year-old non-union ASME code shop, industrial fabricator and erector serving both domestic and international clientele, has announced development of a new pipe fabrication facility at their Lancaster, PA headquarters.



FERC hears public comment on Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project

New pipelines would pass through five northeast counties on its way to Transcontinental Pipeline.



DEP report faults human error in fatal Greene County well explosion

Human error by an inexperienced natural gas well worker probably led to a February explosion that caused a fatal fire on a Marcellus Shale well site in Greene County, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said.



Pa. named top global destination for energy industries

The Foreign Direct Investment Association says Pennsylvania is the top destination in the world for energy.



Propane 101

Propane is used by millions of Americans each and every day. Traditionally, propane is often thought of for heating and cooking with household items including furnaces, water heaters, air conditioners, dryers, ranges and outdoor grills. However, in recent years non-traditional uses such as powering fleet vehicles have become more popular.



Man who dumped fracking waste into river gets prison term

U.S. District Judge Donald Nugent sentenced Benedict Lupo to 28 months in prison and fined him $25,000.