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02.24.14

Chevron caps one of two wells involved in Greene County fire

Chevron said on Sunday afternoon that one of two wells in Greene County that were still leaking natural gas after a Feb. 11 explosion has been capped.

 

02.24.14

Fee hike will add gas well inspectors in field

State environmental regulators plan to hire several dozen new staffers for gas and oil regulatory duties with revenue coming from a permit fee hike for deep Marcellus Shale wells.

 

02.20.14

China Misses Output Targets as It Envies U.S. Shale Gas Success

China has revolution envy. The world's largest energy consumer wants a natural gas boom to match the speedy transformation in the U.S., where shale gas production more than quadrupled between 2007 and 2012.

 

02.18.14

State fines Halliburton $1.8 million for illegally transporting hazardous waste for 12 years

Halliburton Energy Services has been fined $1.8 million for transporting hazardous waste for 12 years in violation of state laws, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.

 

02.18.14

Chambersburg hopes to fuel vehicles with natural gas

Chambersburg compressed natural gas facility would be region's first

 

02.17.14

Chevron: Greene County gas well fires have stopped

The fires at a pair of Chevron gas wells in Dunkard, Greene County, ignited by an explosion last week, stopped burning Saturday afternoon, the company said Sunday.

 

02.17.14

Fracking money to preserve environmental features in York

Money from natural gas fracking in the state's Marcellus Shale formation has been earmarked to buy conservation easements and protect streams, wetlands and other environmental features in York County's Codorus Creek watershed.

 

02.14.14

Yaw calls for inquiry of Chesapeake Energy

State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) announced recently that he has sent a formal request to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane asking for an official inquiry into post-production cost deductions by natural gas producer Chesapeake Energy.

 

02.13.14

Greene County shale well continues burning

It is the worst fear of anyone who works on a natural gas well. A spark or an error on the job results in a potentially deadly well fire that burns out of control, causing even more danger to the experts who have to be flown in to contain the blaze.

 

02.13.14

Feds seek public comments for proposed natural gas pipeline in Solanco; new details released

If you have any concerns about the 9 miles of natural gas pipeline Transco wants to build in the southern end of Lancaster County, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission wants to hear from you.