Marcellus Shale impact fee generates more than expected, even with 4 percent of bills unpaid

Most of the Marcellus Shale drilling companies have paid what they owe under Pennsylvania's new impact fee for wells.



Senator, Wayne County resident meet on drilling moratorium

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey commiserated with Wayne County residents and civic leaders over the inability to access natural gas from Marcellus Shale.



Pennsylvania submits its arguments in shale drilling law appeal

Lawyers representing several state agencies argued in a brief filed Tuesday that appellate judges erred in deciding to overturn a portion of the state's new Marcellus Shale drilling law.



TransCanada files new route proposal for Keystone XL

TransCanada has proposed to Nebraska officials a new route for the U.S. segment of its Keystone XL pipeline that avoids the Ogallala Aquifer and the Sandhills region in Nebraska. "The identified route, along with our commitment to implement additional safety requirements above and beyond those required for any other pipeline, ensures the protection of Nebraska's resources," said Russ Girling, TransCanada's president and CEO. TransCanada submitted the revised route plan to the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.



Bankers in Pa. assess impact of natural gas

Banks are trying to determine how to assess both the positive and negative impacts of the Marcellus Shale boom.



Hurricanes don't scare natural gas anymore

Even with much of the Gulf of Mexico's energy production shut down as Hurricane Isaac approached the region earlier this week, the natural-gas market barely blinked -- and thatís exactly what analysts said would happen.



Marcellus Shale fees to midstate counties could top $6.7 million

When the counties receive the first payments in December, the money will be a needed boost to begin fixing bridges that have been deteriorating - and other critical services.



If natural-gas cars hit the road, who pays the gas taxes?

How do users of alternatively powered vehicles pay road-use taxes equivalent to the state and federal gasoline taxes the rest of us pay at the pump?



Shell discusses future of cracker plant in Beaver County

Shell Oil Co. officials are working to make inroads with the community that may host their lucrative ethane cracker plant, but note that hurdles still remain before the Beaver County site may get their final stamp of approval.



DEP allows Cabot to resume fracking in Dimock, leaves drilling on hold

The state Department of Environmental Protection has granted Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. permission to resume hydraulic fracturing in an area of Dimock.