Politics, environmental, global trade issues complicate natural gas exportation

Manufacturers and drillers have been warring over exports for more than a year, but many industry analysts say exporting is inevitable.



Natural Gas On The Verge Of A Breakout To $4 As Stars Line Up

The boom in natural gas production that has pushed prices below $2 per thousand cubic feet back in April has planted the seed for a huge correction the other way.



Natural gas gets nod from auto analysts as vehicle fuel of future

Natural gas got a strong vote of confidence as a future vehicle fuel at the Society of Automotive Analysts Strategic Planning Summit in Southfield, MI.



Lehigh Gas installs natural gas pumps AS

With the opening of a compressed natural gas pump outside Philadelphia on Wednesday, Lehigh Gas of Allentown moves a step closer to bringing a potentially important gasoline and diesel alternative to the Lehigh Valley.



Pittsburgh's ban on drilling could end

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that "Pittsburgh City Councilman Patrick Dowd plans to introduce legislation that would eliminate a ban on Marcellus shale drilling in the city by creating strict zoning regulations for gas extraction."



ShaleNet nabs $14.9M from Department of Labor

The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that, "The Marcellus Shale workforce development program called ShaleNET is receiving an added $14.9 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the program, according to a statement from U.S. Sen. Bob Casey."



Natural Gas: Putting the Pedal to the Metal

The coming U.S. energy boom, spearheaded by new technologies that have enabled us to recover vast amounts of previously inaccessible oil and natural gas from rock formations, will be important for several reasons, not least the nation's competitive advantage in the global economy.



Delaware River panel still mum on gas drilling

The five members of the Delaware River Basin Commission, representing PA, NJ, DE, NY and the federal government are not discussing when they will vote on drilling in the Delaware River watershed,



Federal agency says natural gas being used more to fuel electrical supplies

Natural gas use for power generation rose this year, averaging 26.3 billion cubic feet per day for the first 8.5 months of 2012, an increase of 24 percent from the same period last year.



Pennsylvania gas drillers paying $200 million in fees for wells

Pennsylvania's shale drillers are paying slightly more than $200 million this year -- 14 percent more than lawmakers projected -- under the state's new impact fee.