Natural gas price might have found sweet spot

It's not hard to imagine the reactions inside the Beltway if the price of gasoline more than doubled in a single year: the congressional investigations, demands for action from the White House and loud protests from consumers.



Why Pittsburgh is becoming a boomtown

Proximity to new oil and natural gas sites is drawing interest from abroad and fueling the city's economic and population growth.



Constitution Pipeline

Historically low natural gas prices and the public's desire for cleaner energy have fueled the growing popularity of natural gas. Clean-burning natural gas currently produces one-third of all electric generation and heats about half of all U.S. homes - and those numbers continue to climb.



Road engineering to be paid for by gas impact fees

City Council is expected tonight to vote on an issue that will help to complete reconstruction and improvements on Reach Road for industrial park use.



W.Pa. business finds niche in drilling industry

Power ends, cement plugs, D-rings, O-rings, spider and suction valves - who needs them? The oil and gas drilling industry does, and Twin Pines Manufacturing in Clarksburg is catering to that niche market.



Pittsburgh Presbytery ends ban on shale gas leases

The Pittsburgh Presbytery has ended a yearlong moratorium on shale gas leasing and development on church property, which could clear the way for construction of a gas pipeline across its Crestfield Camp & Conference Center near Slippery Rock where 3,500 children and adult visitors a year attend ministry camp.



Pa. water plants fined by EPA for drilling waste

Two wastewater plants, which merged into a company that was later acquired by Canonsburg-based Aquatech, were fined by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for discharging natural gas drilling wastewater into the Allegheny River or tributaries that feed it.



Ambridge's Beemac Trucking gets state grant for natural gas fueling

Beemac Trucking in Ambridge recently received a boost in its efforts to go green and run clean. The company has been awarded a $469,292 state grant toward the compressed natural gas refueling facility it is building, the first of its kind in Beaver County.



FracFocus Drillers' Registry to Create Chemicals Database

FracFocus, the website drillers use to disclose chemicals in hydraulic fracturing, is revamping its system next week to let regulators for the first time search and aggregate the information.



Marcellus shale testing to start in Perry Township

From spooked cattle to losing underground water, Fayette County residents vented their anxieties Wednesday to a pair of natural gas industry representatives at the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Hall.