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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."

 

04.22.13

New companies continue to be courted by growing oil-and-gas industry

When Mascaro Construction Co. LP first tried to sell itself to the region's Marcellus shale gas drillers two years ago, the meeting didn't last long, and the company came away empty-handed.

 

04.22.13

Borough to repay bond with shale lease funds

Most of Ellwood City's shale gas-drilling windfall will soon be spent at Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool. Or it already has been spent there.

 

04.19.13

Northeast Project Upgrade presentation of Tennessee Gas Pipeline held in Wysox

As more and more natural gas continues to be extracted from the Marcellus Shale in Bradford County, adjustments and expansions are also needed to keep up with the increase.

 

04.18.13

Wholesale natural gas prices rebound from 2012 lows

Wholesale natural gas prices have doubled during the past year, and that's bringing sighs of relief from an unusual variety of interests.

 

04.18.13

PUC schedules hearing on West Wyoming facility

The state Public Utilities Commission scheduled a hearing on UGI Penn Natural Gas Inc.'s request to determine whether a planned West Wyoming natural gas facility planned is exempt from local zoning regulations.