Natural Gas Presents New Opportunities for Pa. Contractor

John Anderson knows how to take existing heavy construction equipment and leverage it to find new opportunities, even in a new and emerging marketplace. John Anderson Construction is headquartered in Warren, Pa., (pop. 9,623). It has grown to include four divisions: earthwork, concrete, pipeline and facilities.



Washington County OKs natural gas drilling at airport

Washington County commissioners on Thursday approved a permit to allow natural-gas drilling under the county airport.



13 apply for share of Lebanon County's Marcellus Shale Grant Fund

The Lebanon County commissioners will have some tough choices to make when it comes to distributing the county's share of Marcellus Shale drilling fee funds.



County to award more funding from gas impact fee

The Lycoming County commissioners are expected to award natural gas drilling impact funds to several projects Thursday.



Alternative fuel vehicle rebates available

Pennsylvanians can get help buying alternative fuel vehicles thanks to rebates available under the state's Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program.



Corbett asks drillers to safeguard water

Gov. Tom Corbett has requested that shale gas drillers abide by river, stream and wetland protections eliminated by the state Supreme Court's December ruling that found key provisions of the state shale gas drilling law unconstitutional.



Legal and Regulatory: Not All Pipelines Are Created Equal

The natural gas industry is generally broken into three sectors: upstream, midstream and downstream.



Texas compay agrees to pay fine for employing illegal immigrants

A Texas company surveying for energy deposits in the Marcellus Shale in Lycoming County accepted a plea agreement Friday in U.S. Middle District Court on a charge of conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal Mexican workers.



Riverkeeper can pursue Act 13 challenge

An environmental group can pursue a legal challenge to eminent domain provisions in the state natural gas drilling impact fee law, thanks to a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling.



Westmoreland County towns get less money from shale drilling this year

Westmoreland County and most of its municipalities received less in impact fees from Marcellus Shale gas wells this year than they did in 2012, but the fees are helping local officials keep property tax rates stable.