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01.07.14

Corbett asks drillers to safeguard water

Gov. Tom Corbett has requested that shale gas drillers abide by river, stream and wetland protections eliminated by the state Supreme Court's December ruling that found key provisions of the state shale gas drilling law unconstitutional.

 

01.06.14

Legal and Regulatory: Not All Pipelines Are Created Equal

The natural gas industry is generally broken into three sectors: upstream, midstream and downstream.

 

01.06.14

Texas compay agrees to pay fine for employing illegal immigrants

A Texas company surveying for energy deposits in the Marcellus Shale in Lycoming County accepted a plea agreement Friday in U.S. Middle District Court on a charge of conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal Mexican workers.

 

01.06.14

Riverkeeper can pursue Act 13 challenge

An environmental group can pursue a legal challenge to eminent domain provisions in the state natural gas drilling impact fee law, thanks to a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling.

 

01.03.14

Westmoreland County towns get less money from shale drilling this year

Westmoreland County and most of its municipalities received less in impact fees from Marcellus Shale gas wells this year than they did in 2012, but the fees are helping local officials keep property tax rates stable.

 

01.03.14

County approves contract to convert vehicles to natural gas

The county's dream of starting a natural gas vehicle fleet is starting to come to fruition.

 

01.02.14

Public hearing set on proposed gas and oil regulation changes

Fracking's rules are about to change. For members of the public who want to weigh in before the draft regulations become final, the Environmental Quality Board will hold a public hearing 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Pennsylvania College of Technology Klump Academic Center.

 

12.31.13

Natural gas lines go through lives, too

If approved by federal regulators, a 200,000-pound drill would be erected on their property and bore underground in two directions, creating one segment of Columbia Gas' Eastside Expansion Project. In all, the project calls for adding two nine-mile loops of pipeline, impacting 119 landowners in Chester County and 45 in Gloucester County, N.J.

 

12.31.13

Somerset company Keystone Drill Services innovates to leave diesel

Within the next month, a new electric line will start bringing 23,000 volts of electricity into the headquarters of Keystone Drill Services LLC.

 

12.31.13

New Compressed Natural Gas Station Fills A Gap In Central PA

Pennsylvania-based Clinton County Solid Waste Authority has opened to the public its new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station, located at the Wayne Township Landfill in McElhattan, Pa.