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07.22.13

City to use gas impact fee revenue to fix 25 streets

More than $1 million in natural gas impact fees will be used to pave and repair 25 of Williamsport's streets this fall and next year, enabling the city to get twice as many projects done as in years before, city officials said.

 

07.22.13

The dream of drilling in Wayne is fading

Four years ago, Hess employees slathered barbecue sauce on ribs and cut a cake adorned with the gas company's logo at the Wayne County Fairgrounds to celebrate the closing of a monumental deal.

 

07.19.13

Drilling contractor fined $100,000

A natural gas company operating on Marquart Road in Penn Township was penalized Thursday for getting frack water into a tributary of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

 

07.19.13

AP: Study finds fracking chemicals didn't spread

A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press.

 

07.19.13

DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn't taint water

A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press.

 

07.18.13

Energy leases to generate $4.7 million

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners in June approved lease agreements with energy companies that will bring in nearly $4.7 million in bonus payments, and a yet undetermined amount of royalties.

 

07.17.13

Company predicts compressed natural gas growth, opens South Side station in Pittsburgh

Jennifer Pomerantz spent the past year convincing companies to run car and truck fleets on compressed natural gas. Now she needs to convince the average consumer.

 

07.17.13

Gas companies' pullout deals blow to Wayne County

Two natural gas companies called it quits in Wayne County, dealing landowners a major economic blow they say amounts to a loss of $187 million.

 

07.16.13

Third level of shale coming into play

A third layer of shale is drawing more and more attention from Western Pennsylvania's gas drillers.

 

07.16.13

The billion dollar deal: State lawmakers, officials praise airport gas drilling agreement

They're calling it the billion dollar deal. Nearly a third of the state's congressmen met Monday at Pittsburgh International Airport to discuss the recently inked deal Allegheny County signed with Consol Energy.