LNG exports get federal approval from Dominion's Cove Point terminal

Federal approval of a much-debated liquefied natural gas export facility in Maryland sends a signal for more drilling in Appalachia that the industry began celebrating Tuesday and environmental groups met with more opposition.



EPA says greenhouse gas releases from wells, pipelines decline

The U.S. oil and gas sector reduced greenhouse gas emissions from well sites, pipelines and processing facilities last year despite the industry's continued growth, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.



If nothing else, Marcellus Shale activity fueling need for snake handlers

The Marcellus Shale natural gas activity in Pennsylvania has created numerous job opportunities, including one that involves rattlesnakes.



Beaver County to receive nearly $3.1 million upfront, drilling royalties for county parks

They're here: A drilling contract and the public's first and only chance to formally comment on the multimillion-dollar deal.



Erie company pays $250,000 fine for Marcellus Shale violations

An Erie company has paid a $250,000 fine for multiple violations of the Clean Streams Law and Department of Environmental Protection regulations while doing Marcellus Shale natural gas pipeline work in Lycoming County.



Gas industry remedies 'brain drain' in Western Pennsylvania

A Crawford County native is an example of what experts believe is the natural gas industry's gradual reversal of the region's decades-old "brain drain," the mass exodus of young, educated workers to other states because there were no local jobs for them. Then came the Marcellus shale boom.



Schools preparing students for jobs in gas and oil industry

The job opportunities popping up throughout western Pennsylvania because of Marcellus shale have been compared by some to the regionís steel industry in its heyday, before cheaper imported steel drove thousands of workers from the mills.



Range Resources aims to lease majority of Claysville

If all goes according to plan, 90 percent of Claysville Borough will soon be leased for natural gas extraction, and Claysville Volunteer Fire Department will get a new truck. It's a win-win situation, according to firefighters and Range Resources.



Balancing gas pipeline expansion, environmental unease a problem in Pa.

The pipes that energy companies need to move record amounts of natural gas from Pennsylvania shale to profitable markets run between 36 inches and 42 inches wide. The line companies must walk between the rush to build and trampling over communities in their path can be much narrower.



Organic farmers appeal approval of gas compressor station

The owners of an organic farm have appealed the township supervisors' decision last month to allow a natural gas compressor station in an agricultural district near their property.