ACF Industries reopens Pennsylvania rail-car plant due to booming energy sector

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett yesterday participated in a reopening ceremony for ACF Industries L.L.C.'s rail-car manufacturing plant in Milton.



Pickett urges local governments to submit applications for natural gas vehicle grants

Applications are now being accepted for the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant (AFIG) Natural Gas Vehicle program.



Gas company hit with $150,000 fine for violations

A natural gas company was fined $150,000 Monday by the state Department of Environmental Protection for discharge violations during construction of a pipeline in four Lycoming County townships during fall 2011.



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.