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05.24.13

FracFocus Drillers' Registry to Create Chemicals Database

FracFocus, the website drillers use to disclose chemicals in hydraulic fracturing, is revamping its system next week to let regulators for the first time search and aggregate the information.

 

05.23.13

Marcellus shale testing to start in Perry Township

From spooked cattle to losing underground water, Fayette County residents vented their anxieties Wednesday to a pair of natural gas industry representatives at the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Hall.

 

05.22.13

Marcellus Shale has impact on Delco: Rose Tree Media receives $500,000 natural gas grant

State officials have awarded the Rose Tree Media School District a $499,994 Natural Gas Vehicle Development Program grant which will go toward an upgrade of the district's school bus fleet.

 

05.21.13

Production and reclamation Well production, daily monitoring, and prep for market sales

The natural gas industry has brought many new things to northeastern Pennsylvania in a short amount of time.

 

05.20.13

DEP drilling records reveal water damage

State environmental regulators determined that oil and gas development damaged the water supplies for at least 161 Pennsylvania homes, farms, churches and businesses between 2008 and the fall of 2012.

 

05.20.13

Scientists find new tools for tracing fracking impacts

Researchers in the Rice University chemistry professor's laboratory have developed nanoparticles that will flow with the fluid used to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells, slip through rocks and travel wherever the water ends up - in a holding pond at the surface, a tanker on the highway or, in a worst-case scenario, a nearby drinking water well.

 

05.20.13

Marcellus Shale boosts Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport lost 1.9 percent of its departing flights between 2007 and 2012, but the airport rates considerably better than most of its similar-sized peers, a new study shows.

 

05.17.13

Marcellus Shale boom makes rural hospital cutting-edge

The Susquehanna County community has seen its share of change over the years. Recently, there has been a burst of activity related to the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom.

 

05.17.13

Chambersburg, area business get state funding for natural-gas vehicles

The Borough of Chambersburg and an area business have been awarded state funding to purchase natural gas vehicles or convert existing vehicles to natural gas.

 

05.17.13

Marcellus Shale Attracts Swift Worldwide Resources to Pittsburgh

The Marcellus Shale boom in western Pennsylvania has gained the attention of oil and gas companies, and they are seeing new opportunities in Pittsburgh.