The Upper Devonian Is a Shale Superstar

Everyone likes cake - thick layers of hot-out-of-the-oven goodness topped with rich butter cream icing. It's enough to make to even the most hardened curmudgeon smile. And in the case of the energy industry, North America's shale rock is like a big, sweet piece of seven-layer black forest cake.



Planned natural-gas power plant acquired by Texas private-equity firm

A Dallas, Texas, private-equity firm, Panda Power Funds, is acquiring Moxie Energy's planned Liberty Generating Station in Bradford County, Pa., billed as the first power plant developed to use natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation. The 829-megawatt plant will produce enough power to supply 1 million homes.



Marcellus Shale waste trips more radioactivity alarms than other products left at landfills

Last year, nearly 1,000 trucks hauling 15,769 tons of Marcellus Shale waste were stopped at Pennsylvania landfill gates after tripping radioactivity alarms.



Gas wastewater treatment facility to begin operations

City-based Eureka Resources will add another gas well wastewater treatment facility to meet the growing needs of the Marcellus Shale industry.



$1M fine for UGI for failing to fix gas leak

A UGI gas utility has agreed to pay a $1 million fine to Pennsylvania regulators to settle a whistle-blower's allegations that it failed to adequately maintain and repair a high-pressure gas main.



Bradford County now has vehicles that run on natural gas

The Bradford County government now has two vehicles in its fleet that are fueled by compressed natural gas.



Pennsylvania vies for being No. 2 U.S. gas producer

The Marcellus shale drilling boom is living up to its supporters' optimistic assessments and is rearranging the national landscape, putting Pennsylvania in competition with Alaska and Louisiana to be the country's second-biggest gas producer in 2013.



Armstrong School District will lease gas rights at 2 schools

The Armstrong School District plans to lease its oil and gas rights at Lenape Elementary School in Manor Township to two drilling companies.



GE Transportation to build natural gas conversion kits

GE Transportation locomotives powered by natural gas could soon be appearing on railroads across the country.



Shale wells no longer exempt from DEP air plan approval

Unconventional gas wells will no longer be exempt from seeking air quality plan approval for wells, the Department of Environmental Protection announced Thursday