Texas oilman, fracking pioneer Mitchell dies at 94

George P. Mitchell leveraged a penchant for hard work, an appetite for risk and dogged persistence in the face of futility into a technological breakthrough that reshaped the global energy industry and made the wildcat oilman a billionaire.



Saudi Prince: Fracking Is Threat To Kingdom

A Saudi prince has warned that his oil-reliant nation is under threat because of fracking technology being developed elsewhere around the world.



Number of natural gas drilling sites in county grows

Last July, there was just one unconventional natural gas well active in the Utica Shale formation in Crawford County - but this July there are at least five such wells at three different sites in Crawford County, according to permits on file with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.



$350K well water study proposed for Bradford County

A group of regional health care providers is seeking state funding to conduct a $350,000 study of the quality of drinking water in private wells in Bradford County, which will investigate, among other things, the effects of Marcellus Shale drilling on well water.



Ratings upgraded for majority of Allegheny County Airport Authority's bonds due to gas drilling leases on airport property

Fitch Ratings upgraded its rating Monday for the majority of the Allegheny County Airport Authority's bonds from "BBB-plus" to an "A-minus" in response to the income from gas drilling leases on airport property.



Rolls-Royce launches LNG campaign in North America

According to Rolls-Royce, "natural gas is the clear choice of fuel to power an energy-efficient, sustainable America."



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.



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.



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.



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.