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09.04.13

As real data accumulates, shale decisions rely less on predictions

The American people, regular consumers, are the latest target of IHS Global Insights.

 

09.03.13

Chesapeake to pay $7.5 million to settle post-production cost suit

The second largest natural gas producer in the nation agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a class action lawsuit that alleged it improperly charged thousands of Pennsylvania leaseholders post-production fees, an attorney representing the plaintiffs said Friday.

 

09.03.13

Plastics maker protects, profits from gas wells

Ralph S. Alberts Co., a custom-plastics manufacturer that got its start 50 years ago making plane parts for a now-defunct local aircraft factory, has survived the decades by embracing new markets.

 

08.28.13

DEP issues proposed rules for oil and gas well sites, seeks comment

The Environmental Quality Board, the rulemaking body of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, approved proposed regulations aimed at surface activities associated with natural gas drilling.

 

08.28.13

DCNR fueled with gas revenue

Revenue from oil and gas wells is now the primary funding source for the agency overseeing state parks and forests, according to a new legislative analysis.

 

08.27.13

The Upper Devonian Is a Shale Superstar

Everyone likes cake - thick layers of hot-out-of-the-oven goodness topped with rich butter cream icing. It's enough to make to even the most hardened curmudgeon smile. And in the case of the energy industry, North America's shale rock is like a big, sweet piece of seven-layer black forest cake.

 

08.23.13

Planned natural-gas power plant acquired by Texas private-equity firm

A Dallas, Texas, private-equity firm, Panda Power Funds, is acquiring Moxie Energy's planned Liberty Generating Station in Bradford County, Pa., billed as the first power plant developed to use natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation. The 829-megawatt plant will produce enough power to supply 1 million homes.

 

08.22.13

Marcellus Shale waste trips more radioactivity alarms than other products left at landfills

Last year, nearly 1,000 trucks hauling 15,769 tons of Marcellus Shale waste were stopped at Pennsylvania landfill gates after tripping radioactivity alarms.

 

08.21.13

Gas wastewater treatment facility to begin operations

City-based Eureka Resources will add another gas well wastewater treatment facility to meet the growing needs of the Marcellus Shale industry.

 

08.21.13

$1M fine for UGI for failing to fix gas leak

A UGI gas utility has agreed to pay a $1 million fine to Pennsylvania regulators to settle a whistle-blower's allegations that it failed to adequately maintain and repair a high-pressure gas main.