Pittsburgh Rebound Sparked by Spurned Gas Frackers

Drilling into Marcellus shale deposits is banned in Pittsburgh, yet hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operations in the countryside nearby have helped bring in jobs and boost demand for office space in Pennsylvania's second-biggest city.



Report touts future of Marcellus shale

The reserves in the Marcellus Shale tripled from 2009 to 2010, and one industry group predicts the Marcellus soon will be the new leader in domestic shale plays.



Officials from Shell, Beaver County to talk about petrochemical plant

Beaver County officials and the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, a regional economic development organization, will offer their take on the operations and impact of the proposed Shell Chemical petrochemical facility.



Corbett hopes Beaver won't have to wait for Shell plant

Beaver County has better than a 50 percent shot of getting Shell's gas-fed petrochemical facility built, Gov. Tom Corbett said during a stop at the proposed site.



PHFA accepting proposals to improve housing in areas impacted by natural gas drilling

The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) today for projects to improve the availability and affordability of housing in the Marcellus Shale region of the state.



Development group applauds college's natural gas degrees

Tioga County Development Corp celebrated Mansfield University's new Marcellus Institute, which was established in February to develop new academic programs focused on expanding the shale gas industry.



Pennsylvania officials seek expedited review of Act 13 lawsuit

State officials are seeking a speedy review by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of their appeal to a decision last week overturning statewide zoning for shale gas drilling.



Tioga County resident concerned about methane migration

Natural gas drilling and its effects on water wells again was focused on an incident of methane migration that happened in June.



Gas company partners with conservation group

Anadarko, the National Wildlife Turkey Federation - and the Keystone Energy Forum - recently co-hosted "Fueling Conservation," a fundraiser to help pay for habitat projects in Clinton and Lycoming counties.



Liquified Petroleum Gas Fracturing-Will It Replace Hydraulic Fracturing?

Can liquified petroleum gas (LPG) fracturing be used in place of hydraulic fracturing?