DEP drilling records reveal water damage

State environmental regulators determined that oil and gas development damaged the water supplies for at least 161 Pennsylvania homes, farms, churches and businesses between 2008 and the fall of 2012.



Scientists find new tools for tracing fracking impacts

Researchers in the Rice University chemistry professor's laboratory have developed nanoparticles that will flow with the fluid used to hydraulically fracture oil and gas wells, slip through rocks and travel wherever the water ends up - in a holding pond at the surface, a tanker on the highway or, in a worst-case scenario, a nearby drinking water well.



Marcellus Shale boosts Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport lost 1.9 percent of its departing flights between 2007 and 2012, but the airport rates considerably better than most of its similar-sized peers, a new study shows.



Marcellus Shale boom makes rural hospital cutting-edge

The Susquehanna County community has seen its share of change over the years. Recently, there has been a burst of activity related to the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom.



Chambersburg, area business get state funding for natural-gas vehicles

The Borough of Chambersburg and an area business have been awarded state funding to purchase natural gas vehicles or convert existing vehicles to natural gas.



Marcellus Shale Attracts Swift Worldwide Resources to Pittsburgh

The Marcellus Shale boom in western Pennsylvania has gained the attention of oil and gas companies, and they are seeing new opportunities in Pittsburgh.



Columbia Gas Seeks FERC Approval for Two Appalachian Basin Pipeline Projects

On Friday, May 10, 2013, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia Gas) submitted applications to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the issuance of certificates of public convenience and necessity for a pair of natural gas pipeline projects in the Appalachian basin.



CNG Conversions Gallery

It's not just a theory: Some real vehicles have switched from gasoline or diesel to CNG



Survey: Pa. residents give cautious support for gas drilling

Though nearly half of Pennsylvanians support natural gas drilling to some degree, about 58 percent would back a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing until there is a fuller understanding of the risks, according to a poll released Tuesday.



Shale made Penn State professor a star

Pennsylvania State University geoscientist Terry Engelder spent most of his career toiling in obscurity, studying fracture behavior of rocks known as black shales. Even among geologists, he says, it was kind of a boring topic, and he was often slotted to present his papers on the last day of professional conferences.