News

06.26.14

Utility: ATVs damaging pipeline routes in Erie region

So much fun, it must be illegal. That's the headline of a National Fuel advertisement cautioning recreational riders to stay away from natural gas pipelines buried throughout the region.

 

06.24.14

House bill would require drillers to report production monthly

In an age of big, fast data, Pennsylvania takes its slow, sweet time collecting information on how much gas is produced from wells in the commonwealth.

 

06.23.14

Panel: Energy industry opening more of its positions to women

About 100 members of a regional group that promotes women finding jobs in the energy industry heard some good news Tuesday. The industry is hiring more females, and not just in "back office" or supporting roles.

 

06.20.14

American Heroes Return Home to Jobs With the Help of Natural Gas

If anyone knows that every expense must be scrutinized to ensure the biggest bang for the buck, it's a small business owner. And one business owner is finding a way to save money and hire our nation's heroes while he's at it.

 

06.16.14

Land management bureau inspections are current for oil and gas wells on Pa.'s federal lands

While western and southern states are floundering when it comes to inspecting high-priority oil and gas wells on federal lands, Pennsylvania scores high in that area. But that's probably because there are only six of them.

 

06.16.14

Renewable Resources Used in US Power Plants

In 2013, 13% of the US electricity generated was from renewable sources. Here's a look at what renewables make up this amount.

 

06.16.14

Area counties' Shale impact fees up 15.5%

Philadelphia and four surrounding counties will receive $3.9 million this year from the Marcellus Shale impact fee, up 15.5 percent from last year, according to figures released this month by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.

 

06.16.14

State Adds 2,000 Acres to Farmland Preservation Program

The 2,014 additional acres will be located on 26 farms in 14 counties, including Bucks, Chester, Lehigh and Northampton.

 

06.13.14

EQT announces pipeline to carry Marcellus gas to the Southeast

Pittsburgh-based EQT and a Florida company NextEra Energy launched a non-binding open season for drillers that want to reserve capacity on the Mountain Valley Pipeline project, which will connect Marcellus and Utica natural gas to markets in the southeastern U.S.

 

06.12.14

Westmoreland County authority hires drilling auditor to oversee shale royalties

By the end of this year, royalties from Marcellus shale gas drilling could provide 10 percent of the revenues generated by the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County, according to agency officials.