Critics say Pa. DEP gas data has serious flaws

Data on Marcellus Shale natural gas production last week did not include numbers from Chesapeake Energy -- meaning the biannual totals weren't close to being accurate. The firm has been a top producer in previous reports.



Marcellus flowback recycling reaches 90 percent in SWPA

DEP released numbers last week confirming that more than 90 percent of its flowback fluid is being reused in southwestern PA.



Pipeline aimed at Northumberland County

A $1 billion pipeline transporting Marcellus and Utica shale gas may cut through Northumberland County.



Guthrie and Geisinger team up to study health impact of Marcellus Shale

Two regional health-care systems, Guthrie Health and Geisinger Health System, will team up to study how Marcellus Shale gas drilling affects the health of those living in the region.



County Marcellus Shale yield skyrockets

The amount of Marcellus Shale gas produced in Allegheny County more than doubled in the first half of 2012.



Cabot, Dimock families near settlement on gas drilling contamination

Lawsuit brought by three dozen Dimock Twp. families against Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. is nearing a settlement for several residents who allege natural gas drilling contamination harmed their health and property.



Marcellus Shale revenues help to expand Game Commission program

Thanks to a series of Marcellus Shale leases approved by the Board of Game Commissioners in 2011, hunters will see pheasant stocking efforts increase to 200,000 birds for the upcoming small game seasons.



Newfield to plug three Wayne County test gas wells

A natural gas drilling company will permanently plug its three test wells in Wayne County after it finished evaluating the geology there.



Leasing state land for shale wells called a business decision

"With natural gas, we discovered we had a new asset," John Arway, executive director of the state Fish and Boat Commission, said. "We had to look at it from a business perspective."



DEP fines EXCO Resources $47,500 for operating unpermitted transfer stations

The Department of Environmental Protection has fined EXCO Resources $47,500 for operating unpermitted residual waste transfer stations in Lycoming and Sullivan counties.