News

12.17.13

Plan to move fracking wastewater by barge stirs controversy

The Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation's rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages.

 

12.16.13

Gas-fired power plant may be built in Greene County

A privately owned company is thinking of building a gas-fired power plant in Greene County.

 

12.16.13

Proposal requires drillers to inform Allegheny County about their progress

Council to move on filling loophole at Tuesday meeting

 

12.16.13

Project aimed at clearing 'orange' river unveiled

Everyone knows the exact spot where the Lackawanna River turns orange. You can even see it from space.

 

12.16.13

Marcellus Shale drilling becomes more efficient

When David Dewberry landed in Pennsylvania in 2010, the veteran of the migratory worldwide oil-and-gas workforce said he required more than a month to drill a typical Marcellus Shale natural gas well.

 

12.13.13

Method makes shale waste water recyclable

Starting in January, Daniel Ertel's wastewater processing plant in Williamsport will start churning out commodities: Oil. Methanol. Sodium chloride.

 

12.12.13

County commissioner: 'Misconceptions' about gas industry likely hurting tourism

The Bradford County commissioners could take action within the next year to address what they say are major misconceptions that people in other parts of the country have about how the gas industry has affected Bradford County's landscape.

 

12.11.13

Action at the pump

Believe it or not, you now can fill up your tank in Williamsport for $1.99 per gallon. The catch? You have to drive a vehicle powered by compressed natural gas, or CNG.

 

12.11.13

Local company offers natural gas vehicle conversions

It wasn't necessarily a novel idea but more a case of seeing a business opportunity and seizing it. "There was no one else in the area doing this," said Keevin Larson, a partner in CNG Solutions.

 

12.11.13

Renewables and Natural Gas are Partners, Not Opponents

Renewable energy sources and natural gas should be considered as complements and not rivals. A hybrid gas-electric clean energy provides a workable engineering solution while 100% Renewables models based heavily on wind, solar and efficiency fall short of the meeting the functional needs of a modern technology intensive society.