News

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.

 

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.