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07.01.13

Legislature approves Yaw royalty transparency bill

Legislation requiring natural gas companies operating in Pennsylvania to standardize all deductions on royalty check payment stubs has passed both chambers of the General Assembly and now heads to Governor Corbett's desk, according to bill sponsor Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).

 

06.27.13

Ukrainians come to Carnegie to study Marcellus shale gas

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, hosted members of the Ukrainian parliament and other officials who he said were visiting Western Pennsylvania to learn more about shale-gas exploration.

 

06.25.13

Ukrainian parliament members tour region to learn more about shale drilling

A delegation of Ukrainian parliament members toured the area on Monday to learn more about shale drilling for natural gas.

 

06.25.13

York County to get $365K in shale money

York County is set to receive more than $365,000 from fees paid to the state by natural gas drillers in other areas of Pennsylvania, and county commissioners have already committed nearly half of it for the Northern Extension of the York County Heritage Rail Trail.

 

06.20.13

Naturally Occurring Methane Found in Some Sullivan County Water

Two of 20 randomly selected and tested household wells used for drinking water in Sullivan County, Pa., produced groundwater with elevated concentrations of naturally occurring dissolved methane, the most common component of natural gas.

 

06.19.13

Leatherstocking breaks ground on natural gas distribution system in Susquehanna

The rich natural gas deposits under Susquehanna County will finally become available to some institutions, residences and businesses by the fall as Leatherstocking Gas Co. begins installing its natural gas distribution system.

 

06.19.13

Spending Sullivan County's 2013 impact fee allotment

Sullivan County will use the $460,000 allotment that it will receive this year from the gas impact fee for various purposes, including purchasing repeaters to improve radio communication with firefighters and ambulance workers, leasing GIS-related software, and eliminating a waiting list of senior citizens who seek services from the Area Agency on Aging.

 

06.19.13

Officials: Seismic testing using thumper trucks doesn't require DEP permits

Seismic testing using vibe trucks - or thumper trucks - does not require a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection permit, officials said.

 

06.19.13

Local companies work to make the cut in oil and gas

In the welding shop of its Whipple Avenue SW plant, Gaspar Inc. is building the calling card it hopes will be its introduction to the gas and oil industry.

 

06.18.13

Midstream operations Compression and transportation market; pipeline maintenance; and construction

This is the final part in a six-part series giving a step-by-step look at the process that a natural gas company conducts to produce natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.