Shale industry leaders: Billions of dollars possible for local businesses

The word of the day was "opportunity" at the Widener University Small Business Develpoment Center on Wednesday as leaders from the Marcellus Shale industry told local businesspeople that there are billions of dollars available to dedicated entrepreneurs.



Pa. Farm Bureau takes on natural gas drilling companies in royalty disputes

Disputes over royalty payments for oil and natural gas drilling have involved several farmers in rural parts of the state. The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau is now calling on lawmakers to take action.



Shale gas drilling could be boost to Allegheny County parks

At Deer Lakes Park, the toilets don't flush. The bathroom buildings are boarded up. When it rained during Rhonda Russell grandson's birthday party, garbage bags stapled over holes in pavilion roofs leaked, making her, her grandson and his friend dodge water drops during dinner.



Man fights back against Sunoco pipeline plan

Rob Blume can't explain much about the portion of a 375-mile natural gas pipeline Sunoco Logistics might run through his backyard.



Introducing Pennsylvania's Dry Gas Geneseo Shale

Just when everyone thought it was safe to get back in the natural gas water comes news of more potential Devonian-aged prolific dry gas in the Pennsylvania's Geneseo Shale.



Fourth annual conference focuses on helping royalty owners

Gas well productivity and the potential to develop oil and gas from shale formations below the Marcellus were among major themes of a central Pennsylvanian conference Thursday.



FAA approves next step to permit drilling on Pittsburgh International Airport property

Drilling for natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport will not affect the Indiana bat, the short-eared owl, the northern harrier bird or the eastern small-footed myotis, a protected species of bat, the Federal Aviation Administration ruled.



Giant to add liquefied natural gas vehicles

Giant Food Stores was awarded a $125,000 grant to buy five liquefied natural gas vehicles.



More Marcellus jobs coming here

Blair County is not a hot bed for the Marcellus Shale industry as Juniata Township is the only municipality in the county that has any of the gas wells. However, as a result of Marcellus Shale, at least two companies have located here, and another soon will be coming to the area.



Official: Boom at city railyard tied to drilling

City Council learned Thursday, if its members did not already know, the Newberry Railyard, primarily through Marcellus Shale industries and natural gas exploration businesses, has become the largest of its kind between Harrisburg and Buffalo, N.Y.