Gov.-elect Tom Wolf's $1 billion drilling tax prediction might be high

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on natural gas drillers would raise more than $1 billion.



Southwestern to buy some WPX gas wells, land for $300 million

Houston-based Southwestern Energy Co. will pay $300 million to buy some of the Marcellus shale gas drilling assets that WPX Energy Inc. wants to offload.



Baseline Groundwater Quality Studies Find Naturally Occurring Methane in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Well-water tested in Wayne and Pike counties contains low-to-moderate concentrations of naturally occurring methane, according to new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey.



Learn About Marcellus Shale And Pipelines

Penn State researchers are seeking 50 residents living in rural Lancaster County who are interested in science and energy to participate in the Marcellus Community Science Volunteer Program, a ten-week program exploring the natural and social sciences through the context of natural gas development.



Report: Methane Emissions Decline in Top Oil and Gas Basins

A new report by Energy In Depth shows that methane emissions from oil and gas development have significantly declined in many of the top producing basins across the country, even as oil and gas production has skyrocketed.



Marcellus Shale gas boom means more ... mulch?

The impact of increased natural gas production in the region has rippled out to local businesses such as restaurants, gas stations, rental homes - and wood waste recycling.



Pa seeks firm for gas fueling venture

The state's newest privatization venture involves pairing compressed natural gas fueling stations with local mass transit agencies.



Conestoga Township rejects anti-pipeline ordinance

Conestoga Township supervisors voted 3-0 Tuesday evening to reject a "community rights" ordinance aimed at blocking a controversial natural gas pipeline through the community.



Gas Flare to Light Up Part of Washington County

A massive, noisy natural gas flare will be visible next week in western Washington County, illuminating the first well that Range Resources Inc. drilled into the Utica Shale formation in five years.



Cumberland County approves green projects to fund with Marcellus shale drilling fees

Cumberland County commissioners voted on Tuesday to award 10 area park and trail projects with funding brought into the county from the state's collection of Marcellus shale drilling impact fees.