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03.21.14

Official: Boom at city railyard tied to drilling

City Council learned Thursday, if its members did not already know, the Newberry Railyard, primarily through Marcellus Shale industries and natural gas exploration businesses, has become the largest of its kind between Harrisburg and Buffalo, N.Y.

 

03.21.14

Natural gas fueling station headed to Pittston Township

The region's first public-access liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas fueling station is coming soon to Pittston Township.

 

03.21.14

Update on ethane 'cracker' petrochemical plant good news for Beaver County, leaders say

State and Beaver County officials can't wait for Royal Dutch Shell to decide whether it will build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant along the Ohio River. Now neighbors won't have to wait to see intensified activity around the potential ethane "cracker" site.

 

03.21.14

Beaver County firms place wager on Shell building petrochemical plant

After eight years of up and down business, Ed Vescovi is hoping the best is yet to come for the dormant biodiesel plant he oversees on the banks of the Ohio River in Beaver County.

 

03.18.14

Drilling impact fees OK'd in agreement on Pennsylvania oil and gas law

The impact fee on Pennsylvania's shale drillers is likely to stand under an agreement reached in the challenge of the state's revamped oil and gas laws.

 

03.17.14

Gas boom still possible for region

The natural gas boom is passing Luzerne and Lackawanna counties by, at least for now - but that might not be a permanent situation.

 

03.17.14

Gas conversion plant gets preliminary nod in Berks County

A Canadian company has won preliminary approval to build a plant that would convert natural gas to gasoline, propane and other products. South Heidelberg Township supervisors on Thursday night gave preliminary approval to the site plan for Calgary-based EmberClear Corp.'s project, The Reading Eagle reported.

 

03.17.14

Gas leaseholders may send copies to Yaw's office for review by AG

Leaseholders who think they haven't gotten correct royalty payments from natural gas companies may send copies of their leases, addendums and records of payment to the Harrisburg office of state Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Loyalsock Township.

 

03.17.14

INDIANA COUNTY: Funds from drilling impact fee allocated

The Indiana County commissioners Wednesday approved allocations of the county's share of the second disbursement of money from the Act 13 Impact Fee distribution, or "unconventional gas well fund."

 

03.17.14

Experts see cheaper, easier way to turn natural gas into fuels

U.S. scientists said on Thursday they have devised a potentially easier, cheaper and cleaner way to turn natural gas into usable fuels and chemicals - a discovery which could lead to natural gas products displacing oil products in the future.