DEP issues Chevron nine citations in fatal gas well blast

For two days after a Marcellus Shale natural gas well exploded in flames in Greene County, the well owner, Chevron Corp., refused to allow state investigators onto the property, in violation of oil and gas laws, the state said Thursday.



Community officials worry enacting Pa. shale gas tax will diminish impact fee revenue

A push in Harrisburg to enact a tax on companies pulling natural gas and oil from Pennsylvania shale has some community leaders worried about losing the pipeline of impact fee money flowing to townships and counties.



Pa. Law on Spills More Strict Than Ohio, W.Va.

When it comes to containing spills at natural gas drilling operations, Pennsylvania requires much more of companies operating within its borders than its neighbors in West Virginia and Ohio.



Court blocks use of eminent domain on pipeline to pass through Lancaster County

York County landowners affected by the same proposed Marcellus Shale pipeline that would run through Clay and West Cocalico townships in Lancaster County have won a court battle blocking Sunoco Logistics from condemning their land.



State Senate approves Sen. Yaw landowner protection bills

Three bills expanding the rights of landowners who are currently leased with natural gas companies were approved recently with strong bipartisan support by the full state Senate, according to prime sponsor, Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).



Marcellus Shale helping to fuel Ontario

Canadian Consul General John F. Prato said natural gas from the Marcellus region is playing a big role in Ontario: Just under 30 percent of the natural gas used daily in the province coming from the Marcellus Shale.



Environmental Rights & Marcellus Shale: five questions answered

In December the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling that overturned as unconstitutional key sections of Act 13, the law passed in 2012 to regulate drilling in the Marcellus Shale.



Shell, prospective neighbors of petrochemical plant in Potter, Beaver County, to meet

Royal Dutch Shell plc officials will host two public meetings April 16 to update the public about the multi-billion-dollar petrochemical plant it may build in Potter, Beaver County.



DEP says air emissions from gas drilling flat

Air pollutants emitted by Pennsylvania's natural gas industry stayed relatively level in 2012 despite more pipeline and processing companies being required to report information to the state, environmental regulators told an air quality advisory board on Thursday.



Downingtown woman develops source of pipeline information

Lynda and Steve Farrell moved into their stone house on the side of a hill, their "nook in the woods," in Downingtown one Friday in June 1992. The next morning, they woke up to a bulldozer in the grassy field of their front yard.