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03.05.14

McDonald buys salt with gas drilling impact money

McDonald council members voted tonight to use $12,000 from natural gas drilling impact fees to pay for road salt.

 

03.03.14

Charleroi Area OKs gas-drilling deal

Charleroi Area has struggled to balance its budget in the wake of state funding cuts in recent years. But after approving an agreement with EQT Corp. to allow horizontal drilling on its property, the school board hopes to see a boost in revenue.

 

03.03.14

Natural gas industry buoyed by advancing technology

From the office computer to the drill site, to the wells that can stretch more than three miles underground, nearly everything in Pennsylvania's natural gas industry is different from just a few years ago.

 

02.26.14

Natural gas plant to break ground in Porter Township this spring

A Canadian power developer plans to break ground on its first $400 million power plant in Porter Township this spring.

 

02.25.14

Fee hikes for Marcellus wells to generate $5M in revenue

Permit fees for some wells in the Marcellus Shale will increase come spring, a move that will generate just under $5 million in additional revenue, the Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday

 

02.25.14

Senior housing gets $500,000+ in tax credits

Natural gas impact fees are going to help to build a senior citizen apartment complex for those seeking to downsize, according to state lawmakers and city officials.

 

02.24.14

Chevron caps one of two wells involved in Greene County fire

Chevron said on Sunday afternoon that one of two wells in Greene County that were still leaking natural gas after a Feb. 11 explosion has been capped.

 

02.24.14

Fee hike will add gas well inspectors in field

State environmental regulators plan to hire several dozen new staffers for gas and oil regulatory duties with revenue coming from a permit fee hike for deep Marcellus Shale wells.

 

02.20.14

China Misses Output Targets as It Envies U.S. Shale Gas Success

China has revolution envy. The world's largest energy consumer wants a natural gas boom to match the speedy transformation in the U.S., where shale gas production more than quadrupled between 2007 and 2012.

 

02.18.14

State fines Halliburton $1.8 million for illegally transporting hazardous waste for 12 years

Halliburton Energy Services has been fined $1.8 million for transporting hazardous waste for 12 years in violation of state laws, according to the Department of Environmental Protection.