Fracking Sends Northeast Natural Gas Output to Record

Record natural gas production from the Marcellus shale deposit in the Northeast is helping send U.S. output to an all-time high, as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling unlocked underground supplies.



J&J dabbles in CNG; Somerset company part of joint venture to build natural-gas-powered dump trucks

Although some cities fuel their buses and municipal trucks with CNG, not many private businesses use CNG. While the cost of trucks is higher with CNG fuel systems, that initial cost will be recouped over time.



Impact Fees Help Fund Housing Needs In Marcellus Shale Region

Gov. Tom Corbett Tuesday announced the PA Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Program (PHARE), since 2011, has invested $49.8 million from natural gas and federal funding sources has been invested in housing initiatives by the Corbett administration to address housing needs created by the growing natural gas industry presence in Pennsylvania.



Survey of Washington, Greene elected officials shows positive views of gas industry

A survey of elected leaders in Washington and Greene counties found generally positive experiences with the gas exploration industry that has changed the face of their communities.



Fracking Has 'Cut Carbon Emissions More than All the World's Wind and Solar Energy'

Fracking has led to a greater reduction in carbon emissions than all the world’s wind turbines and solar panels put together, the Council of Europe heard last week.



Act 13 funds tapped for Sewickley Township road repair

Municipalities in the region are planning to repair roads with the money they are expected to receive this month from the state's natural gas impact fee that was levied on drilling activity in the Marcellus shale reserves last year.



2014 Pipeline Roundup: Moving Marcellus and Utica Production to New Markets

Surging natural gas production in the Marcellus and Utica shales are moving in nearly every direction. Literally - with pipeline projects proposed or under review.



Building tanks and a workforce

One Johnstown manufacturing company summarizes local employment trends in one word: boomerang.



Crew monitors gas wells in 'living, breathing' safety operation

In a darkened office in Chartiers, three people surrounded by computer monitors keep their fingers on 600 gas wells across several counties.



Natural gas drilling money: Where is it going in York County?

York County commissioners have approved more than $1.7 million for parks and preservation.