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06.17.13

Workers cope with slow side of drilling field

Ally Guyach is a type of worker that was virtually nonexistent three years ago in the oil and gas sector. What type? Unemployed.

 

06.17.13

Louisiana-based fracking firm could hire 200 Monessen-area residents

A Louisiana-based fracking company is coming to Monessen, potentially providing as many as 200 new local jobs.

 

06.17.13

Corbett touts shale-gas boom, is met by protest

Foreign business leaders are increasingly looking to Pennsylvania as a potential location for investment because of the availability of abundant Marcellus Shale natural gas, Gov. Corbett told an industry-supported energy summit Friday.

 

06.14.13

Marcellus Shale drillers to pay $202.47M in per-well impact fees for 2012

The state will pay out slightly less in Marcellus Shale impact funds to counties and municipalities this year, tied to a mandated drop in per-well drilling fees.

 

06.13.13

Transco unveils route for proposed Mountain Top pipeline expansion

The company planning a new pipeline expansion project to run through the Mountain Top area unveiled its route at a public hearing Wednesday night.

 

06.12.13

Coal Recovers Lost Ground As Natural Gas Prices Rise

Competition between coal and natural gas is intensifying

 

06.12.13

More than Half a Million Northeast Homes Switched to Natural Gas Heat from 2000-2010

The American Gas Association (AGA) estimates that more than half a million housing units in the Northeast switched from oil to natural gas for their primary heating fuel from 2000-2010.

 

06.11.13

McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises repositions itself to serve shale drillers

About 10 years ago, Jim Lind wondered what would become of his business. The family-owned industrial park he helped run in Stowe had turned 100, and its factory buildings showed their age. Big tenants were leaving, and industrial business seemed to have a dim future in Pittsburgh.

 

06.10.13

Gas drilling in limbo in large slice of NEPA

Standing on a hilltop above his Wayne County cattle farm, Bob Rutledge surveys rolling hills and a sea of green grass. His gaze falls to the earth beneath his worn brown boots, where he believes more than a mile below the surface lies an opportunity - natural gas.

 

06.07.13

ACF Industries reopens Pennsylvania rail-car plant due to booming energy sector

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett yesterday participated in a reopening ceremony for ACF Industries L.L.C.'s rail-car manufacturing plant in Milton.