Improving Chesco pipeline website, and helping other counties adopt similar protocols

Tom Casey continuously fields calls and e-mails from anxious people asking about pipeline projects and safety, and the meaning of a right of way.



Natural gas glut puts brakes on WV's boom times

Scattered along the western part of Tyler County (W VA) are newly quiet natural gas drilling rigs, their pumps no longer moving up and down like a 24/7 see-saw.



Chesapeake agrees to increase gas lease settlement to $11M

Chesapeake Appalachia LLC has agreed to increase payment from $7.5 million to $11 million to settle a class-action lawsuit with natural gas leaseholders who claimed the company wrongly charged them post production fees, according to court documents.



Report on water quality says Monongahela River no longer degraded by sulfates

Because of reduced sulfate contamination, the Monongahela River is no longer listed as degraded, according to a new state water quality assessment report.



Online tool predicts natural gas production, decline

Once again, is staying ahead of the production curve.



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.