Franklin Township Municipal Sanitary Authority inks deal with driller

One sewage company's waste water is a drilling company's treasure.



Hiring in shale industry shifts to engineering, construction workers

Gas companies operating in and around the Marcellus shale say they are increasingly hiring skilled workers for engineering and construction jobs as the industry matures beyond the rush to drill wells.



Peoples hopes surcharge will help expand gas service

Peoples Natural Gas wants to supply more southwestern Pennsylvania homes with natural gas, and it has filed a new tariff plan that would make it easier for customers to connect to pipelines.



Funding for health studies near drill sites loosening

Science requires replication, and lots of it. So it's been difficult to gauge the health impacts of shale development from a few scattered studies, says Bernard Goldstein, a public health expert who once led the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health and remains an active voice in the fracking health debate.



Nitrogen fertilizer market nearing saturation after shale gas boom

The U.S. nitrogen fertilizer market will soon reach a point of saturation, following the sharp increase in capacity in recent years as the cost of natural gas - used in fertilizer production - fell with the fracking boom.



EQT to tap Pennsylvania's Utica shale

Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp. has decided to try its luck with tapping its natural gas reserves locked up in Pennsylvania's Utica shale.



DEP extends alternative fuel vehicle rebate program

The state Department of Environmental Protection on Thursday announced it is extending its alternative fuel vehicle rebate program.



Impact fees fund Potter Co. bridgework

Thousands of dollars paid in "impact fees" by companies drilling for shale gas are coming to two Potter County townships for bridge repairs.



AG releases audit of DEP's enforcement of oil gas industry regs

A state audit of the Department of Environmental Protection's regulation of the oil and gas industry revealed inconsistent enforcement, disorganization and poor record management.



What is Frac Sand?

This special sand is one of the keys to producing oil and natural gas from tight shale formations.