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05.02.13

Natural gas service bills clear Senate panel

A Senate committee overwhelmingly approved two bills to give state government a role in directing utilities to extend natural gas service to areas that lack it.

 

05.01.13

Berks official calls gas pipeline here likely

When it comes to a major natural gas pipeline project, Berks County officials aren't reading much into the word "suspended."

 

04.30.13

Air Products to build its first U.S. heat exchanger

The device will allow for export of natural gas, marking a shift in national energy sector.

 

04.30.13

State: Drilling didn't foul northeast Pa. wells

Gas drilling isn't to blame for a high-profile case of methane contamination in northeastern Pennsylvania, state environmental regulators said Monday, but a homeowner with fouled water vowed to press on and said she doesn't trust the agency.

 

04.29.13

Jail term imposed for Marcellus pipeline damage

A Marcellus Shale natural gas worker who admitted he knowingly on three occasions in June 2011 damaged a buried pipeline in northern Lycoming County with an excavator will spend a year and a day in prison.

 

04.29.13

Municipalities count the ways to spend gas well impact fee disbursements

Greene County government was not going to collapse if it had not received $3.1 million in Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling impact fees earlier this year. But county commission Chairman Chuck Morris did refer to the money as "a blessing."

 

04.26.13

In Steel Valley, composite gas tanks sign of revolution

For more than 100 years, the Christy Park Plant in McKeesport has been manipulating steel into cylinders.

 

04.24.13

Shale deals in Pennsylvania reach $882 million

Mergers, acquisitions and partnerships that happened across Appalachia's gas fields were enough to make the Marcellus Shale and the Utica Shale the country's second- and third-most popular formations for big-ticket deals in the first quarter of 2013, according to an analysis released Wednesday by PwC.

 

04.24.13

Controversy builds over Loyalsock forest drilling

A controversy over possible natural gas drilling in the Loyalsock State Forest is building as several state lawmakers and environmental groups called Tuesday for Gov. Tom Corbett to take a stronger role in protecting the forest.

 

04.23.13

Interior chief Jewell: 'One size doesn't fit all' on fracking

Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell, a former drilling engineer in Oklahoma, said: "Fracking as a technique has been around for decades... I have performed the procedure myself very safely."