Pa. well site will be focus of fierce legal battle

The Marquardt well site is indistinguishable from most Marcellus Shale drilling locations: It encompasses about five acres of graded farmland, covered with gravel, containing two active natural gas wells.



Brown Approves California Regulations on Oil Fracking

California Governor Jerry Brown, preparing the state for development of the largest shale-oil reserves in the U.S., signed into law regulations for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that has been criticized by environmental groups.



CONSOL Energy Partners with Hunters Sharing the Harvest to Combat Hunger in Pennsylvania

Hunters in Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to feed hungry families in the Pittsburgh region during the 2013 hunting season, courtesy of CONSOL Energy Inc.



Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County to audit gas royalties

The Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County could earn up to $6.5 million this year in royalties from Marcellus shale gas drilling on its 8,000 acres.



Two-year schools help to fill needs of growing natural gas industry

Jonathan Ressler knew he didn't want to spend the money or the time required to earn a four-year college degree to add to his high school diploma.



Ferlo has concerns about fracking

State Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Pittsburgh, is calling for a moratorium on state-issued fracking permits.



Man pleads guilty in scheme to falsely sell mineral rights to Marcellus Shale gas drillers

One of two men accused of involvement in an elaborate fraud that resulted in the sales of millions of dollars of bogus mineral rights to gas drilling companies pleaded guilty today.



Natural gas leaks from fracking found to be low

Natural gas leaks from production wells are lower than previous estimates and below the level that would erase the fuel's climate benefit over coal, according to a University of Texas study released Monday and backed by both industry and environmentalists.



Study: Methane Leaks From Gas Drilling Not Huge

Drilling and fracking for natural gas don't seem to spew immense amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the air, as has been feared, a new study says.



PHFA Announces Recipients for Pennsylvania Affordable Housing Funding

The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency today approved the recipients of funding for projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing in the Marcellus Shale region of the state.